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DeSoto RB Dontre Wilson weighs in on Oregon Ducks recruiting
November 2, 2012By Tim Polzer of VYPE MAGAZINE - Dallas
In an ESPN story on the rise of Oregon football recruiting under head coach Chip Kelly, DeSoto running back Dontre Wilson comments on his trip to Eugene and the experience he had before commiting to the Ducks.
Same deal at The Opening this summer, attended by Oregon pledge Dontre Wilson of DeSoto (Texas) High School and dozens of other top 2013 prospects.
"A lot of people expected me to go to Texas," Wilson said.
He picked Oregon because of its offense. Wilson, No. 51 in the ESPN 150, is undersized at 5-foot-10 and 174 pounds -- in the mold of Thomas Tyner and Kenjon Barner.
The sleek uniforms were just a bonus to Wilson. Oregon needed no gimmicks to sell him, especially after he visited for the Oct. 6 Washington game and watched the Ducks scored 35 points by the middle of the second quarter.
"Very exciting," Wilson said. "Very colorful. It was electric. And the people were great. They treated me like I was already playing there."
Wilson learned this little secret about Oregon: It's not all glitz and glamour, Nike gear and the video-game offense. That stuff turns heads, but it won't build a championship program.
Wilson is likely to go over the 1,000 yard mark in rushing Friday against Grand Prairie. He already has 20 rushing touchdowns and is one of the reasons the Eagles are ranked No. 4 in the latest VYPE National Top 25 High School Football Rankings.