One of the players who flashed for Florida football when he has been healthy and in the lineup has been true freshman Tre Wilson. After an offseason of hype, Wilson has been electric as advertised coming out of high school.
Yesterday against Vanderbilt, Wilson officially etched his name into the scoring column at Florida as he found the endzone for the first time in his career.
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Wilson was a four-star prospect out of Tampa.
When we did his freshman profile in August, we said at the time that:
"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."
After leaving the game against Tennessee with a collar bone injury that caused him to miss the entirety of the UNC Charlotte and Kentucky game, Wilson was in action against Vanderbilt.
In the third quarter, with the game still somewhat hanging in the balance, Wilson ran a jet sweep from the Vanderbilt nine-yard line and found his way to the endzone.
Part of the success of the offense for Florida football yesterday can be attributed to Vanderbilt being terrible. And while we would have liked to have seen Florida go more north/south rather than east/west, one thing that is clear is that Wilson unlocks the ability for this offense to go east/west.
As much as we love Ricky Pearsall, the jet sweep just isn’t as effective with him running it.
One can hope that this is the first of many touchdowns in a Florida Gators uniform for Wilson, as the comparisons to Percy Harvin are just getting started.