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2017 Florida football recruiting: CB Marco Wilson commits

The Gators pick up another four-star corner in-state.

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Jim McElwain picked up another four-star corner to line up opposite of Elijah Blades with the commitment of Marco Wilson on Monday night. Wilson, an American Heritage (FL) product, held 30 offers before announcing his decision and will join his brother Quincy in the Gator defensive backfield. His uncle, Chad Wilson, also played corner for Miami (FL) in the early 90’s, so the pedigree is fairly strong for Marco.

Wilson, a small corner at 5’10” and 163 pounds and expected to miss his senior season following an ACL tear certainly doesn’t lack in the speed department as he has ran a 4.5 40-yard dash. As you can see in his film below, he has the kind of change of direction ability, ball skills, and a willingness to be physical that you would like to see in smaller corners.

The addition of Wilson to Florida’s 2017 class brings the commit total to 13 and the Gators’ national recruiting ranking up to #15. With the corners for this class taken care of, it may be time for the staff to focus on getting safeties to commit, as they have no commits for those positions and there’s seven uncommitted safeties with UF offers, per 247Sports.