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Gator All-Star Week: Quincy Wilson

It is ‘All-Star Week’ here at Fightin’ Gators as we highlight the players we feel are in for a banner year with the 2016 Florida football team. With that in mind, our Thursday All-Star is junior cornerback Quincy Wilson.

How he got to Florida: Quincy Wilson grew up a Miami fan and his father Chad played at the south Florida school. Will Muschamp and his affinity for big corners meant he was always on Wilson to be a Gator and he committed shortly after Florida’ spring game before his senior year. On the recruiting trail Wilson worked hard on his fellow south Florida recruits. Once committed, there was no turning back.

Gator All-Star Week: Jalen Tabor (Saturday)

Gator All-Star Week: DeAndre Goolsby (Sunday)

Gator All-Star Week: Caleb Brantley (Monday)

Gator All-Star Week: Johnny Townsend (Tuesday)

Gator All-Star Week: Jarrad Davis (Wednesday)

What he’s done at Florida:  Wilson started two games as a true freshman in 2014 and appeared in all 12 games that year. He had 22 tackles which was second most of any freshman on the Florida defense. He recorded his first interception of his career against Florida State that year. In 2015 he played in all 14 games and started nine. He had five passes defensed and two interceptions on the season.

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Why he is a projected All-Star candidate: Overlooked a bot because of the success and the ability of fellow cornerback Jalen Tabor, Wilson is every bit as important to the gator defense.

Big and physical like the staff loves in their corners, Wilson wants to live at the line and keep his man from getting into his routes.

With Tabor being the guy offenses are going to prepare for early in the year, Wilson ought to see a lot of balls come his way. He’s as confident as any player on the field when he is out there and you have to have that at the cornerback position.

Wilson looks to be in for a big year in 2016 and be a big part of what should be another stellar secondary at Florida.


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