Dublin (Ohio) Jerome junior running back Donovan Wilson watched his brother, class of 2012 wide receiver Cameron Wilson, go through the recruiting process and eventually decide on Iowa earlier this summer. The process has already begun for the younger Wilson as well, and he reports one Big Ten offer.
"I got offered by Purdue," Wilson said. "My brother was visiting there and they told him I had an offer. I was so excited when I found out. I like Purdue a lot. They are a Big Ten school and have a good program there. I would be honored to go there."
The 6-0, 205-pound Wilson is coming off a sophomore season in which he rushed for 1,206 yards and 15 touchdowns. He reports a 4.6 40-yard dash as well as a 330-pound bench press max and a 430-pound squat max.
Besides Purdue, Wilson also reports receiving interest from Notre Dame, Illinois and Ohio State. He has not had much communication with Iowa, where his brother committed in June. He planned to attend camps at Notre Dame and Ohio State this summer, but was only able to make it to South Bend.
"I went down to Notre Dame for a camp," Wilson confirmed. "I felt like I got pretty good feedback. I got to meet the running backs coach, Coach [Tim] Hinton, and he was a really good guy. It was a good camp and I learned a lot."
This fall, Wilson plans to focus on his junior season and has no visits to college games scheduled. He has his sights set on increasing his production and leading his team to a winning record.
"I want to have 2,000 yards this year," Wilson said. "I also want to have an undefeated season and go to the playoffs. We have a good squad this year and I'm real excited to start the season."