Florida football true freshmen No. 2: Eugene Wilson
Eugene Wilson walked into Gainesville and immediately became the most electric playmaker that the Gators have.
His speed out wide combined with surprising strength for his size makes him almost impossible to track down and wrap up.
Before he got injured against Tennessee, he caught six passes for 44 yards. That was all in the first quarter in the biggest game he’s played in.
Wilson isn’t afraid of the spotlight and only gets better as the noise gets louder. While he wasn’t listed on Florida’s depth chart against Charlotte, he should be back in time for when they go out to Lexington next weekend.
Eugene, out of Tampa, was ranked as the 20th-best wide receiver in the 2023 class, but I don’t think you can find 19 true freshman wideouts who can do what he can.
He adds an extra element of speed and explosiveness to a Florida offense that needs it and can be used on jet sweeps, screen passes, and downfield routes.
Wilson can do it all and has only played in three college games. He’s going to be a household name before his sophomore campaign even begins.