Wilson credits Davis for his commitment to the Florida Gators

Last Friday night, the Florida Gators recruiting class of 2019 picked up a big commitment following Friday Night Lights.

2019 offensive lineman Wardrick Wilson (6-5,300, Miami, FL. Norland) committed to Florida over Kentucky and others and he says that had a lot to do with offensive line coach Brad Davis.
“When I stepped on the field and spoke with the offense line coach I felt at home,” Wilson said on why he committed to Florida. “I love the coaches and everything about the University of Florida.”

Wilson had the chance to work out for Davis and the rest of the Gators coaching staff on Friday and that sealed the deal.

“It was amazing. I love working with him,” he said of working with Brad Davis. “He really motivated me and told me I’m talented. He said he would love to have me here. He told me I was doing great.”

After camp was over, Wilson told head coach Jim McElwain that he wanted to commit and the reaction was excitement.

“He was very excited,” Wilson said of McElwain’s reaction to his commitment. “He said welcome to the family, you’re officially a Gator. It was amazing, I loved it.”
Heading into the visit on Friday, Wilson admits that Florida was a school that has always been on his mind.

“I really liked the Gators, I always wanted to be a Gator from when I was a little boy,” he said on Friday. “I just came up here to perform, I felt at home when I stepped on the field. I felt at home.”

Wilson visited Miami on Saturday after he committed to Florida but he says that he’s pretty locked into Florida.
“No,” he said on if he plans to take other visits. “No other visits. I’m home.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Wilson looked really solid in workouts on Friday night and held his own in the drills. Wilson has the size and ability to be a really good SEC offensive lineman.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.