Ohio State picked up their 24th commitment for the 2013 recruiting class late Monday night when athlete Dontre Wilson committed to the Buckeyes.
The high school running back-receiver combo is No. 55 in the ESPN 150 and is easily one of the top recruits that had yet to commit until yesterday. With signing day just one day away, there will be a flurry of top recruits making their decisions after a long process of weighing choices.
He chose the Buckeyes over powerhouses like Texas and Oregon and is one of the more dynamic recruits in the entire class. The Texas-native accumulated more than 2,600 total yards and 46 touchdowns in 2012 and was expected to sign with the Oregon Ducks on Wednesday.
He switched verbal commitments on Monday night and declared that he would be signing with Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes.
Dontre’s father, Don, explained why the athlete chose Ohio State over Oregon, despite rumors of location factors:
“He looked for the best opportunity to shine in the offense. That was the main thing.”
With the Buckeyes coming off an undefeated season and a likely top-five ranking to begin the 2013 season, Wilson will likely be just another top recruit added to the offense to be apart of the Braxton Miller show in Columbus.
While Oregon’s Chip Kelly was supposed to be Wilson’s coach before he left for the NFL, Urban Meyer is a genius and looked to be the next best thing for the combo athlete.
This is Ohio State’s 11th ESPN 150 recruit– the most in the Big Ten.