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Marco Wilson ready to compete with pledge brothers

There is something to like about a big time high school football prospect that wants to compete with other talented players.  That is what you get with American Heritage 4-star cornerback Marco Wilson who finished up a ‘great’ official visit to Florida Sunday.

Marco Wilson, while waiting at the airport for his flight home talked to Fightin’ Gators about his official visit this weekend at Florida. Wilson loved the visit and because he has been here so many times, didn’t really learn a whole lot new, but did get a few new sights while on the trip.

“It was a great visit,” Wilson said. “I just saw so many new things on campus… that was about it.”

Wilson knows the rundown of the depth chart at the cornerback position. His brother Quincy just left early for the NFL Draft and a likely first round selection. The other corner Teez Tabor did the same. The numbers look good for young guys to contribute and Florida is bringing in a talented group of young corners to do just that.  

“I’m just ready to come and work hard and get ready to compete for that starting position,” Wilson said. “We need some depth right now. Bringing in these guys is a good deal. They are some great guys.”

There were four prospects that visited that were not committed to Florida. Wilson believes that the staff and players were able to show that group a great time and we should see some dividends on signing day when it comes to the group.

“They went great,” he said of the visits from his teammate and defensive tackle Tedarrell Slaton, defensive tackle Elijah Conliffe, cornerback Christopher Henderson, and linebacker Nick Smith. “I think a few more might jump on board.

Wilson said that his favorite part of the trip was hanging around all of the players that have been his brother’s teammates for the last three years and that his high school teammate James Houston let him know what to expect. Houston enrolled early this month and has been on campus for almost a month now.

“Just hanging out with the team was cool,” he said. “Jordan Scarlett was my host. He is cool. I’ve known him since I was younger, so it was cool. James Houston says he loves it so far and thinks it is great.”

Finally, Wilson got to visit with his position coach Torrian Gray. He should know as well as anyone what Gray means to the position with his brother just finishing up his eligibility.

“Coach Gray is awesome,” Wilson said. “He knows what he’s doing and he’s going to handle business.”

Marco Wilson has been committed to the Gators for months now and is a super athletic cornerback, which is a truly need position on this squad. Look for us to follow Wilson as he signs and until he arrives on campus in June.  

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