Four-star American Heritage DB Marco Wilson verbally commits to the Gators

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Florida’s 2017 class received a verbal commitment from a highly coveted in-state prospect with familial ties to the Gators.

Marco Wilson, a four-star defensive back out of American Heritage, gave UF his verbal commitment Monday night. Coach Jim McElwain confirmed Wilson’s verbal commitment through his Twitter account.

Wilson, whose brother, Quincy, starts at cornerback for UF, picked the Gators over Georgia, Miami (Fl.), Ohio State and USC. He announced his decision through Gridiron Studs, a college football recruiting service owned by his father, Chad.

After taking multiple unofficial visits in the 2015 season, the 6-foot, 185-pound Wilson last visited Gainesville on July 23 during Florida’s Friday Night Lights camp.

With the addition of Wilson, ranked the No. 214 overall high school senior by 247Sports, the Gators have 13 verbal commitments in the 2017 class.