Coral Gables – Coral Gables, Fla.
No. 62 WR in the country
No. 53 overall player in Florida
Wilson wavered back and forth between the Mountaineers and Bulldogs in hopes of finding a team that would allow him to play on the offensive side of the ball, rather than as a defensive back.
Georgia offered him as an “athlete.” Georgia signed him as a wide receiver.
And though he has made it clear he wants to be on the offense, don’t be too surprised if he is used on both sides of the ball at some point in in the future. Early on in his recruitment, Wilson was initially attracted to the idea of playing for Jeremy Pruitt in the secondary.
“The main coach I talk to is Coach (Jeremy) Pruitt,” Wilson said after Dawg Day, when he originally committed to Georgia. “We have a good relationship and he has talked to me about playing cornerback or wide receiver, but I am feeling cornerback right now. That’s the position that he coaches, and he feels that I can be a millionaire at that position.”
Wilson, who hails from Coral Gables, just outside of sunny Miami, Florida, brings a boatload of versatility and athleticism, namely quickness and body control, to the recruiting class.
As a wideout, he will have the opportunity to shine bright in the Bulldogs’ receiving corps, which recently graduated its No. 1 and No. 2 guys in Chris Conley and Michael Bennett. Though he will have to compete against a handful of veterans, a new coordinator and new receivers coach allows him to be on even playing field and prove why he should be on the scoring side of the game.
HONORS: Scout.com three-star prospect, No. 62 WR nationally and No. 11 WR in Florida… PrepStar three-star prospect and All-Southeast Region
SCOUTING: He said, coach, I'll do whatever you want me to do. He just wanted to be at Georgia, and he's put as an athlete for that reason. - Mark Richt
LEGGE’S QUESTION: Very simple - does Shaquery Wilson stay at wide receiver or move to defensive back?
LEGGE’S THOUGHTS: Wilson wants to play receiver, and in the final analysts Georgia needed him to play there in this class. He’s a slender prospect who seems to run away from foes with his strides. He doesn’t see overly explosive, but he does make some athletic grabs and can take hits. Wilson is probably a slot guy at Georgia. He’s very excitable.