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Wilson is Mr. Versatile

The DeSoto star had 20 total touchdowns as a junior

Updated: March 13, 2012, 11:11 AM ET
By William Wilkerson | HornsNation

DESOTO, Texas -- When Claude Mathis left his perch as the head football coach of perennial power DeSoto to become the University of Houston running backs coach in January, there was one player he couldn't wait to recruit: ESPNU Watch List member Dontre Wilson, DeSoto's do-everything running back.

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Travis L. Brown/ESPNDallas.com Dontre Wilson's versatility has drawn comparison's to Oregon's De'Anthony Thomas.

"If I were at the University of Houston right now, I would be recruiting him so hard, and I think we'd have a shot," Mathis said. "When I was there with Houston, I thought I was going to have a shot with him, because he trusted me so much that I wasn't going to bring him up there to sit on the bench. I was going to get him some playing time."