Monday, October 14, 2013
UA Game jersey tour: Quincy Wilson
By Gerry Hamilton
Senior safety Quincy Wilson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School) was presented his honorary game jersey at his school in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Monday during the American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the 2014 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game.
Wilson, a Florida commitment, is one of 90 players selected to compete in the seventh-annual Under Armour All-America Game presented by American Family Insurance, a nationally televised competition spotlighting the country’s top high school seniors. The 2014 Under Armour All-America Game is set for 4 p.m. ET on Jan. 2 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be televised on ESPN.
The day before last year's UA Game, then-junior DB Quincy Wilson participated in Under Armour All-America Combine at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
“I just want to say thank you to Under Armour for giving this opportunity to play in this game,” Wilson said. “Thank you to my coach for having me at this school, everybody here supporting me, and I just have to continue doing what I’m doing.”
University School head coach Roger Harriott says his star defensive back's intangibles are most impressive.
“Quincy is a special player because of his tangibles," he said. "He obviously has prototypical assets about him. He has a lot of range, speed, he’s a nice-size defensive back that is extremely explosive. I think the most impressive aspect of Quincy Wilson are his intangibles. He’s a good person, a great student, his extremely compassionate, loyal to his players, extremely supportive and I think that’s what separates him from other ball players.”
The Under Armour All-America Game was the one all-star game Wilson has always wanted to take part in.
"I accepted the invitation to the Under Armour All-America Game because I grew up watching the game and I’ve always wanted to play in it," he said. "I went to the game last year and saw all of the guys out there and it looked pretty fun. I talked to [Florida freshman cornerback] Vernon Hargreaves about it and he said it was real cool and something to look forward to. I'm really excited to play in this game, and I'm looking forward to competing against the best."
The 6-foot-1, 197-pound Wilson is the No. 203-ranked prospect overall, and the No. 12 safety in the class. He committed to Florida over offers from Auburn, Clemson, Louisville, LSU and a number of others.