Following an official visit to Texas last weekend and an official visit to Ohio State the week prior to that, 5-star Austin, Texas receiver Garrett Wilson will finally be making his verbal commitment Sunday night at 9:00 pm Eastern.
I’ll be announcing my commitment tomorrow, April 29th at 8PM via Twitter, and Instagram. #TTWFO
— Garrett Wilson (@GarrettWilson_V) April 28, 2018
Wilson (6-0 185) is the No. 5 receiver in the 2019 class per the 247Sports Composite, and the No. 29 player overall. In 247Sports’ own rankings, however, he is the No. 2 wide receiver and the No. 8 overall player.
Wilson plays for Lake Travis High School in Austin, which is the same school where Ohio State freshman quarterback Matthew Baldwin played.
Originally from Central Ohio, Wilson still has ties to the area, so distance isn’t as much of a factor as it may be for others.
As to the Buckeyes’ chances here, the Crystal Ball prediction feature at 247Sports, has 75% of the recruitniks selecting Ohio State as his final destination. Texas is only receiving 20% of the predictions.
Last season as a junior, Wilson caught 98 passes for 1,773 yards and 26 touchdowns. As a sophomore, he finished with 53 receptions for 699 yards and 12 touchdowns.
As a receiver, Wilson is a well-rounded deep threat who excels all over the field. His ability after the catch is what really jumps out. He can take a quick screen a long way and he is as difficult to cover as he is to tackle.
With what Ohio State is now doing with their passing game, he would be an ideal fit as a Z receiver. The crossing routes and screens would be easy throws, yet they could reap large rewards once he gets the ball in his hands. And with a bigger arm at quarterback, the entire field will be stretched, leaving large areas of field for Wilson to work with.
Simply put, Wilson is dynamic with the football and the Buckeyes could use him in a variety of ways.
Garrett Wilson Highlights
[Garrett Wilson photo courtesy 247Sports. |Ohio State Recruiting]