Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland athlete and Georgia commitment Tony Wilson took an unofficial visit to Florida for the Gators big victory over the Seminoles this weekend. Was the 5-foot-10, 165-pounder impressed enough to consider opening up his recruitment?
"I'm still looking at other schools, but I think my mind it made up. I doubt I'll take other officials besides my one to Georgia on January 14th," he said. "Florida and Florida State didn't really do anything to change my mind.
"I did see that Florida came out ready to play and it was a good game as both defenses played well. The atmosphere there was great. I've been up to Gainesville three or four times and I'd say it was about the same as the fans are really into the game and they bleed blue and orange. I didn't really get to talk to the coaches much after the game, but I mostly went just to root for my boy Avery Atkins."
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What does the Rivals250 prospect think about Florida State?
"I thought they ran too much of the I-formation and instead they should have kept the three or four wide receivers out there more," he said. "I felt Drew Weatherford would have played better with play-action if he could throw it around. As for their recent losses, I've got to say it looks like they're struggling through injuries and seem tired."
The Bulldogs continue to lead for Wilson's services and now it seems more likely he'll be solid on his commitment.
"The big thing I look at is the depth chart," he said. "Florida and Florida State run four wide receivers, but most of them are coming back and I know that they are both getting a good amount of commitments. I don't want to sit on the bench for two or three years. Georgia has a big need and I know I can go there and play early."
Mainland finished their season a couple weeks back.
"We finished 8-3 on the year as I went for 1,619 all-purpose yards and 17 total touchdowns," he said. "I was happy with how I played as I moved around to all sorts of different positions and have no regrets. I can tell I definitely improved my leadership and I didn't drop as many balls this year. Last season I dropped 15 balls, while this year I only dropped one."