RECRUITING: Tony Wilson has UF and UGa on top

Daytona Beach (Fla.) wide receiver Tony Wilson (6-0, 180, 4.5) says Georgia leads slightly over Florida, LSU, Michigan and Florida State. All but the Seminoles have offered.

Tony Wilson Profile

"I like Georgia just a bit over the other schools in my top five," says Wilson, from Mainland High School. "Both Georgia and Florida are pretty high on my list.

"I was at Georgia's spring game this past weekend and I really like the coaches that I met there. I also got to see the living style of the players and the dorms. I liked how every football player there had their own room and they didn't have to share one with somebody.

"The coaches there treated me well and were real true to me about the receivers they need," he says. "Plus, the fans there are great. They all knew my name and made me feel real welcome. That felt real good to me. I know that I'd be safe and I'd have a good home if I went there.

"Florida also needs some receivers. I also like how they use the 5-wide in their offensive formations. Coach (Billy) Gonzales told me that they'll probably be losing 2-3 receivers after next season to the NFL draft, so it would be a great opportunity for some early playing time. Both coach Gonzales and coach (Urban) Meyer have really made me feel at home when we've spoken on the phone.

"I don't know that much about LSU other than the fact that they're a good program. They're always calling me up to check in on me and I like that.

"I use to talk a lot with coach Bill Sheridan (now with the NY Giants) when he was coach at Michigan because he used to come over to our high school often. I liked how he made me feel comfortable and at home. But it was coach (Lloyd) Carr who called me up with the offer.

"I like how the coaches at all these programs are true to you and they seem like they'll take care of you," says Wilson.

Wilson also claims to have scholarships from Louisville, Indiana, Illinois (first to offer) and Nebraska.

He will go to the Scout.com combine at Jacksonville University this Sunday (4/17).

This summer he plans to go to Florida and Georgia for camps and possibly to Florida State as well.

"I'm going to play all of this out and take my official visits. I'll commit when I'm ready to and it will probably be after the football season.

"I'm real good at catching the ball and I run good routes. I also like to block. I'm looking to be a great team player this season at whatever position I end up playing because we don't have a solid QB."

Final JR (10-3) stats: 31 catches/600 yds/5 TDs; 3 carries/150 yds/1 TD; 20 tackles/ 1 INT; 2 PR-TDs

Bench: 205/Squat: 570/Power Clean: 220

3.2 GPA/May 7 second-time SAT/needs to improve score.


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