Dontre Wilson to Ohio State: Buckeyes Land 4-Star RB Recruit

Tim KeeneyContributor IFebruary 4, 2013

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After weeks of speculation that he would alter on his original commitment, 4-star running back Dontre Wilson announced on Monday night that he will attend Ohio State.'s Adam Gorney gives us the official confirmation:

According to 247 Sports' composite rankings, Wilson, who verbally committed to Oregon back in May, is the 70th-ranked prospect and sixth-best all-purpose back in America. 

The DeSoto High School stud has blazing speed. 

247 Sports lists his 40-time as 4.40, which is an electric time on its own, but when you watch Wilson's highlights or consider he is also a sought-after track star, it wouldn't be surprising if he had the potential to reach Leon Sandcastle's level.

Here's a glimpse of what he can do with that unbelievable speed on the gridiron:

It's time for his new coaches to start drawing up some creative offensive game plans. 

Wilson is 5'10", 165 pounds and lacks elite bulk. He's not going to be a guy who will get 20 carries per game or constantly move the chains in between the tackles. 

Instead, he's going to be a home run hitter. A game-changer.

It will be up to his coaches to simply get him the ball in space, whether it be on kick returns, runs to the outside, screens out of the backfield, screens as a receiver or whatever.

Should they do that successfully, Wilson can take care of the rest. He has good vision, is explosive, shifty and gets up the field in the hurry, and as such, he has the ability to make an instant impact as a complementary role player at the collegiate level. 

Signing day is still two days away, but the Buckeyes just got an early present.