When news broke that Chip Kelly was leaving the college ranks to be the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, it only took two hours for Urban Meyer to reach out to three of the top commits in Oregon’s 2013 recruiting class.
Just 24 hours later, all three of those prospects—Dontre Wilson, Tyree Robinson and Tyrell Robinson—have scheduled a visit to Ohio State, which is set to take place next weekend (according to recruiting guru Alex Gleitman of ElevenWarriors.com).
Wilson is one that got away from Meyer earlier this year.
Despite throwing everything Ohio State had to offer at him, the talented all-purpose back shrugged off the Buckeyes’ offer and chose to play for Chip Kelly and his wide-open system at Oregon.
Corbett Smith of DallasNews.com spoke with Wilson’s high school football coach yesterday, and needless to say, Wilson wasn’t happy with the way Kelly spurned the Ducks for the Eagles.
“He’s not a happy camper right now,” DeSoto coach Claude Mathis said. “I think Dontre’s hurt a little bit, because since [Kelly] was here yesterday. Dontre thinks he should have said something.”
Wilson would certainly be welcomed by Meyer in Columbus. The 4-star prospect (per ESPN) out of DeSoto, Texas is the exact type of athlete Meyer is looking for. He racked up over 2,600 total yards of offense to go along with 46 total touchdowns during his senior season (per the-ozone.net's Brandon Castel) and that kind of playmaker is something the Buckeyes offense desperately needs.
Along with Ohio State, Wilson will consider Clemson, Oklahoma State and Notre Dame.
Tyree Robinson and Tyrell Robinson, twin brothers out of San Diego, were offered a scholarship to Ohio State hours after the Chip Kelly news broke.
Both are 4-star prospects according to ESPN.com and have been recruited mainly as linebackers or safeties. The two-sport athletes also have a desire to play basketball at the collegiate level, and being twins through and through, the two are a package deal that will attend the same college together.
With both prospects visiting Ohio State along with Wilson next weekend, Meyer will have a great opportunity to build on his already stellar 2013 recruiting class.