Gerard Martinez

Four-star cornerback and Gators pledge Marco Wilson hoping to persuade others to join him at Florida.

Marco Wilson committed to the Gators in August, and now the four-star cornerback is working on other Florida targets to join him. Who he is recruiting and where things stand with them.

Marco Wilson made his first trip back to Gainesville on Saturday after his commitment to the Florida Gators in August. 

"It was great," said the four-star cornerback after his visit to The Swamp for Florida's win over UMass. "It's always great when I come up to these games. It's never really dull up here. It's always a great environment."

His favorite part, however, was seeing his big brother, Quincy Wilson in action, "just watching my brother play [was fun].  I like watching him on the field."

Wilson, who was recruited by the likes of Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, Miami, Duke Georgia, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin, has enjoyed his time being a Gators pledge and does not regret his decision. 

"It feels great," said Wilson about ending his recruiting process. "I don't have to worry about talking to coaches from all these schools. I can just focus on winning games with my team. It is cool that I'm not focused on myself like I was in the recruiting process. I can focus on my team and see what we need to fix on and off the field." 

It also gives Wilson time to put his recruiting hat on. The American Heritage playmaker hopes to add a few more players to the 2017 class from South Florida. 

"Trying to get some of my teammates up there with me," he said. "I already got James Houston IV committed with me, so I'm trying to get some others ones." 

One of his main targets is teammate, four-star offensive tackle Kai-Leon Herbert, who also visited the Gators for the game against the Minutemen. Wilson has faith that Herbert will end up wearing Orange and Blue. 

"It is strong," said Wilson of the likelihood of Herbert flipping to Florida.  "It's a great opportunity for him to come in and play, and thats always something and it's a great program. I tell me he needs to commit and not go to Michigan. I'm telling him he doesn't want to go that far." 


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