Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland receiver Tony Wilson is one of the more heavily recruited receivers in the Southeast. He's already ranked as the No. 34 player in the state by Rivals.com, but unlike most others in the Southeast that take their time in choosing a school, Wilson said he's zeroed his attention down to two schools.
"UGA and Florida are my final two," Wilson said. "I'm wide open between them, but those are pretty much my two choices. There were a lot of great places, but as far as location and playing time, I just like those two."
It makes sense for Wilson to like both schools since he camped both in Athens and in Gainesville this summer.
"It felt good to have the coaches paying attention to me," Wilson, who is 5-foot-10 and 165 pounds, said. "It helped me know that all my hard work is paying off. At Georgia I worked at receiver, defensive back, and they had some drills for special teams where I was returning kicks. At Florida I stayed at wide receiver the whole time.
"I had fun at both camps, but what stood out more about Georgia was the players seemed more like family. I know at Florida they are still getting used to the coaching staff but at Georgia they seemed more interested in recruits in who were there. Other than it went good."
Don't get Wilson wrong, though, he did like the Gators' new coach.
"I liked Coach Meyer," Wilison said. "He is real down to earth, kind of a father figure. I want to see how Florida's new offense is with coach Meyer. I want to see how well the new scheme works. It's going to be tough in the SEC."
Florida assistant Billy Gonzales is responsible for recruiting him for the Gators, and UGA has placed Kirby Smart in charge of his recruitment for the Dawgs.
When he's not focused on the Gators and Dawgs, Wilson said he's working hard at helping his high school team get ready for the upcoming season.
"We're looking great," he said. "We have all these young guys – a lot of good young guys coming in. I tell you once my class leaves they are going to be one of the best teams in Florida."