- United States
- Akron, OH
- High School
- St. Vincent-St. Mary
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
- 2005, 2006
Major: Undeclared (2005-06)
Weight: 270 (2006), 225 (2005)
2006 Media Guide: A runaway winner as the player everyone was talking about coming out of spring practice … heads into the fall written in – in indelible ink – as the successor to Mike Kudla at rush end … is still young, but has made a favorable impression in a short period of time and is being compared favorably to former Buckeye All-American and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Will Smith … lettered in 2005 as a true freshman … was used mostly in situational circumstances, but showed signs of being a special player … really ratcheted up his play in the spring and has OSU coaches and fans, alike, buzzing about his potential … was the first position player taken in last year’s spring game draft and certainly has the respect of his teammates … big, strong, athletic and smart … will be a handful for opposing offensive linemen as he continues to improve and acquire experience … runs a 4.6 40-yard dash, squats 600, has a bench press of 300 and a 36-inch vertical leap … has added 20 pounds since last year and has great strength to go along with outstanding speed … has a chance to be Ohio State’s next great defensive end.
2005: Played in all but one game, Texas, as a rookie … logged a career-high 17 minutes against Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl … had two tackles – one against Iowa and the other vs. Northwestern.
High School: Ranked as Ohio’s top defensive end and the No. 9 player overall by Rivals.com … ranked as the No. 12 weakside defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com … ESPN’s Tom Lemming rated him the No. 16 defensive end in the country … runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds … bench presses 300 pounds, squats 600 and has a 36-inch vertical jump … 2004 First Team All-Ohio defensive lineman … had 15 sacks as a junior and 10 as a senior … has a 3.6 GPA … averaged 15 points per game in basketball as a junior … joins former Irish teammate Sian Cotton at Ohio State … played for Keith Wakefield.
Personal: Is the son of Eugene and Sarah Wilson … older brother attends Ohio State.
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