When Desoto (TX) speedster athlete Dontre Wilson committed to Ohio State after flipping from Oregon, it enabled the Buckeyes to add more of what Urban Meyer is looking for.
Wilson sent shockwaves throughout the country when he put on the Ohio State hat in front of state-wide television.
BREAKDOWN: Wilson is not only one of the premiere play makers in the state, but he is one of the best in the country. He is a speed demon, who can score in an instant and in a number of different ways. He plays primarily out of the backfield in high school, but would make an excellent slot receiver in college. His speed is a real asset on special teams. The biggest problem will be finding out how to get him enough touches. He runs a legit 4.4. - Greg Powers
FROM THE OPENING: Wilson is Mr. Consistency. Whatever you see from him is consistently what you get in a combine and on the field. A top track athlete and one of the best in the 100-meter dash he actually trimmed his laser 40-time down two-tenths to 4.51. He has some of the quickest and most nimble feet in the country and does it in drills, 7v7 competition and in the pads. He is dangerous with the ball in his hands. He is an excellent pass receiver coming out of the backfield, good enough that you could also consider him a top prospect as a slot wide receiver as well. There is no such thing as a can't miss prospect, but taking in to account his stellar showings performance-to-performance the argument could be made for Wilson. - Greg Powers
Wilson On Choosing Ohio State: “It was a long hard decision,” said Wilson as he picked through the three hats in front of him. "I thought about it a lot, but I'm going to (Ohio State).”
“I just feel that coach Meyer has something going there right now," Wilson said. "They could have been national championship last year if they could have went to a bowl game. I think I can do down there and be a good asset to their team.”
Landing Wilson is a big get for Ohio State, as Meyer as specifically mentioned the team’s dire need for playmakers. Wilson was figured to be the perfect fit in Oregon’s dynamic up-tempo offense, but Meyer told the running back that he could accomplish similar feats in the Buckeyes offense.
“They said I will get a lot of (playing time)," Wilson said. "I'll also be a great special teams player for the team next year."