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Four-Star Adrian Wilson Working For Ohio State Offer

By June 22, 2023 (12:00 pm)Football

With Brian Hartline as the room’s position coach, Ohio State has become the premier destination for wide receivers in college football.

Anymore it seems as though Hartline gets his pick of the players he wants from across the country, evidenced by the two five-stars he has committed for the class of 2024.

That means the team can be selective with its offers, even when prospects are highly touted. Such is the case with Pflugerville (Texas) Weiss four-star wideout Adrian Wilson (6-2, 165), a name in the class of 2025 that OSU coaches are certainly watching.

“Ohio State’s been my dream school, so if I got the opportunity to go here, this would probably be where I go,” Wilson told BSB at the Buckeyes’ 7-on-7 tournament Wednesday. “I’m just trying to get that opportunity right now.”

Rated as the No. 110 prospect overall in the 247Sports composite and No. 19 receiver, Wilson already holds offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas A&M and Utah among many others. He might hold Ohio State in a higher regard than any of them, however.

“It’s wide receiver U. The coaching staff is great. They’ve had a coaching staff that’s consistent. If I got the offer, I know the coaching staff wouldn’t just up and leave and go somewhere else. They’ve been here, they’re going to be here.”

Wilson competed with the house team at the 7-on-7 tourney, joining a mash-up of other prospects from around the country to face some of Ohio’s top high school squads.

Between games, he got a chance to work out privately with Hartline and get a closer view of his coaching style.

“He’s helped me with getting in and out of my breaks smoothly,” Wilson said. “Curl routes, getting in out of curl routes smoothly. How to fall off the ball, like to catch it off the line, so that you don’t show the DB where you’re going until the last second and he doesn’t have the time to respond to it.”

Overall, the trip built on the pass catcher’s relationship with the newly-minted Ohio State offensive coordinator a good bit.

“We’ve talked after almost every game (at the 7-on-7),” Wilson said. “Yesterday we talked a little bit. Between this game and the game before, we got some drills in, so that’s really good. He said he really likes me, he just wants to see how I play.”

Making the trek up to Columbus also afforded him the opportunity to see Ohio State’s campus, as he took a guided tour.

Perhaps none of that was as much of an attraction as the chance to speak with Buckeye junior wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. at the 7-on-7 tournament, though. A Biletnikoff Award finalist from a year ago and widely considered the best receiver in college football, Harrison imparted on Wilson the ways in which he got to that point.

“Really, his mind set stands out,” Wilson said. “When I was talking to him, he was like, ‘I catch 5,000 balls a week.’ Thinking about that is actually crazy, 5,000 balls a week. I try to catch at least 100 a day, but that doesn’t match up to 5,000.”

Time will tell if Wilson gets a chance to follow in Harrison’s footsteps.

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