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Four-Star WR Garrett Wilson Down to Two, Decision Coming Soon

Garrett Wilson Ohio State Recruiting Buckeyes Receiver


Four-star Texas wide receiver Garrett Wilson announced late Saturday night that he has cut his list of schools down to just Ohio State and Texas. He will be taking his official visit to Ohio State the weekend of April 13, which is the weekend of the OSU spring game. Wilson will follow that visit up with a trip to Texas the following weekend for the Longhorns’ spring game. He will then make his commitment ‘shortly after’ the Texas Trip.

Wilson whittled his list down after receiving dozens of offers from places like OSU, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, TCU, Alabama, Notre Dame, Florida, Michigan, Georgia, USC, and Bowling Green.

Garrett Wilson (6-0 185) is ranked the No. 6 receiver in the nation per the 247Sports Composite and the No. 46 player overall in the 2019 recruiting class. Wilson plays for Lake Travis High School in Austin, which is the same school where Ohio State freshman quarterback Matthew Baldwin played.

Wilson is originally from Dublin, Ohio, so there are more Ohio State ties than just his former quarterback.

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.

Here is a clip of him as a deep threat.

And here is Garrett Wilson as a short threat.

Wilson is the No. 7 prospect in the state of Texas and the No. 3 receiver in the state. Ohio State has offered the top six receivers in Texas, including Allen’s Theo Wease and Houston’s Jalen Curry. Curry has called OSU his dream school in the past, but that isn’t usually a great indicator of future results. [Editor’s Note: Wease released his Top 5 Sunday afternoon and the Buckeyes were not included.]

There is not yet a wide receiver committed in the 2019 Ohio State recruiting class, but that will obviously change, and perhaps within the next month. The Buckeyes will look to add a number of pass catchers in the 2019 cycle. They graduate four receivers and lose perhaps even more than that after the 2018 season, so help will be needed.

Wilson projects as more of a Z receiver or flanker in Ohio State’s offense, which is where you can find Terry McLaurin and Johnnie Dixon now. He has similarities to both players, as he can get deep like McLaurin and make defenders miss like Dixon. He is also an effective slot receiver because he has great hands and can make defenders miss in close quarters.

Garrett Wilson Highlights


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  1. Christopher: OSU could of handed off to Zeke 75 times that game in 2015 at home against MSU and still would of been lucky to gain 75 yards! MSU in that sloppy rain committed to and did stuff the run. JTB couldn”t throw at all. As I said a zillion times, MSU exposed that lousy O. I was at IL the week before and OSU couldn”t move the ball against a lousy IL team either, we only had a 14-3 lead at half against them! Watch the MSU game again! Thank you. Remember, OSU scored two TD”s; one on a stripped sack and the other when MSU”s punt returner tried to reach over his head and grab a ball in the rain and wind. Many saw that IA game as a the trap game and it was, and good observations about that and OSU”s loss at PSU in 2016. In OSU”s defense, we did have two night games away at Madison and at Happy Valley and that had something to do with our losses as well. Before you scratch your head too hard; OSU rebounded from that MSU loss by running the ball down MI”s throat there and went on to pound ND. OSU went on to the CFB PO after the melt down against PSU and last year following that trap “Home Alone house game at IA, we then smoked MSU, beat MI there, and went on to beat USC 24-7. This is the best OSU stretch of football easily in the last 50 years, if not forever!

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