Quincy Wilson Building Bond with Urban Meyer
University School (Davie, Fla.) is now nationally ranked thanks to their exceptional performances against tough teams in the beginning of the season. They have talent on both sides of the ball including 2014 cornerback prospect Quincy Wilson. XOFan.com touched base with him to get the latest on his season and recruiting.
“I think I am playing well, but I could be playing a little better like in run support, running to the ball a faster and make things happen,” Wilson said. “Some teams aren’t throwing my way. I have to make the best of it.”
Quarterbacks not throwing to your side of the field is one of the biggest complements you can receive as a corner. It doesn’t look good on a stat sheet, but it does impress a lot of college coaches. In fact, Wilson is already the benefactor of many offers including Auburn, Clemson, Duke, Ohio State, Purdue, Syracuse, LSU, Maryland, Indiana and Florida. Four more offers came within the last two weeks.
“Recruiting is going great,” Wilson said. “I picked up an offer from Rutgers about two weeks ago, and North Carolina, South Carolina and Notre Dame these last two days.”
Right now, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound defensive back doesn’t have any leaders. He is just doing research into the schools that have offered.
“I am really just going through the process,” Wilson said. “I will look up some things about the schools just to further my knowledge in what I know about them.”
The Miami Hurricanes are a childhood favorite team and it’s where his dad, Chad Wilson, played. With that being said, they have yet to offer him a scholarship. That could change this weekend as he is going to the Sun Life Stadium as a recruit when Miami takes on North Carolina State in an ACC matchup this Saturday at noon.
“My thoughts about them are I am watching their games,” Wilson said. “I happen to be going to their game this weekend against NC State. Really, I haven’t heard anything from any coaches or anything. [I am going] as a recruit.”
A program that he has heard a lot from is LSU, in particular secondary coach Corey Raymond. “I talked to Coach Raymond,” Wilson said. “I am very interested in them and that is a school that I will be looking at.”
“They were my first offer actually. I think it was great. I mean I was just going through the spring and LSU offered me. I was like ‘wow’ and it boosted my confidence. I got a lot of game invites, but I don’t think I will be able to make it to any of the games.”
While he is not able to see the Tigers play in person this season, he has been able to catch some of their games on television.
“I think I watched two games,” Wilson said. “I really like watching their DBs because they tend to have bigger DBs like myself.”
Another SEC contender, South Carolina, recently offered him and they have been recruiting him hard as of late.
“South Carolina, I really like them and they have been looking pretty good this year,” Wilson said. “They have a cornerback (Akeem Aguste) I like up there that I kind of know because I played little league with his brother. So, I have been interested in them.”
Both Notre Dame and Ohio State have been showing him a lot interest as well.
“Notre Dame, I watched a game or two this year,” Wilson said. “They have a good tradition and I like the way they do things.
“Ohio State, I have been talking to the coach,” Wilson said. “I think their program is great. They win a lot and Urban Meyer is a great man. I met him when I went there this summer and he really likes me. I thought he was a cool guy and gets people up there that want to win and compete.”
So far, all of his offers have come at cornerback, a position he will look to play at the next level. “I am happy at corner. I want to play corner in college.”