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— Dan Young (@YoungWildFree71) December 26, 2013
We have had mixed feelings on Quincy Wilson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School of Nova South) throughout the entire recruiting process. The bottom line is that we just don’t think he is a cornerback at the next level. We have watched him over and over and while he could survive on the perimeter as a press or hard Cover 2 player, we feel he would be exposed in man-to-man situations if matched-up against top flight, speedier and quicker targets. This is why we feel he is a better fit as a safety. He has size, range, good feet and is at his best playing the ball in front of him, not locked up in an off position and asked to mirror and track in coverage. He can do this at the high school level, but this will be an area of concern for him at the next level. We have concerns about his hip and transitional quickness to turn and run or stop, redirect and catch up if on an island. He would be a very nice boundary corner who would be a good matchup advantage against big, physical receiving threats. He could compete in jump ball matchups and be a nice player in the red zone. Just because we don’t feel he is the right fit at corner, does not mean we don’t think he isn’t a good player. He will have a chance to showcase his coverage skills at the Under Armour All-America game.