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WR Garrett Wilson (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Your 2021 Biletnikoff Award Winner
     
  2. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    It's been mentioned already, but McCall is slowly getting weeded out of potential touches and opportunities to make contributions somehow on the field. It is obvious that JK and Teague should get the bulk of the load vs. decent teams in the run game and Wilson showed why he should be "the guy" on punt returns going fwd after this weekend too. Too explosive to not have it in his hands more.
     
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  3. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    McCall is just such a tweener. Not big enough to play RB and not fast enough to play WR.

    Can you imagine in 2021 when we have Wilson, Jameson, Flemming, Scott, and Jaxon in the rotation?? That's some serious talent.
     
  4. Buckeye1

    Buckeye1 Senior

    Olave is not on that rotation?? I am sure Jalen Gill will be in there too.
     
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  5. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    Probably gone by then
     
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  6. Buckeye1

    Buckeye1 Senior

    May be true; He seems like a 4-year kid to me.
     
  7. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    At least for next year Olave for sure. I was just talking about the recruits from the past 2 seasons though.

    As for Gill? I see Flemming and Scott passing him up. They're that good.
     
  8. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    As much as i'd love it, it's really hard to count kid for 4 years now unless he's a late developer.

    Olave and Wilson don't fit that description. I sure love watching them make plays though. :lift:
     
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  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Garrett Wilson ‘Made A Statement’ With Explosive Punt Return

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    It doesn’t take much to get people around the Ohio State football program to talk about Garrett Wilson.

    Coaches couldn’t hide their excitement when they were asked about the true freshman wide receiver after he signed with the Buckeyes last December.

    He quickly started making a name for himself during spring practices, becoming the first member of the 2019 recruiting class to lose his black stripe.

    Then, he caught a memorable touchdown pass in the spring game, and followed it up with an impressive fall camp.

    A leaping touchdown reception in the win over Cincinnati, and a remarkable juggling catch for a touchdown against Miami just continued to build the hype.

    It still isn’t easy for Wilson to get regular touches on offense with a loaded wide receiver room, but he is working his way toward a bigger role on special teams.

    Early in the third quarter of the Miami game, Wilson caught a punt, cut across the field, and raced for a 52-yard gain. It was exactly the kind of explosive play the Buckeyes have been missing on special teams for much of the last half-decade.

    “I think that Garrett made a statement that he wants to go become a returner,” said OSU head coach Ryan Day on Thursday. “He’ll have an opportunity to do that at certain times.”

    Those certain times may not be quite as soon as many Buckeye fans would want. Demario McCall and K.J. Hill are listed as the punt returners on the depth chart for the Nebraska game. Day acknowledged that in his answer on Thursday.

    “Demario will still return punts for us as well, and kickoffs. But other guys are fighting for those positions. And when they get their opportunity, it’s like any other competition. Garrett made a statement with that return the other day,” he said.

    The Buckeyes have seemingly prioritized ball security over big plays on special teams for years. And with offenses that can march the ball up and down the field seemingly at will, that makes a certain amount of sense.

    But it has also meant that a team loaded with more playmakers than any other in the Big Ten has not returned a punt for a touchdown since Jalin Marshall did it against Indiana in 2014.

    In fact, Wilson’s return – still the only punt return of his career – is the longest any Buckeye has had since the 2014 season.

    To put it another way, every other Buckeye has had a total of 126 punt returns since the start of the 2015 season, with a long of 38 yards. Wilson has one return in his career for 52.
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    Entire article: https://theozone.net/2019/09/garrett-wilson-made-statement-explosive-punt-return/
     
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  10. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Explosive punt return luxury versus catch the ball don’t fumble don’t give up yards
     
  11. Poe McKnoe

    Poe McKnoe Senior

    Get you a man that can do both.
     
  12. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Ok . But who do you trust most.Starting offense or punt return unit.
     
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  14. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

  15. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Garrett has a very bright future here, starting this year. The coolest thing on his TD catch today was seeing all the upperclassmen WRs run up immediately to congratulate him and it was sincere. He's getting some great mentors and I feel like there's going to be a game where we need some plays, and Wilson comes up big. Book it.
     

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