• Florida
  • Florida Gators
    Hard Commit - 7/8/2022

Eugene Wilson III

  • Pos ATH
  • Height 5-11
  • Weight 165

Prospect Info

  • High School Gaither
  • City Tampa, FL
  • Class 2023

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92

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0.9413

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  • 100 Meters

    11.36

    Seconds 03/27/21

Scouting Report

Evaluated 03/06/2022

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Southeast Recruiting Analyst

Projection

4-7 Round Day 3

A blur on tape that zigs and zags his way into the end zone. Was initially being recruited by some schools to play defensive back at the next level, but is viewed by a few College Football Playoff regulars as a slot receiver longterm after a junior season in which he averaged just under 15 yards per reception. Might lack the ideal size (believed to be close to 5-foot-11, 165 pounds), but makes up for his smaller frame with his elite play speed. Clocked the fastest 40-yard dash time out of anyone at loaded Under Armour All-America Camp in Miami spring before senior year and is pacing to break the 11 second mark in the 100-meter dash. While extra gear makes him a threat to score anytime he finds a crease in a defense, elite start-stop ability combined with superb lateral burst allows him to create chunk play after chunk play. Doesn’t have a ton of experience on the offensive side of the ball as he grew up playing primarily defense, but is a rather creative route runner that is able to shake defenders with simple jabs of the feet and head fakes. Will eventually need to add some mass if he’s ever going to run up the middle on Saturdays, but can be dangerous on jet sweeps and end arounds as he has a knack for slipping out of tackles and finding greener pastures. Should be viewed as a play-making inside receiver that can turn a short gain into a long gain in the snap of a finger. Likely to provide immediate special teams value at the school of his choice as not only a return man, but also a gunner given defensive background. Has a good chance of eventually being selected in the NFL Draft like his father, who won a pair of Super Bowls with the New England Patriots.

Athletic Background

Also runs track.
Ran an 11.36 100 and a 22.85 200 as a sophomore in Spring 2021.

2021: Starter on both offense and defense as a junior for a Tampa Gaither program that made Sunshine State's 7A playoffs. Caught 62 passes for 925 yards and 7 TDs while working at WR. Credited with 23 tackles on defense. Also responsible for 4 INTs and 5 PBUS. Scored on a kickoff return, as well. Earned All-County recognition.

2020: Two-way player as a sophomore. Got snaps at CB and WR.

Connections

  • Eugene Wilson Eugene Wilson

    Former NFL cornerback that won a pair of Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. Attended Illinois.

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