GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Marco Wilson is the next in line to play in Florida’s secondary.
The 4-star cornerback from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will be one of newcomers at the position next season, but Wilson is expected to make an immediate impact for the Gators as they try to replace juniors Teez Tabor and Quincy Wilson, his older brother.
The younger Wilson officially visited UF this past weekend.
“It was pretty fun, I enjoyed myself,” Wilson said. “We got to meet with the coaches and tour the whole campus. We got to hang out with some of the players. Jordan Scarlett was my host. Chauncey (Gardner), Duke Dawson and some of the defensive backs were with us.
“They seem like cool guys. They were telling me that Florida is the place to be and that we have to continue that DBU tradition. They all treated me good.”
The 6-foot, 180-pound prospect spent time during his visit with Gators coach Jim McElwain and secondary coach Torrian Gray, who turned on the tape for Wilson.
“It was good, we got to watch some film together,” Wilson said. “He was breaking down the scheme for me and talking about playing early. He was saying that he lost some guys to the NFL so he needs some guys to come in and contribute early on the outside.
“Coach Mac told me to continue to help recruit some guys for the class. He said we need some more guys so that we can make this class stronger. We’ve got some great guys in the class and we’re going to be real good.”
Wilson recruited the four uncommitted visitors on campus with him, particularly 4-star cornerback C.J. Henderson from Miami.
“I was just telling them that this is the place to be and that there’s a great opportunity to play here,” Wilson said. “Not too many places can give you the opportunity like Florida. I think we got a good chance with them.”
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— Marco Wilson (@MjW_era) January 23, 2017