The Dontre Wilson Impact

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May 19, 2013 at 3:55a

'The Chase' leading up to National Signing Day 2013 was a very exciting one for Buckeye Nation. Urban Meyer's first full recruiting class, a full compliment of schollies, an undefeated season, and many of the country's top recruits on OSU's board. Many recruitniks coming down the stretch were pre-occupied with Vonn Bell's decision between OSU, Tenn, Georgia, Alabama; Tre Johnson flirting with Auburn;  EZE's courtship with Mizzou, and wondering about Mike Mitchell and a few WR's.

My main interest came in the form of Dontre Wilson. Ever since I found out about the mutual interest (after Chip Kelley started looking into the NFL) I became excited. Wilson, an Oregon commit, came on late and fast, due to the Ducks facing violations and Kelly possibly bolting.

The reason Wilson became so exciting to me is the fact this athelete/RB is of the same mold Oregon has been recruiting with much success over the last 10 years. When he showed interest, the first thing that came to my mind was getting a super-fast Oregon-type athelete out of Tom Herman's territory in Texas who can join our already potent backfield and combine with Braxton to wreak havok on opposing defenses.

Unlike at Oregon, Wilson won't have to worry about his defense getting scored on a majority of drives as Ohio State prides itself on its defense! Imagine a high octane Oregon type offense paired with an SEC-caliber defensive line, LBrs, secondary, all infused with some Buckeye attitude!

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