On Friday, Florida hosted six unofficial visitors for its early 6 A.M. spring practice.
One of those prospects was Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School cornerback Quincy Wilson.
“I had a good time today,” Wilson said. “I got to meet the coaches and go out to practice and see the campus and try on a Florida jersey and stuff. I also got to hang out with Marcus Roberson a lot. I know him well because he is from my area.”
One of the highlights for Wilson was during the campus tour, he got to go to a real swamp and see the alligators.
“When we to see the alligators it was cool but they were a little too close for comfort,” Wilson said. “But the campus tour was good, everything is right together even though Florida is a big campus.”
After the campus tour, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound Wilson was able to sit down with cornerbacks coach Travaris Robinson and Will Muschamp.
“It was a good meeting between the three of us,” Wilson said. “Coach Muschamp was telling me how I would have a chance to play as a freshman if I came in and worked hard and took care of my business. He said that he wants big long physical cornerbacks like me in his defense. Coach told me I was a must have in this class.”
Before the meeting was over, Wilson was able to go out and watch the Gators practice. Wilson paid close attention to how Travaris Robinson coached the secondary.
“Coach T-Rob was hype out there,” Wilson said. “He was running around interacting with the players. I really liked his style of coaching. The practice in general was very high tempo. “
When Wilson was hanging out with Roberson, Roberson made sure to tell Wilson how much he liked Gainesville and how much the coaches wanted Wilson.
Wilson says after the visit he still doesn’t have a leader of any sort, but he does have an idea of a few top schools.
“Florida is in my top group,” Wilson said. “Florida, Notre Dame, South Carolina, LSU and Ohio State are all up there for me. I plan to visit Florida again this summer.”