Marco Wilson has made his decision. The redshirt sophomore cornerback will return to the Florida Gators in 2020.
“I will be returning to the University of Florida for another year,” Wilson wrote on Twitter. “Our team has a lot of goals that we are still working to accomplish and I would love to be a part of that experience. I cannot wait to get back to work with my brothers for this upcoming season.”
Wilson earned a starting role for the Florida Gators as just a freshman. He played in 11 games in 2017 with 34 tackles and 10 pass breakups. He is one of four freshmen Gators to start at cornerback in a season opener. His sophomore campaign was cut short following an ACL tear against Kentucky in just the second week of the season. Wilson came back strong from the injury, starting every game for the Gators in 2019. He tallied 44 tackles, three interceptions and broke up three passes.
Wilson played mostly boundary in 2019 but moved inside to nickel out of necessity for Florida. His physicality and footwork allowed him to make a seamless transition from outside to inside and kept the Gators’ defense moving along. The NFL has put a premium on players that can play multiple positions a well as cornerbacks that can play inside at nickel, which Wilson has proven.
He’ll have another season in Gainesville to show more of what he can do.
Here are the top-rated draft-eligible and declared cornerbacks
Jeff Okudah – Ohio State
Kristian Fulton – LSU
Xavier McKinney – Alabama
CJ Henderson – Florida
Trevon Diggs – Alabama
Bryce Hall – Virginia
A.J. Terrell – Clemson
Paulson Adebo – Stanford
Cameron Dantzler – Mississippi State
Lamar Jackson – Nebraska