Despite seeing some of his close friends come and go, Quincy Wilson still remains 100 percent committed to the University of Florida.
Wilson has seen fellow South Florida products Dalvin Cook, Ermon Lane and Chris Lammons decommit from UF in the last 20 days, and has even cut ties with one of them
“I’m done with Ermon,” Wilson said Sunday after being in attendance for South Florida Express 7-on-7 tryouts at Hollywood McArthur High. “I don’t talk to him no more.
“I just don’t like what he did. He didn’t really have no reason to decommit. He would’ve fit in well with the offense that we’re bringing in.”
Wilson’s friendship with Lane, the Homestead wide receiver, ironically started because of their participation with the 7-on-7 team last year. It also solidified his ties with Lammons - the Plantation athlete Wilson is the most close with of the three decommits. Lane, Lammons and Wilson all committed to Florida on Aug. 12, 2013.
“I kind of knew Chris was not really committed 100 percent, but he’s got to do what’s best for him and his family,” Wilson said of Lammons, who withdrew his pledge after UF received a commitment on Jan. 9 from five-star cornerback Jalen Tabor of Friendship Academy in Washington, D.C. “I’m not mad. He’s got to do what he’s got to do.”
Wilson has now shifted his focus to helping the Gators get better on the recruiting trail in the coming weeks with National Signing Day on Feb. 5. He has already made an impact on Deerfield Beach running back Brandon Powell, who enrolled at UF on Jan. 10 – two days after the longtime Hurricanes commit was supposed to enroll at the University of Miami.
“It was really good to get [Powell] because of Dalvin [decommitting on Dec. 31, 2013],” Wilson said, referring to the loss of Cook, the Miami Central running back now enrolled at FSU. “And he’s a great player, too. He’s just as good as Dalvin.”
Next up on Wilson’s radar: Plantation American Heritage slot receiver Isaiah McKenzie and cornerback Adoree’ Jackson from Junipero Serra High in Gardena, Ca.
“We’re going to have the next couple of weeks until signing day,” Wilson said. “We’ve got some big stuff happening.”
Wilson has an in-home visit set for Monday night with Gators defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson and defensive coordinator D.J Durkin. He will take his official visit to UF on Saturday.
“I remain solid because I believe in what Coach [Will] Muschamp is doing and the guys he’s bringing in,” Wilson said. “Florida plays great defense, and I want to play in a great defense.
“It’s just a great opportunity for me.”