GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With Duke Dawson (injured) and Jalen Tabor (suspended) out during Saturday’s season opener, Florida’s lack of depth at the position came to a head.
And it was apparent to UF commit Marco Wilson.
“I saw they need some cornerbacks,” he said.
Wilson was one of several future Gators in attendance for the game. The 4-star cornerback from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., enjoyed being back in The Swamp for the 24-7 win over UMass.
“It’s always fun when I come up to these games,” Wilson. “It’s never really dull. It was a great environment.”
Wilson’s favorite part of his trip was watching his other brother, Florida cornerback Quincy Wilson, in action.
“I like to see Quincy on the field,” Wilson said. “They didn’t really go at him. He did what he had to do. He was in great coverage the whole game, so they couldn’t really test him.”
Wilson is ranked the state’s No. 5 cornerback for the Class of 2017. The 6-foot, 180-pound prospect is looking forward to joining ‘DBU’ next year and helping shore up the secondary.
“I really like Torrian Gray as a defensive back coach,” Wilson said. “He knows what he’s doing and he’s getting the DB’s right to make plays on the field.”
Another Florida cornerback commit, Elijah Blades, may not be only recruit the Gators land from California.
Brendan Radley-Hiles, the nation’s No. 8 cornerback for 2018 from Calabasas, Calif., named UF his No. 1 school in an interview with Rivals.
Radley-Hiles plans to visit Florida for the LSU game along with Blades and Los Angeles 4-star linebacker Rahyme Johnson, who lists the Gators as one of his top teams.
Zach Abolverdi is the Florida beat writer for SEC Country and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Unless otherwise indicated, ratings and rankings come from the 247Sports Composite.