Wilson ready to continue Florida Gators DBU tradition

Most Florida Gators football fans have gotten used to seeing a Wilson on the field playing cornerback and even though Quincy Wilson went pro, the Gators will stay have a Wilson at corner next year.

Next up is Gators cornerback commit Marco Wilson (6-0, 180, Fort Lauderdale, FL. American Heritage) who took his official visit to Florida this weekend.

“It was pretty fun, I enjoyed myself,” said Wilson. “We got to meet with the coaches and tour the whole campus. We got to hang out with some of the players; Jordan Scarlett was my host this weekend. Chauncey [Gardner], Duke Dawson and some of the defensive backs were with us.”

Wilson is very familiar with most of the Gators players so this weekend wasn’t much different for him but he did get a message from those defensive backs.

“It was pretty cool, I enjoyed those guys and they seem like cool guys,” said Wilson. “They were telling me that Florida is the place to be and that we have to continue that DBU tradition. They all treated me good.”

While on his official visit to Gainesville, Wilson had the chance to spend a lot of time with defensive backs coach Torrian Gray.

“It was good, we got to watch some film together,” said Wilson. “He was breaking down the scheme for me and talking about playing early. He was saying that he lost some guys to the NFL so he needs some guys to come in and contribute early on the outside.”

Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain spent some 1-on-1 time with Wilson this weekend where he asked for his help with recruiting other guys.

“He told me to continue to help recruit some guys for the class,” said Wilson. “He said we need some more guys so that we can make this class stronger. We’ve got some great guys in the class and we’re going to be real good.”

Wilson did get the chance to talk to the four targets who were on official visits this weekend and he had a message for those guys.

“I was just telling them that this is the place to be and that there’s a great opportunity to play here,” said Wilson. “Not too many places can give you the opportunity like here. I think we got a good chance with them.”

Now that Wilson is done with his official visit to Florida, he says his recruiting process is over with.

“I’m done, this is all for me.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Wilson is one of those guys that isn’t talked about a lot but should contribute on the field next year. Wilson isn’t a big talker but is someone that recruits a lot for Florida.

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.