As the season fast approaches for Florida football, we are continuing our series of the freshmen on campus and what the odds are they appear this season with the Gators. If you follow recruiting, these will be household names. But if not, these can be a good refresher to catch you up to speed.
We have previously profiled:
- Dijon Johnson
- Sharif Denson
- Ja’Keem Jackson
- Andy Jean
- Will Norman
- Kelby Collins
- Aidan Mizell
- Aaron Gates
- Jordan Castell
- Bryce Thornton
- T.J. Searcy
- Treyaun Webb
Today we look at one of the more hyped and talked about freshmen on the roster this season, wide receiver Eugene Wilson.
Florida Football: Seeing is believing
Wilson was a four-star prospect out of Gaither High School in Tampa that initially didn’t turn heads when he first committed to Florida.
But as more and more people watched his film, it was evident that Florida was getting someone special.
Listed in high school at 5’10” and 165 pounds, Wilson isn’t going to scare people getting off the bus. It is once the ball is in his hands that the fear creeps in, and by then, it is too late.
His play style resembles Percy Harvin, and it doesn’t matter if Wilson gets the ball at the line of scrimmage or 30 yards down the field, he is impossible to bring down.
Wilson can escape traffic as well as any prospect out there, but he isn’t afraid to absorb contact or fight through the secondary to catch a ball.
Odds of redshirting: Low to none
Wilson is going to play against Utah. Barring injury, he is going to be featured a lot in the early going.
Even the most cold-hearted of cynics have raved about Wilson since he arrived on campus this summer.
His work in the weight room has been top-tier, and there is minimal reason to believe he won’t be an absolute nightmare for opposing defenses.
Now listed at 5’10” and 180 pounds, Wilson has the capability to turn two-yard gains into 20, and Florida fans should be excited that a true playmaker currently resides in Gainesville.