Wide receiver Garrett Wilson sent in his Letter of Intent to Ohio State on Wednesday, officially making him a member of the Buckeyes’ 2019 recruiting class.
Here’s a look at what he could mean for the future of the program.
Weight: 181 lbs
Position: Wide receiver
Hometown: Lake Travis, Texas
247 Composite Rating: 5-star, No. 16 player overall
Position Rank: No. 2 wide receiver
When He Committed: April 2018, choosing OSU over Texas.
Projection: One of the premier playmakers in all of the nation, Wilson has a chance to be a major impact player for the Buckeyes.
He played his high school ball at Lake Travis, a Class 6A big-school Texas powerhouse. It’s the same program that OSU freshman quarterback Matthew Baldwin played for.
Wilson caught 70 passes for 1,151 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2018.
His junior season of 2017 was even more explosive alongside Baldwin. That year, Wilson had 1,764 yards receiving and caught 26 touchdown passes.
In both seasons, his team fell just short of the state championship, losing in the finals each time.
As a Buckeye, Wilson likely profiles as a “Z” receiver, the position played by deep threats like Terry McLaurin and Johnnie Dixon.
Wilson isn’t as tall as “X” receivers like Austin Mack and Binjimen Victor, but like McLaurin, he could be versatile enough see time at multiple different wide receiver positions.
He will enroll at Ohio State in January, and will get a head start on his career during spring practice.
If he can show the coaching staff that he can handle the other responsibilities of the position (read: he blocks well) Wilson could contribute as soon as the 2019 season.