Wilson attended DeSoto High School in Texas. A consensus four-star prospect, Wilson was ranked by Rivals as the fifth best all-purpose back in the nation. As a senior, Wilson rushed for 1,895 yards and 37 touchdowns. He also caught 37 passes for 750 yards and nine touchdowns.
Wilson helped lead DeSoto to a 14-1 record on the season and an appearance in the Class 5A state semifinals. As the fifth ranked player in Texas, his commitment to Ohio State was a big deal. In fact, Wilson announced his college decision live on a Dallas TV station.
Wilson was mostly used as a decoy in 2013 as a true freshman at Ohio State. Known for his speed, Wilson played in all 14 games. He also earned two starts. Despite being used mostly as a decoy, Wilson still finished fourth on the team in all-purpose yards with 983. Wilson gained a lot of his yards on kick-off returns, averaging 24.9 yards per return with a long-return of 51 yards against Buffalo.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer plans on using Wilson as the team’s primary H-back in 2014. An H-back is a hybrid position that combines running sweeps around the edge with catching passes. Wilson will be expected to do many of the things Percy Harvin did in the same role under Meyer.
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Buckeyes Boast Depth At Running Back, Receiver
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