5 Questions With … UF’s Marco Wilson

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Florida defensive back Marco Wilson stops a Miami receiver at the Camping World Kickoff at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Saturday, August 24, 2019. [Matt Pendleton/Correspondent]

Florida redshirt sophomore cornerback

Q: Are you looking for some personal revenge after your 2018 season ending early in this game a year ago?

A: Nah. I’m not worried about what happened last year, I know we lost. I think about that we lost, and I don’t want that to happen again. It’s not a good feeling to lose, so I definitely just want to work on going out there and focusing on little things and make sure we get the W this time.

Q: How hard will it be playing without cornerback CJ Henderson in this game?

A: It will be tough. That’s my right-hand man. Not having him out there, it sucks, but it gives those young guys an opportunity to get in a real game against an SEC opponent. So, that will be good for them and I’m sure he’ll be out helping them all week and getting them prepared for the game.

Q: What is your confidence level with those three freshmen — Chester Kimbrough, Kaiir Elam and Jaydon Hill?

A: I’m confident in all three of them. They know what they’re doing, they listen all the time during practice and meetings and they try to do the little things right. It’s tough as a freshman, I already know how it is, but I’m very confident in those guys, they can go out there and play. They’re confident when they play and they know their assignment.

Q: Shawn Davis seems to be really coming on at safety. What does he bring to the defense?

A: Shawn is just a really physical guy. He can support in the run game, he also covers really well. So when I have 31 behind me I’m confident that he’s got my back and that he’s going to be able to make some plays.

Q: What’s the most impressive thing you’ve seen from wide receiver Jacob Copeland now that he’s healthy?

A: Just his athletic ability. He took snaps at running back too, so you can put him anywhere on the field and he’s going to make plays. That was really only the first time he got to do something serious in a game and that’s only the beginning for him. I think that guy is going to be a great player for the season to come.