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Texas' offense growing on Dontre Wilson

2/12/2012

Dontre Wilson is 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds. No matter where you plug him into an offense, he’ll provide explosive plays when he’s got the ball.

And that was the No. 1 question Wilson needed answered when he sat down with Texas coaches on Sunday: What are you going to do with me?

With a running back committee of Malcolm Brown, Joe Bergeron and Johnathan Gray already locked up for years to come, Texas is looking for a versatile change-up back for the future.

“I would pretty much be their D.J. Monroe, but better,” he said. “I want to get on the field and get the ball in my hands and do stuff with it. I’d rather play running back the whole game, but I’m OK as long as the ball is in my hands.”

Wilson did say he liked the scheme Texas coaches have designed for him, but that Oregon is his “dream offense.” He’s also interested in visiting Oklahoma State and Texas A&M in the near future before making a decision.

But where does Texas stand with Wilson? The Longhorns are in better shape today than they were coming into the weekend, and he said his parents are sold on the school and program.

“I like them more than I did before, knowing that I could get the ball like that,” he said. “They pretty much told me they really like me and they’d like me to be a Texas Longhorn.”