As Jim McElwain tries to rebuild Florida football into a championship program, one of his mottos is “recruit daily or die.” Join us here on SEC Country for a daily recap of the latest Florida recruiting news, tales from the trail and perspective on what it all means for the Gators.
Divaad Wilson visiting South Carolina
Another SEC school has secured an official visit from one of Florida’s commits.
Miami cornerback Divaad Wilson will take a trip to South Carolina this weekend. The Gamecocks have been recruiting him for more than eight months despite his UF pledge.
Wilson committed to Florida back on Feb. 3 — one day removed from receiving his offer from the Gators. At the time, he was an under-the-radar recruit with single-digit offers.
By the end of spring, Wilson held more than 20 offers and had earned a 4-star rating on ESPN and Rivals. South Carolina offered him less than two weeks after his commitment — before Georgia, Ohio State and others.
Ex-Gators coach Will Muschamp hasn’t recruited against the Gators too much at South Carolina, but he and former Florida assistant Travaris Robinson will take their swing at Wilson this weekend.
The 6-foot, 180-pound prospect also plans to officially visit Georgia on Nov. 18 and Florida on Nov. 24. On Tuesday, Wilson told SEC Country he plans to sign with UF in December and enroll early.
Matt Corral, Dante Lang highlights
MaxPreps published Matt Corral’s senior season highlights Wednesday and it’s an impressive two-minute tape of the Florida quarterback commit.
All of Corral’s strengths are on display in the video below, including the accuracy and touch he’s able to put on passes.
Florida tight end pledge Dante Lang also tweeted a video Wednesday that’s worth a watch. The big man snags a pass over the middle and then shakes off seven defenders for a 62-yard catch-and-run.
The best part of the play? Check out No. 44 in white.
Lang literally breaks one of his ankles — and he hops twice so you know it’s real.
— Dante Lang (@dante_lang) October 26, 2017
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