Garrett Wilson comments on his NFL decision, if he’ll play in Ohio State’s bowl game
Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson is still sorting out whether he’ll return to the program or declare for the 2022 NFL Draft, according to 97.1 The Fan’s Rothman and Ice during a radio appearance on Friday (h/t to Eleven Warriors’ Dan Hope).
The 6-foot, 188-pound junior has amassed 70 receptions, 1,058 yards, and 12 touchdowns this season. Wilson is also weighing whether to participate in whichever bowl Ohio State is invited to.
“I’ve been just taking it day by day,” Wilson said. “A lot is uncertain right now, and with these games tomorrow, we’ll know some more. But I’ve just been trying to take it day by day, still get better and work on my craft so that if it does come where we’re playing in the playoff or playing in a bowl game at the end of the year and I’m playing, I’m able to produce like I know I can. So it’s one thing to stay ready. I feel like you gotta stay ready at all times, so I’m trying to take that mindset with me everywhere.”
Wilson has totaled 143 receptions, 2,213 yards, and 23 touchdowns during his three seasons at Ohio State. The talented receiver is being tabbed as a 1st-round pick and potentially the 1st wide receiver selected according to experts.
“When you put in as much work as I have since a young kid and seeing people fall off in the game and people make it, it’s awesome to be able to say I’m one of the top receivers in this class,” Wilson said. “It definitely changes your mindset on things. I mean, coming into college, all you can dream about and talk about is wanting to go to the NFL. So that was the ultimate goal since Day 1—to have that opportunity after the season and, if not, come back for another season and maybe have the opportunity again next year. It’s really a blessing. I don’t take anything for granted.”
No. 7 Ohio State lost to No. 2 Michigan for the first time since 2011 last weekend. The Buckeyes concluded the regular season with a 10-2 overall record.
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