Forde's Freshmen to Watch: Ohio State's Wilson tops list

Urban Meyer

Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

There is a long list of freshmen who have created a ton of buzz in preseason camp this summer. But the one youngster who has generated the most noise amongst the national media is Ohio State running back Dontre Wilson.

[ Pat Forde: Freshmen to watch in 2013 ]

With starting running back Carlos Hyde suspended for the first three games of the 2013 season, OSU head coach Urban Meyer is looking for a running back to step up and ignite the Buckeyes’ running game. Wilson appears to have taken on that challenge and is running away with it.

Yahoo Sports columnist Pat Forde recently touched on three freshmen who will make some noise this upcoming season, and he led off the segment the Buckeyes’ talented freshman back. Also featured in the video are Florida running back Kelvin Taylor and Ole Miss defensive end Robert Nkemdiche.

[ RELATED: Dienhart’s thoughts from Ohio State practice ]

Our own Tom Dienhart was equally as impressed with Wilson when he attended Ohio State’s practice back on Aug. 7 as part of the BTN Summer Bus Tour.

Michigan fans can’t be thrilled with Derrick Green not being mentioned in this segment, but hey, what’s one other thing to add to what is already the most heated rivalry in college sports, right?

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paul hackett on 8/16/2013 @ 4:43pm EST Said:

when will TUN realize they have a second ranked coach and team.
GO BUCKS

JoeBuck on 8/16/2013 @ 5:07pm EST Said:

I think Green coming in at 240 has to do with all those BBQ’s Hoke has like every week. Stay away Derrick! You don’t want to end up on the O line! You’ll be like #42 on the depth chart.

Jeff on 8/16/2013 @ 10:46pm EST Said:

Derrick green