At 6-foot-6, Johnny Wilson stood out among the crowd of wide receivers at Saturday Night Live.
Two days after performing at Autzen Stadium during Oregon’s elite football camp, the four-star wide receiver announced he would join the 2020 recruiting class for the Ducks. He picked the Oregon over UCLA, Texas, and Washington.
“I would like to say “Thank You” to every program that believed in me and offered me the opportunity to play the game I love while continuing my education,” Wilson posted on Twitter. “I’m humbled and grateful. With that said, I would like to completely shut down my recruitment - focus 100% on my senior year, and commit to The University of Oregon. My family and I am beyond excited to be apart of the Duck family.”
The 220-pound wide receiver from Calabasas, Calif. is ranked as the No. 35 recruit in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 43 by 247Sports.com. Both recruiting sites list him among the top six receivers in his class.
Wilson had 40 catches for 673 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior when he was teammates with current UO freshman receiver Mycah Pittman. His offensive coordinator is former USC wide receiver Curtis Conway, who has worked with Wilson since his freshman season.
UO coaches worked with Wilson during a satellite camp in California earlier this summer.
Wilson is the 17th player to commit to Oregon’s next recruiting class that is now ranked No. 12 in the nation by 247Sports.com. He is the second wide receiver in the class along with Kris Hutson, who also attended Saturday Night Live.
“2020 class going crazy,” tweeted Jake Shipley, a defensive end from Indio, Calif. who has committed to the Ducks.
Wilson’s decision follows Jonathan Denis, a guard from Florida who committed to the Ducks on Saturday.
“YESSS, SIRRRRR!!!!!!!!,” Denis tweeted after Wilson’s commitment.