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Wardrick Wilson updates recruitment
Wardrick Wilson is one of three 2019 recruits who did not de-commit from Florida after the coaching changes.
The 3-star tackle from Doral Academy (Doral, Fla.) joined Florida’s class last summer after camping at Friday Night Lights on July 21.
Wilson told SEC Country he is still solid with the Gators.
“Florida feels like home to me,” he said. “I haven’t been back since I committed, but I like the new staff. I’ve talked to the head coach [Dan Mullen] and the O-line coach [John Hevesy].”
Wilson said he received an offer from Hevesy last year and already has a connection with his future position coach.
“I like him,” Wilson said of Hevesy. “He offered me when he was at Mississippi State, so we linked back up at Florida and it’s a really good bond.”
Hevesy is serving as the primary recruiter for Wilson, who transferred to Doral Academy from Miami Norland High School. He also has been in contact with Mullen.
“We have talked and we text each other,” Wilson said. “He told me, ‘Welcome to the family’ and that he can’t wait to have me there. He has a great offense and I think it’s a good fit for me.”
Wilson is ranked the nation’s No. 42 tackle in the 247Sports composite and plans to be an early enrollee.
Despite his commitment status, Wilson is still being pursued by a pair of SEC programs — Missouri and Tennessee.
Former Florida assistant Brad Davis is the new offensive line coach at Missouri and recruited Wilson to the Gators. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound tackle received an offer from Tennessee on Jan. 23.
“I’m trying to go take visits to Tennessee and Missouri,” Wilson said. “I’ll be back to Florida this summer.”
Diwun Black de-commits from Mississippi State
Top-100 overall athlete Diwun Black is back on the market.
The 4-star recruit from Forest High School (Forest, Miss.) reopened his recruitment on Sunday and de-committed from Mississippi State.
Black made his pledge last September when Mullen coached the Bulldogs. Mullen offered Black a scholarship to Florida on Jan. 22 and he plans to visit the Gators this spring.
He visited Ole Miss twice in February, and the Rebels are also a serious contender. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Black is ranked the nation’s No. 6 athlete and No. 67 overall prospect.
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