PLANTATION, Fla. — Marco Wilson holds more than two dozen offers from a stacked group of schools, but he has five standing out at this time.
The four-star cornerback from Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage revealed his favorites to SEC Country on Sunday at The Opening Miami Regional.
“I like Florida, Ohio State, Miami, Oklahoma and Tennessee,” Wilson said. “But I’m open to all schools.”
The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder said he’s being recruiting hardest by Florida and Miami, two schools he knows all too well. His father, Chad Wilson, played for the Hurricanes from 1992-94, and his brother Quincy is a cornerback entering his junior season with the Gators.
But Wilson won’t attend either of those schools just to follow in the footsteps of his brother or father.
“I want to be my own guy,” Wilson said. “Everybody thinks that just because my brother goes to Florida I’m going to go there. It’s not like that. I’m looking at every school. I don’t really want to be like him. He just wants me to make the best choice for me because that’s what he did.
“He does help (with Florida) because I’m familiar with all the coaches and the players. I just recently started talking to (new DB coach) Torrian Gray. I think he’s a great coach, so I want to get to meet him and learn more about him.”
Wilson already has a close bond with Miami secondary coach Mike Rumph, who was his head coach at American Heritage before being hired by the Hurricanes in January.
“It’s great,” Wilson said of his relationship with the Miami staff. “I keep in touch with all the coaches and they are constantly hitting me up, and I feel like they are family to me. Even with the last staff, they were recruiting me hard. Nothing has changed with the new staff.”
Here’s what Wilson said about the other three schools he likes early on:
Ohio State: “They have a great a great tradition. I love coach Urban Meyer and their DB’s coach also. I see they prepare their players for the NFL and that’s what I like.”
Oklahoma: “They recently offered me and I started looking into them. They’re always in the top 10 at the end of the year and they produce great DB’s.”
Tennessee: “They’re also keeping in touch with me. I loved the visit when I went up there and I could just see myself playing there.”
Wilson, who is ranked the No. 3 cornerback in Florida and the 184th overall prospect nationally, plans to take all five official visits and make a decision after his senior season.
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