Future Gators help lead American Heritage to Class 5A State Championship victory


American Heritage’s 35-33 win over Ponte Vedra in the 5A State Championship featured two future Gators, and several players Florida is vying for.

Marco Wilson, the younger brother of UF defensive back Quincy Wilson, recorded a lone tackle while rarely being targeted by Ponte Vedra quarterback Nick Tronti.

Linebacker James Houston committed to the Gators back in July, just nine days after a torn ACL would end his senior season before it could begin.

While Houston wanted to be out on the field with his teammates, the three-star prospect is a state champion regardless.

Florida has been actively trying to flip four-star lineman Kai-Leon Herbert from Michigan.

The Gators sent assistant coach Randy Shannon to see Herbert and teammate Tedarrell ‘TJ’ Slaton on Monday, and by all accounts Herbert enjoyed the in-home visit.

It’s still up in the air if the Gators will get Herbert on campus for an official visit, but UF remains in the hunt for his signature.

With a line led by Herbert and Slaton, it’s no wonder American Heritage quarterback Jason Brown had time to complete 13-of-16 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown while avoiding sacks the entire night.