Offensive Lineman Toby Wilson, Son of Ohio State Offensive Coordinator Kevin Wilson, Commits to Buckeyes As Preferred Walk-On

By Dan Hope on January 20, 2021 at 12:31 pm
Toby Wilson

Kevin Wilson's son will be joining his father at Ohio State.

Toby Wilson, an offensive lineman from Olentangy High School in Lewis Center, Ohio, has committed to the Buckeyes as a preferred walk-on offensive lineman, he announced Wednesday.

A second-team all-conference performer for the Braves this past season, Wilson was ranked as the No. 25 center and No. 86 prospect from Ohio in the class of 2021. He chose walking on with the Buckeyes over offers from several FBS schools including West Virginia, Air Force, Army and Navy.

While Wilson had previously told Eleven Warriors that he did not anticipate playing for his father, he ultimately decided he couldn't pass up the opportunity to become a Buckeye.

“I committed here to win and to stay close with family and what better place to get both than at Ohio State,” Wilson told Eleven Warriors on Wednesday. “Coach Day and the coaches have made it such a tight group of guys that it’s a family and a brotherhood and that’s something I want to be a part of in the future. You learn from the best, you play with the best and you become the best when you go to Ohio State.”

Eventually, Wilson plans to follow in his father's footsteps by becoming a coach himself, and he'll now have the opportunity to learn directly from his father and all of Ohio State's other coaches by playing for the Buckeyes.

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