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Florida’s 2019 recruiting class already bolsters one member from Miami Carol City Senior High – in Wardrick Wilson.
The 6-foot-5, 305-pound offensive lineman has been committed to the Gators since July of 2017.
Now, as the 2018 season begins, Florida will host two more prospects the high school in running back Nay'Quan Wright and cornerback Jarvis Brownlee, who is a Miami commit.
The prospects made the drive to Gainesville (Fla.) from Miami (Fla.) together for the season opener. Respectfully, Wright is a four-star prospect and ranks as the 11th best back in the country, while Brownlee ranks as a three-star and the 53rd overall corner.
Wright is making a recovery from a knee injury, but that hasn’t halted Florida’s pursuit in the shifty 5-foot-8 tailback.
Both Wright and Brownlee commented on their expectations for this weekend.
“I just want to see those guys compete at a high level and win football game,” said Wright.
While Brownlee said, “No expectations it’s not a big team they’re playing. They should run the scoreboard up and dominate. It should be a fun, enjoyable win and go back in the lab to see what mistakes they have to fix going into the big game against Kentucky.”
The two prospects certainly know this isn’t a marque game in The Swamp, but they’ll enjoy their time in Gainesville (Fla.).
Running backs coach Greg Knox has been in constant communication with the back, hoping to land a commitment from Wright in the near future. The explosiveness from Wright is a need Florida’s searching for at the tailback position.
Wright revealed Knox and Mullen’s message to the back, “Come be the guy. The relationship is nice, those guys are one heavy and showing lots of love.”
On the other hand, the Miami commit Brownlee, hasn’t been on Florida’s radar this entire process. In July of this summer, Florida offered the cornerback days before his visit during Friday Night Lights.
Despite the late interest, Florida’s in the mix for Brownlee. He mentioned to Inside the Gators that Dan Mullen, Brian Johnson, and Charlton Warren are his primary recruiters. Their message is simple.
“Come be a part of DBU. It’s great to wear that orange and blue and come join The Swamp.”