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Marco Wilson Connects with Florida Assistant Torrian Gray on Visit

Marco Wilson made his return to Gainesville on Saturday. The four-star defensive back was in town for the Florida Relays at the University of Florida and decided to stop by to see the Gators staff.

Marco Wilson and the American Heritage's relay team had a great weekend at the Florida Relays. Wilson and the Patriots finished first in the 4x100 meter relay, 4x200 meter relay and 4x400 meter relay. 

According to Wilson, track has really helped him improve on the gridiron. 

"It just gets me in good condition and makes me faster for football season," said the four-star defensive back.  


Since the Florida Relays were held at the University of Florida, Wilson took the opportunity to see the Gators coaching staff on Saturday after the event was over. 

"I just really love he coaching staff there [at Florida]," said Wilson.  "They are really doing a good job up there." 

The American Heritage standout was able to catch up with Head Coach Jim McElwain, defensive coordinator Geoff Collins and new defensive back coach Torrian Gray. Although Wilson's brother, Quincy Wilson, has worked side-by-side with Gray in recent weeks this spring, on Saturday it was the younger Wilson's turn to see what the new coach was about. 

"He [Gray] just wanted to get to know me a little bit since he is the new guy there, so we got to talking for a little bit and get to know each other for a little bit," said Wilson. "He talked about his background and where he came from and where he coached.  I really think he is a great coach. From what my brother tells me, he has done a great job already, and he is teaching those guys some really good things." 

His brother, Quincy, has really taken to the new UF assistant. 

"He just says he really knows what he is doing, and he is teaching them to play the game a lot faster and just smarter." 

Although, his brother is a standout at Florida, Wilson does not feel pushed to follow in his brother's footsteps. 

"I don't really feel pressure about it," he said.  "I just want to make the best decision for me. At the end of the day it's my decision, so I don't let it affect me."

McElwain has made it clear to Wilson, that "he really wants" Wilson "to be a Gator," and that the staff "really want" Wilson "up there in Gainesville," however, Wilson is not ready to name a favorite or make a list. 

"I really like Florida, butI really don't have a list," he said.  "But I really like Florida."

According to Wilson, Oklahoma, Miami, Tennessee, Maryland and Florida are recruiting him the hardest. 

"I just want to make sure I am paying early," he said about what he wants in a school. "I don't want to red shirt or anything."

Wilson is hoping to narrow things down after making some more trips this summer. 

"I want to visit Oklahoma, USC, UCLA, and Ohio State." 

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