On Monday, it was announced that the Ohio State Buckeyes have terminated wide receivers coach Zach Smith just days after a domestic violence civil protection order was filed against him on July 20. However, the news won’t impact the recruitment of five-star Austin Lake Travis wide receiver Garrett Wilson, who tweeted minutes after the news broke that he’s still solid to the Buckeyes.
I’m SOLID. Please stop asking #GoBucks— Garrett Wilson (@GarrettWilson_V) July 23, 2018
The nation’s No. 2 wide receiver and the No. 2 player in the state, per the 247Sports Composite, Wilson named the Longhorns and the Buckeyes as his finalists in late March, and with Texas set to receive his final official visit on April 20, there was some belief that Tom Herman’s program could overtake Ohio State with a tremendous showing in the spring game. Wilson did express how impressed he was with the Longhorns offense following his latest trip to the Forty Acres, but of course, on April 29, the local product who’s originally from Columbus (Oh.) announced that he was heading home to play for Ohio State.
Wilson told Burnt Orange Nation on Friday that he and the staff at Texas have remained in touch at times since his commitment, but he’s limited that contact to personal conversations only, as opposed to listening to another recruiting pitch.
“They still reach out and I talk back. When they’re talking about my personal life, I’ll hit them back, but there hasn’t been much recruiting,” Wilson said. “There has been a few schools [reaching out to recruit Wilson], but I’m not really entertaining any of that. I know where I want to go.”