New name shined in Athens

It happened in 2013 and it happened again in 2014. The only difference is, the prospect did not commit on the spot...

Gilbert Johnson did it in 2013, but at least he had a Mark Richt Camp shirt on.

Shaquery Wilson had a gray t-shirt on with no name, no number, no nothing on it -- many were trying to figure out just who he was.

The most important people there knew who he was and that was the Georgia coaching staff. Like Johnson last summer, Wilson received some big news after a star performance at the Mark Richt Camp.

"Coach [Jeremy] Pruitt pulled me over after I worked at cornerback and told me that I have an offer," said Wilson. "I was not that surprised by it though. I knew he liked me a lot."

Pruitt was not the only coach that liked Wilson, wide receivers coach Tony Ball did too.

The 6-foot-1, 190 pound athlete out of Coral Gables, Fla. shined at wide receiver for much of Saturday. He showed quickness and ball skills all day with his athleticism taking over in front of Pruitt at the end.

He had never even played cornerback before.

"Georgia is the first school to offer me as a cornerback. I just listened to Coach Pruitt, I did what he asked me to do, and I think he saw what I could I do there.

"I know I could get a lot better there if I played the position more and it I worked at it. I am used to playing receiver, so it was new, but I think I did well. I only got about seven or eight reps there, but I made some plays."

Wilson first visited Athens in 2013. He has now been on campus a few times and he liked what he sees there.

"I was Georgia a year ago for the first time and I have been there three or four times now," said Wilson. "I like the coaches there, I like their facilities, and I have a lot of interest in them. I want to get back up there."

With the offer, Georgia has put itself into contention, but the Sunshine State athlete is far from a decision.

He plans to take official visits first, then decide on his school.

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