Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson announced today that he will not be playing in the Rose Bowl and will instead prepare for the NFL Draft. Wilson is a junior, which means he is also foregoing his final year of eligibility.
Wilson had his best year as a Buckeye in 2021, finishing with 70 receptions for 1,058 yards and 12 touchdowns. Each of those numbers is currently good for second on the team. He was named First-Team All-American this year by both the Football Writers Association of America and The Athletic.
Wilson played in 33 games in his Buckeye career, catching at least one pass in each of those games, save for his very first game at Ohio State.
He finishes with 143 catches in his career for 2,213 yards and 23 touchdowns. His 143 catches are tied with Parris Campbell for eighth all-time at Ohio State, while his 2,213 total yards is good for 10th in school history. Wilson’s 23 touchdown receptions puts him seventh all-time in OSU history.
Wilson had 10 games of 100 yards receiving in his career, which ties him for third-most all-time with Michael Jenkins. Only David Boston (14) and Chris Olave (11) have had more.
In 2021, Wilson became just the seventh Buckeye to post 1,000 yards receiving in a season.
A 5-star recruit out of Austin, Texas, Wilson was in Ohio State’s receiver rotation immediately as a true freshman. His biggest game as a freshman came at Ann Arbor when he had three catches for 118 yards and a touchdown. It was his first 100-yard game as a Buckeye.
Wilson opened the 2020 season with four-consecutive 100-yard games, which has only been bested by Cris Carter, who had five-consecutive 100-yard games in 1986.
Mock drafts have Wilson landing somewhere in the first round of next spring’s NFL Draft.