Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 9/17/14
For new Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich, it’s safe to say that his first month on the job could be going a little smoother. But unfortunately it definitely isn’t, and instead of celebrating his first recruiting class in the lead-up to Signing Day on Wednesday, the Oregon staff is instead trying to hold on for dear life. While a number of Oregon’s top commits have elected at least inquire elsewhere prior to Signing Day, the biggest blow came on Monday night, when one of those top commits actually chose to decommit and announced that he’d instead be attending Ohio State. That player was four-star running back Dontre Wilson of DeSoto, TX who was widely considered to be the top prospect in Oregon’s recruiting class. Instead of bringing his 4.4 speed to Eugene, he’ll head off to Columbus where it appears as though he’ll take on a similar role in Urban Meyer’s fast-paced offense that he would’ve in Eugene. Looking at the Wilson news in the big picture, this is a tough pill to swallo...
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