Dublin (Ohio) Jerome junior running back Donovan Wilson has watched his brother, Cameron Wilson, go through the recruiting process in the 2012 class before ultimately committing to Iowa. The younger Wilson is receiving the same caliber of interest and attended a Big Ten program's junior day on Sunday.
"I went down to Indiana and that was really cool, I really liked it there," Wilson said. "They haven't offered, but they seem to be really interested. I met the running backs coach and I liked him a bunch. He played in the NFL and was the leading rusher in MAC history, which really impressed me."
The 6-0, 205-pound Wilson rushed for 1,430 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior. He picked up his first offer from Purdue back in the summer and continues to maintain close contact with the Boilermakers.
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"I actually talked to Coach [Patrick] Higgins today," Wilson said. "He told me he was coming down on Wednesday and wants me to come down for their junior day."
Cameron Wilson decided to commit to Iowa back in the summer and will sign with the Hawkeyes next week. Iowa is also showing interest in his brother.
"They have been keeping in touch," Wilson said. "The coach told me to be patient, so I'm hoping they offer."
Air Force has also offered Wilson. Other schools showing strong interest include Boston College, Cincinnati and Illinois. He plans to attend the Illini's Junior Day next month.