UA Game: Dontre Wilson's Birthday Wish

The Oregon commit and De Soto (Texas) running back Dontre Wilson has one wish for his birthday this week...

ORLANDO, FL: De Soto (Texas) running back Dontre Wilson has one wish for his birthday on Thursday: a win by Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl.

"My birthday is the day of the Fiesta Bowl, so I told the coaches they have to win one for my birthday," said Wilson.

Wilson, a commit to the Ducks, hasn't wavered a bit in his commitment to the Ducks, and the same coaches he asked for a win from in their bowl game, are a big reason he picked them.

"Coach (Gary) Campbell is a big reason why I picked them and its why I've stayed with Oregon all along," said Wilson. "He's the reason why I chose them really. Oregon is like my home away from home and he makes me feel like he's known me forever."

Wilson is playing in the UnderArmour All-America Game on Friday night, one of two Duck commits, joining offensive lineman Evan Voeller.

"Evan is my teammate and I'm sitting beside him on the bus and we talk and are really getting to know each other," said Wilson.

Wilson is excited about what he's experienced in Orlando.

"It's been a great experience," said Wilson. "We've gotten a lot of privileges, but it's been our hard work that's earned this for us. It's been a blessing to be down here with all the top players in the nation."

Wilson is eager to get to Eugene and play with what is a stellar group of running backs, even with the graduation of Kenjon Barner following the Fiesta Bowl.

"You get to learn a lot from them as well when you're playing behind them," said Wilson. "The other great backs there, they give you more fire inside to work hard so you're ready when its your turn."

Wilson said he's not planning to take any official visits anywhere else.

"I went to Oregon for my official for the Washington game.

"It was fun, for it to be my first game, seeing all of the pretty colors, the jerseys. I'm pretty sure the jerseys for the Fiesta Bowl will be crazy," said Wilson.

Brandon is in his eighth year with, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the network since 2003.
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