Wilson Taking His Time

When looking for a position that fits DeSoto running back Dontre Wilson, the title might as well be "Swiss army knife."

"I'm like the utility guy: I can do anything, offense, defense, catch, run, pass, running back, whatever," Wilson said. "I feel like it's my job to do whatever they ask for my part, and if I do my part well, we can win."

Wilson's stats from last year back him up. As a running back, he had 88 carries for 544 yards and 12 touchdowns rushing. But he was also a playmaker in the passing game, catching 11 passes for 247 yards and three scores, at a whopping 22.5 yards per catch.

That versatility had the college coaches calling early.

"Recruiting is pretty heavy right now," Wilson said. "A lot of colleges are recruiting me. Nobody is really standing out yet. I have (schools) who are making more of an effort than others, but I don't have a top five or top 10 or anything."

Wilson said Texas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M were making the biggest plays for his services, while he had also talked to schools like Florida and Oregon.

Texas has an interest in Wilson as an all-purpose back, somebody who can run the ball, catch it out of the backfield or motion out into the slot and play some receiver. Wilson, who some regard as a slot receiver prospect, said he played running back the whole time at a Texas camp this summer.

"(Texas) was very interested in me," Wilson said. "They said I performed well at the camp, and they claimed they would offer me when it's time to."

Still, Wilson isn't in any hurry to make a decision.

"I'll probably make a decision toward the end of my junior year," he said.


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