January 4, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Team Highlight athlete Dontre WIlson (2) during the second half at the Under Armour All-America high school Game at Tropicana Field. Team Highlight defeated the Team Nitro 16-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon Football Recruiting: Running Back Dontre Wilson Spurns Oregon for Ohio State

Recruits who have been undecided are starting to make their decisions known as we approach National Signing Day and the arrival of the faxes at 7am at the Casanova Center near Autzen Stadium. There was a joke yesterday on Twitter that National Signing Day is the only reason left for someone to use an actual fax machine, and we wondered if a high school student in today’s world actually knew how to use one. We’ll find out soon enough.

Last night Dontre Wilson made it known that he will not attend the University of Oregon, but Ohio State for his collegiate career. This had to come as a little bit of a surprise to Oregon, considering Chip Kelly was at his high school the day before he announced he was leaving for Philadelphia. He cited Kelly’s departure for the Philadelphia Eagles as part of his decision to leave the Ducks for the Buckeyes.

“To me, it was wrong, It kind of hurt me a little. But I’m over it now.”

Recruit Dontre Wilson on Kelly’s Departure to Philadelphia

The DeSoto, Texas native ushed for 767 yards and 15 touchdowns and caught 12 passes for 246 yards and 5 touchdowns in his Senior season in high school.

The Ducks did manage to pick up a commit from Three Star Running Back Kani Benoit(Phoenix, Arizona), and still has Beaverton Oregon native and All American Thomas Tyner looking to sign on the dotted line tomorrow. In his Senior season (11 games) he rushed for 3,415 yards and 47 touchdowns. His rushing average was over 310 yards per game. The Ducks ground game looks to be in solid shape in 2013.


Other commitments of note include Receiver Darren Carrington(San Diego), reported by Rob Moseley of the Register Guard, who said he will stick with Oregon. Carrington a Four Star Recruit with some height 6 foot 2, and 187 pounds.

According to Scout.com, the Robinson brothers,  still look solid for the Oregon. It was reported that the Robinson Brothers, Tyree and Tyrell commits for the Ducks are visiting other schools, most recently to the Washington Huskies.

More here throughout the day. Here’s the link to yesterday’s Recruiting Update.

Tomorrow morning we’ll have coverage as the letter come in for the 2013 Recruiting Class for the Oregon Ducks.


Justin Phillips is Sports Reporter for Newsradio 1120 KPNW in Eugene, Oregon

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