ST. PETERSBURG — Cornerback Quincy Wilson (6-2, 195, Fort Lauderdale, FL University) spent his Under Armour All-American week as the University of Florida’s most visible and vocal ambassador and the de facto recruiting coordinator.
“I was recruiting Dalvin (Cook), Ermon (Lane), and JC (Jackson) mostly,” Wilson said Thursday after the Under Armour All-American Bowl game was played at Tropicana Field. “I was also recruiting Lorenzo Carter, Adoree (Jackson) and Jeff Jones. I think we will get Jeff Jones this year.”
On Tuesday Wilson found out that one of the Gators commits he was recruiting was flipping to FSU and while Florida fans felt trolled the Gators commit felt lied to as well.
“I kind of feel betrayed ,” Wilson said. “He recruited me and (Ermon) Lane all summer and sent us the 100 texts and stuff. Me and Ermon told him when he flipped, you recruited us and then flipped on us.“
While Wilson feels betrayed he also understands what Cook was going through and respects his decision after all.
“It’s life and he’s going to do what’s best for him and his next four years,” Wilson said. “I think the fans blew it out of proportion some and I feel like he had to what he had to do for himself.”
If Wilson had been in Cook’s shoes he says he would have done things much differently.
“I think I would have decommitted way early,” Wilson said. “That away fans wouldn’t have been mad and stuff.”
Wide receiver Ermon Lane, who committed to Florida with Wilson, is rumored to be waffling on his commitment but Wilson doesn’t think so.
“I don’t think Ermon is going anywhere,” Wilson said. “His mom told him he better not go anywhere.”
As far as the game goes, Wilson’s team feel short on the field but overall he enjoyed his week as an Under Armour All-American.
“The game was great we a couple of breakdowns on defense,” Wilson said. “The big thing for me is transitioning to the faster pace.”
Wilson ended his week by saying “GO Gators,” Wilson said. “Gator Nation all day.”