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Four-star defensive back Marco Wilson (Fort Lauderdale, FL) would not have been the first sibling to not join his brother on a college football program. After all, his father went to a school with an equally prestigious history on the gridiron.
In the end, though, Wilson did indeed decide to follow in the footsteps of junior cornerback Quincy Wilson in committing to join the Florida Gators on Monday night.
“I know the coaches will really take care of me when I get there. [Jim McElwain] has a great history with the guys he has dealt with. Their academics are also on point. That’s why it’s the best chase for me,” said Marco Wilson on his father’s online radio show, Gridiron Studs.
Wilson (5-foot-10, 160 pounds) chose Florida over his father’s alma mater of Miami. Also listed on his final five were Georgia, Ohio State and USC. Ranked No. 214 in the nation, Wilson took unofficial visits to both UF and UM in July, closing with a trip to see the Gators on July 23.
The athletic and versatile DB plays bigger than his size indicates and has not only drawn comparisons to his brother but is believed by many to be a better talent entering the collegiate ranks.
Defensive backs coach Torrian Gray and co-coordinator Randy Shannon led Wilson’s recruitment, which began with a scholarship offer before Gray was hired back on March 24, 2015. Official offers were delivered by teams at midnight.
Wilson becomes Florida’s 13th commitment in the Class of 2017, the fourth-highest rated, 10th from the state and second defensive back, joining four-star Elijah Blades (Pasadena, CA).