Donovan Wilson: Georgia Tech RB commit from Dublin, Ohio

  • Prospect: Donovan Wilson, running back, Jerome High School of Dublin, Ohio, Class of 2013.
  • RB Donovan Wilson hurdles defender (Photo by Kara Hall/

    RB Donovan Wilson hurdles defender (Photo by Kara Hall/

  • Colleges: Committed to Georgia Tech (May 15, 2012) over Purdue, Boston College, Ohio and Air Force … Pledged to the Yellow Jackets within three hours after being offered a football scholarship. “This was the offer I had been waiting on. I went through my practices, thought about it hard, talked to my parents, and made the decision to commit.” … Recruited by Georgia Tech’s new special teams coach, David Walkosky, who has recruiting connections in Ohio
  • Why Georgia Tech? “Good academics and good football – they compete for the ACC championship every year. And it’s a ‘running back school’ and that’s what I like to do. I’ve always watched them and respected them.”
  • Vitals: 6-foot and 215 pounds. Has 3.2 GPA, and wants a career in nutrition.
  • Recruiting rankings: 3-star and ranked as nation’s No. 77 running back by 247sports, and 3-star by Rivals.
  • Things to know: Projected to play A-Back at Georgia Tech but could eventually move to B-Back … During the 2011 season, Wilson rushed for 1,430 yards and 16 touchdowns … Older brother, WR Cameron Wilson, signed a football scholarship with Iowa, in February 2012 … Father, Kenny Wilson, played college basketball at Davidson and in the NBA for the Denver Nuggets … Donovan also plays for school basketball team, averaging around 10 points per game at guard
  • Random: Nickname? “’D-Train.’ I’ve heard it since my freshman year. Coach tells me other people get tired but I’m like a train that never stops. Throughout the game, I get stronger and stronger” …  Favorite quote? “Fortune favors those who work hard” … What people are most surprised to know? “I love watching cartoons. They make me laugh.”

– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

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5 comments Add your comment

Stanley In Marietta

May 16th, 2012
4:32 pm

I’d drink to all the good fellows who come from far and near.
I’m a ramblin’, gamblin’, hell of an engineer!

Running Offense

May 16th, 2012
4:43 pm

All the triple option plays that we run, only give us the option of running on ONE half of the field because the dive is up the middle and then the QB and A-Back run to one side of the field that has been determined pre-snap.

We do run counter plays, but this play does NOT give us the option after the snap to run the play on either side of the field.

Just trying to give suggestions with the Oregon tape, but I don’t remember seeing anything out of our playbook in the past 2 or 3 years that give the triple option to either edge of the field like Oregon.

Having the OPTION to take either the left edge of the field or the right edge of the field would spread the defense opening HUGE running lanes!

Flowery Branch Yellow Jacket

May 16th, 2012
8:13 pm

Welcome to Tech, Donovan!


May 18th, 2012
1:10 am

Thanks for your trust and your choice 45, you should run wild on Grant Field and graduate with a great degree.


May 18th, 2012
8:09 am

Does Georgia Tech even offer a degree in Nutrition or anything similar?