Dontre Wilson is not my father's DeSoto.
Desoto is wherethe Buckeye freshman is from. According to offensive lineman Marcus Hall it is also the early nickname Wilson's teammates have bestowed upon him after three days of camp.
'He's got jets." Urban Meyer said of Wilson after practice Tuesday.
Meyer singled Wilson out as the only freshman who made a noticible impact on the coaching staff in the early stages of camp.
"I would say he is going to play," Meyer said. "He just goes really hard. He has electirc speed."
It remeinded me of the summer of 1996 when then Ohio State coach John Cooper told the media to watch out for "number 5" and "number 9" meaning Michael Wiley and receiver David Boston.
Meyer rarely varies very far away from blunt so his assesment of a true freshman who has yet to play a game is certainly worth noting.
Wilson verbally committed to Oregon before signing with Ohio State.
He put up eye-popping number as a senior, accoounting for more than 2,600 yards and 46 touchdowns. And yes, he has electric speed clocked as low as 4.3 in the 40-yard dash.
So let's see what this old DeSoto can do. With Urban Meyer behind the wheel, Wilson might just change your mind about 60's era sedans.