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“Building a Juggarnaut” Part One: The Dontre Wilson commitment

“Building a Juggarnaut” Part One: The Dontre Wilson commitment

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OriginallypostedonFishDuck.com:http://fishduck.com/2012/05/building-a-juggarnaut-part-one-the-dontre-wilson-commitment/“BuildingaJuggarnaut”PartOne:TheDontreWilsoncommitmentReportedbyChrisCharbonnieronMay26,2012inFishWrap,FishWrapArchive|2CommentsDontreWilsondeclaringhimselfaDuckduringanall-stargameFridayLastnight,theDuckslandedahugecommitmentfromRBDontreWilson,outofDeSoto,TX.Aunanimousfour-staracrossallfourmajorrecruitingservices,Wilsonisoneofthebestbacksinthecountry.HepickedtheDucksoverOhioSt.andTexas,butalsoheldoffersfromthelikesofArkansas,Baylor,Clemson,LSU,NotreDame,Oklahoma,OklahomaSt.,TexasA&MandWestVirginiaamongothers.Wilsonisdynamite,athreattoscorewitheverytouchoftheball.He’saplaymakerwithelitespeed,visionandtheelusivenesstobedevastatingintheopenfield.Inotherwords,heistailor-madetoplayinOregon’soffense.HehasthespeedtogetaroundthecornerontheoutsidezonereadandthequicknesstobedangerousontheIZR.Watchthisvideoandtellmeyoudon’tseeaguywhowillflourishinOregon’soffense:Somearealreadyquestioningthecommitment,wonderingwhetherhewon’tendupjumpingshipbeforenationalsigningday.CertainlyTexas’MackBrownandOhioState’sUrbanMeyerwillbeinhisearuntiltheinkdriesnextFebruary.Thatsaid,Ithinkit’sover.Dontre’sdadhasmadeitclearthatoncehecommitted,thatwouldbetheendofit.Heseemstobea“mywordismybond”typeofkid.MuchliketheAmoako’slastyear,Dontrecomesfromastrongfamilythatpridethemselvesonkeepingtheircommitments,makingachangeofheartseemsunlikely.WilsonjoinsThomasTyner,anotherblue-chiprunningbackcommitforthe2013recruitingclass.Tyner’sworld-classspeedandelitesizehavemanyanointinghimthenextgreatOregonrunningback.Whileitwouldn’tbewisetoargueagainstthatpossibility,especiallybecauseofhisunderratedvision,Tynerhasbattledsomeinjuriesasoflate.Whilethere’snoreasontobelievethesewillpersistintohiscollegecareer,injuriesseemtohaveamaliciouspreferencewhenitcomestochoosingvictims.Someguyscanneverseemtoavoidastringofrandom,seeminglyunrelatedinjuries.Worst-casescenario,Wilsonactsasareallygoodinsuranceplan.Best-casescenario,TynerandWilsonformthemostdeadlyrunningbackduoincollegefootball.Eitherway,theadditionofDontreWilsoncannotbeunderstated.SomewillpointtoDontre’scommitmentasasignthatOregonisbeginningtopulleliteplayersfromaroundthenation.Thetruthis,though,theDuckshavealreadyestablishedarunningbackpipelineinTexasdatingbacktoLaMichaelJames.That“success”isactuallybeingusedanegativerecruitingtool,sincethelastthreebackstocommitoutofthestate,LacheSeastrunk,DontaeWilliamsandTraCarson,havealltransferredafterjustoneyearwiththeteamforonereasonoranother.OpposingcoachesaresurelyusingthisagainstOregon.TheWilsoncommitmentcouldturnouttobehugeifhegoesontohavesuccessinEugene,helpingtokeeptheTexasrunningbackpipelineopen.It’sonlyMay,butit’sentirelypossiblethatDontreWilsonendsupasthemostimportantcommitmentinthe2013class.Oregon’soffenseispredicatedonrunningtheball,andaddingWilsonallbutguaranteesthattheteamwillhaveelitetalentattheRBpositionfortheforeseeablefuture.What’smore,itkeepstheTexaspi
 
pelinealiveandwell.Wilson’stalentandversatilityaddstoanalreadylethalcollectionofoffensiveskillpositionplayersinEugene.Takealookatthetalentlinedupfor2013,alongwitheachplayer’sRivalsrankingandprojectedclass:Quarterback:4*BrianBennett(Jr.)3*MarcusMariota(So.)4*JakeRodrigues(Fr.)RunningBack:5*DeAnthonyThomas(Jr.)4*ByronMarshall(So.)5*ThomasTyner(Fr.)4*DontreWilson(Fr.)WideReceiver:4*JoshHuff(Sr.)4*DevonBlackmon(So.)3*BJKelley(So.)4*TacoiSumler(So.)4*BralonAddison(So.)4*DwayneStanford(Fr.)3*ChanceAllen(Fr.)TightEnd:5*ColtLyerla(Jr.)4*ChristianFrench(So.)4*EvanBaylis(So.)4*PharaohBrown(Fr.)IfyouthoughtChipKellyhadweaponsbefore,justwait.Ofcoursestarratingsandhighschoolstatsdon’tapplytoactualproductionatthecollegiaterankings,butit’sindicativeofthekindoftalentthatOregonisnowluringtoEugene.

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