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Garrett Wilson

WR

Player profile

  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 188
  • Hometown Austin, Texas
  • Last School Lake Travis
  • Year Junior

Ohio State Overview
• Will be on the short list of the best wide receivers in the country headed into the 2021 season
• A second team preseason All-American by The Sporting News
• Was a first team All-Big Ten selection in 2020 as a true sophomore, posting totals of 43 receptions for 723 yards, six touchdowns and a team-best average of 16.8 yards per catch
• Started the season with four straight 100-yard games, the second-longest streak in school history
• Had seven catches for a career-high 169 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-35 win over No. 9 Indiana (11/21)
• Caught 11 passes for 111 yards and added a 62-yard run to help the Buckeyes beat Penn State, 38-25
• Finished third in the Big Ten in receiving yards, fifth in touchdown receptions and fifth in yards per reception
• Selected by the coaching staff as a “champion” six times in 2020, the second-most of any offensive player
• Had an instant impact as a true freshman in 2019, playing in all 14 games and catching 30 passes for 432 yards and five touchdowns
• Finished fourth on the team in both yards and catches
• Caught his first career TD pass against Miami (Ohio), part of a four-catch, 54-yard effort
• Had his best statistical game against Michigan with three receptions for 118 yards and a 30-yard touchdown catch that gave the Buckeyes a 42-16 lead
• Over the final six games of the season, Wilson caught 16 passes for 298 yards and two TD while averaging 18.6 yards/catch
• Named a “champion” by the Ohio State coaching staff six times
• Was one of nine in his recruiting class to enroll in classes at Ohio State for the spring 2019 semester
• Is exploring majors in the areas of management and industry

Honors & Awards
2020: First team All-Big Ten (coaches)

More on Garrett
• A five-star prospect according to 247Sports.com and a top-15 ranked recruit – regardless of position – nationally
• Was also named the All-American Bowl Man of the Year for his excellence in community service, education and athletic distinction
• Played for head coach Hank Carter at Lake Travis High School
• Despite missing action in the middle of his senior season due to injury, had 1,151 yards receiving and 19 touchdowns
• Wilson’s junior year stats were off the charts: 98 catches for 1,774 yards while accounting for 32 total touchdowns
• His career numbers included 204 receptions for 3,359 yards and 55 total touchdowns
• selected as the 2017-18 Central Texas High School Athlete of the Year by The Statesman
• a three-sport athlete at Lake Travis who earned Division I scholarship offers as a basketball player
• Averaged 21 points per game for the Cavaliers to earn first team All-Central Texas honors
• Is the son of Kenny and Candace Wilson
• Kenny played basketball at Davidson, scoring 1,573 career points to rank seventh on the school’s all-time list