By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
In a much anticipated decision, 4-star cornerback Marco Wilson from American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida committed to the Florida Gators on his father’s radio show (Gridiron Studs Show) on Monday.
Wilson’s final five schools were Georgia, Miami, Ohio St., USC and Florida. Wilson is currently in the top rankings at all the major recruiting companies despite missing his entire junior season recovering from a torn ACL. Wilson’s brother Quincy Wilson is currently a starting cornerback for the Gators having signed with Florida out of high school in 2014.
“I would like thank everyone who has helped me through this process because you know it isn’t easy but I think the best choice for me will be to commit to the University of Florida,” Wilson said amongst cheers in the background.
“I just love everything about their recruiting staff and I know the DB coach will really take care of me when I get there. He has a great history with the guys he has dealt with,” said Wilson when asked about his choice.
In an example of how recruiting is ever changing, Wilson announced his Top 5 less than two weeks before the announcement using the new GridironStuds App. He used the app to keep fans informed on his commitment plans leading up to the date and then made the announcement on Monday on the GridironStuds Show. The GridironStuds App was launched in February and since then, it has been used by over 900 prospects to create a profile and update fans on their recruiting process. Fans, prospects and college coaches interested in downloading the App can do so by clicking here or simply search “Gridiron Studs” in the App Store.
Wilson’s commitment is the 13th thus far for the Florida Gators from the 2017 class and has moved them into the Top 20 on all the major recruiting services.
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Chad Wilson is a college football recruiting expert and creator of the GridironStudsApp which allows high school football players to gain exposure to college football coaches and fans. Wilson is a former college football player for the University of Miami (92-94) and Long Beach St. (’90-’91) and played briefly for the Seattle Seahawks (’95). He is also a former youth and high school football coach for over 15 years most recently for 5-A State of Florida Champs American Heritage. He runs All Eyes DB Camp a defensive back training company located in South Florida IG: @alleyesdbcamp. Wilson’s oldest son Quincy plays in the NFL for the New York Giants and his younger son plays cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals.