Billy Napier entered the week with plenty of questions surrounding Florida’s prowess on the recruiting trail. Concerns reached a fever pitch when coveted quarterback prospect Jaden Rashada opted to commit to Miami over UF.
Two commitments from four-star prospects quarterback Marcus Stokes and running back Treyaun Webb kickstarted a momentum-building few days for UF; Napier kept building with another commitment Friday from four-star wide receiver Eugene Wilson III.
A Tampa native from Gaither High School, Wilson announced his commitment via Twitter Friday. The announcement marks Napier’s 12th hard commitment from the 2023 class.
Wilson also received an offer from Texas A&M. He visited the Aggies in College Station, Texas, June 3, but his June 17 visit to Gainesville marked the last stop of his recruiting process.
The 5-11, 165-pound prospect ran an 11.36 100-meter dash, according to 247Sports. He is the son of former NFL cornerback Eugene Wilson, who won two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots during his eight-year career in the league.
Wilson is the 10th best athlete recruit in the nation by 247Sports, and the 30th ranked recruit in the state of Florida. He is now the highest-ranked recruit in Napier’s 2023 class.
After some early-summer stumbles, Napier is heating up on the recruiting trail.
Carson Cashion is a third-year sports journalism major at UF, and the sports editor at The Alligator for the 2022 summer semester. A native of Altamonte Springs, Carson spends his free time walking his dog, Baxter, and listening to good music. He is an avid Tennessee sports fan, and eagerly awaits watching one of his teams win a championship for the first time.