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.
Beyond blessed to announce that I will be furthering my academic and athletic career at THE Ohio State University! Thank you to all of my coaches, teammates, and family who have helped me along the way to achieve this! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/QbtQk2yzRn— Toby Wilson (@Tobemato) January 20, 2021
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.”
BUCKEYES!! #OLPride #FIGHT— Kevin Wilson (@OSUCoachKDub) January 20, 2021
We Love You & are so Proud of Your Journey!! Continue to Chase Your Dreams with Relentless Passion & Work Ethic - Your Future is Bright!!#MoveYourFeet #ChaseYourDreams#GoBucks#ProudCoach #ProudDad https://t.co/jWV6g9KEMG
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.