4-Star Athlete Dontre Wilson Flips to Ohio State

4-Star Athlete Dontre Wilson Flips to Ohio State
February 4, 2013, 9:00 pm
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Dontre Wilson was a big get, but when Chip Kelly departed, so did his dedication to the Ducks.

In a live broadcast on Dallas local television Monday night, Wilson announced his decision to play for Coach Urban Meyer at Ohio State. He said of Kelly's late flip to the NFL, "To me, it was wrong....It kind of hurt me a little. But I'm over it now."

For Duck fans, this will take a just a smidge longer to get over.

Wilson committed to Oregon back in May, and the 5-10, 180 4-star athlete was slated to round out a much-needed contingent of running backs in the 2013 roster, alongside Thomas Tyner. As of now, Byron Marshall and De'Anthony Thomas carry the load on the ground.

Wilson's spot will most likely go to Kani Benoit, a 3-star back out of Phoenix. Benoit visited Oregon over the weekend, where the Ducks officially offered, and he verbally accepted.

In 2012, Wilson rushed for 1,895 yards and 37 touchdowns, with 750 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.

Oregon will hold it's signing day press conference with Coach Helfrich sometime between 1 and 3 pm Wednesday.

Until then, the Ducks will hold out hope that Wilson's announcement wasn't a watershed moment, sparking Tyree and Tyrell Robinson, and perhaps even Darren Carrington to follow suit.