Dontre Wilson Spurns Oregon and Commits to Ohio State

Austin Kemp@@Theaustinator_1Analyst IFebruary 4, 2013

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 24:  Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shouts instructions to his team during the first half of a game against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan 26-21.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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Dontre Wilson decommitted from Oregon and gave his commitment to Ohio State late Monday night, according to Marc Givler of

'Texas Tom' Herman strikes again with the commitment of four-star ATH Dontre Wilson #OhioState #buckeyes

— Marc Givler (@MarcGivlerBG) February 5, 2013

Wilson is rated the No. 10 overall running back by but is expected to play a utility role when he steps foot in Columbus.  Dontre’s recruitment opened back up after Chip Kelly left for the Philadelphia Eagles. 

With Wilson taking visits to Ohio State and Texas the past couple of weeks, it started shaping up as a three-team race to land the 4-star prospect.  This is the third commitment from the state of Texas that Ohio State was able to pull in 2013, including arguably the state’s No. 1-ranked player, Mike Mitchell.

Thinking about the weapons the Buckeyes have brought in this year has to put fear into other Big Ten defenses, including Dontre Wilson, Jalin Marshall, Corey Smith, Marcus Baugh and, of course, Ezekiel Elliott, who most feel will honor his commitment by signing with OSU on Wednesday.  Though most of these guys won’t start from day one, saying the future is bright would be an understatement.

247Sports lists Wilson’s 40 time as 4.40.  Could the “Percy Harvin role” finally be filled at Ohio State?  There’s no doubt the Buckeyes will have options to choose from, and now just add Dontre Wilson to the list.  It's almost as if Dontre Wilson were specifically made to play in an Urban Meyer offense.  

As a senior at DeSoto High School, Wilson racked up more than 1,800 yards on the ground while also adding 750 yards receiving, with 46 total touchdowns.