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Florida's 48 for 2014, No. 12: If Quincy Wilson can put up, he won't shut up

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Fans' favorite recruit of the 2014 class will have a chance to back up his smack as a freshman.

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Quincy Wilson's heard it all, assuredly.

Too slow. Too stiff in the hips. Gonna be a safety, if that. Gonna be a bust. Not good enough for Miami. Bad take by Florida.

Quincy Wilson says plenty, too. His Twitter account was a safe harbor for Gators even in the midst of 2013's waking nightmare, full of the brashness and hope of youth, with more than a little of the edge of South Florida.

But Wilson also backed up that talk in high school.

Wilson, who was viewed by many as the stepping-stone to the commitment of Ermon Lane, matched up with the future Seminole while both were Gators to be in August 2013. Lane had a relatively quiet night. Wilson had a pick-six — and his team earned a 20-point win.

And Wilson just kept making plays for University School, which finished 10-3 and lost only to national powers Manatee, Miami Central, and Booker T. Washington. He proved himself over and over, and earned the right to talk a little shit.

At Florida, he'll have to do it again. He's already worked his way into the cornerback rotation somewhere, and onto kick coverage units, and well out of the range of redshirting. He might yet end up as a backup corner, depending on how well he, J.C. Jackson, and Jalen Tabor play in the early goings this year, and backup corners are going to play for Florida against the growing number of spread looks in the SEC.

Wilson will have his chances to put up. I hope he isn't made to shut up.