Johnny Wilson has signed with Oklahoma State! The four star offensive lineman from Midland, Texas signed his letter of intent this morning. Wilson has been committed to the Pokes since March. Wilson will be another welcome addition to a recruiting class that is trying to add depth to the offensive line.
At 6-4 295 lbs, Wilson has never really considered anyone but the Cowboys, but before committing he had received offers from North Texas and SMU. Wilson played both left tackle and defensive tackle for his high school, Midland Christian.
Here is ESPN's assessment of Wilson:
Wilson is a tough guy with the size, playing strength and athleticism for the offensive tackle position at the power conference level of play; shows good inline explosiveness when drive blocking; can knock defenders off the ball; we see the balance and agility needed to play on his feet and adjust to tight space movement.
Is effective playing the left tackle spot; from a three point stance we see good footwork when setting; shows the ability to bend, slide and stay in front of pass rushers; is an alert player capable of picking up late stunts; is a battler who shows the balance and agility needed to play in space and get out of trouble. His quick hands are assets; displays an explosive initial punch; works to extend and keep his hands inside.
Comes off the ball low and hard with a flat back and good fit; displays the pop and surge needed to knock defenders off the ball; is able to gain and sustain an immediate advantage with his base and footwork; is quick releasing to linebackers; takes proper angles while showing the ability to play on his feet until the whistle; is an effective pull/trap blocker, demonstrating the balance and agility needed to locate on the move.
Wilson's toughness and run blocking ability could earn him a spot on the depth chart if a red shirt year isn't deemed necessary; we see two position potential at tackle and guard.
This guy is dominant run blocker who punishes defenders when working to finish.
With three experienced offensive lineman already added to the roster from Junior College and transfer ranks, I would expect Wilson to redshirt barring injury issues. However, don't be surprised if you see him crack the two deep depth chart at some point during the season.
Check out his highlights from Hudl