Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star cornerback Kamar Wilcoxson announced on Twitter Thursday night that he has decommitted from Florida.
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— ᴷ⁴ (@KamarWilcoxson4) March 27, 2020
The 6-1, 190-pound Wilcoxson — who is considered the 16th-best athlete and No. 263 prospect overall in the class of 2021 — initially pledged his services to the Gators in November 2018, reopened his recruitment in April 2019 and committed to Florida second time in July, only to them back off that decision yet again.
Ohio State now appears to be in the driver’s seat when it comes to Wilcoxson’s recruitment, as the Buckeyes have picked up several 247Sports crystal ball predictions in the hours since his announcement.
Head coach Ryan Day extended an offer to Wilcoxson — who originally hails from Stone Mountain, Ga. — during a visit to IMG Academy during the January contact period, but defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs has taken over the role of lead recruiter in the meantime.
Wilcoxson has never been to Columbus and was hoping to make it to campus for a spring practice or the annual spring game. That, of course, was put on hold amid the coronavirus outbreak, but he plans to take an official visit to Ohio State over the weekend of June 12-14 — provided things return to normal by then.
The Buckeyes already hold three commitments at the cornerback position in St. Louis De Smet Jesuit four-star Jakailin Johnson, Nashville Ensworth four-star Andre Turrentine and Cincinnati La Salle three-star Devonta Smith, and plan to add one or two more to that haul. Other notable names to keep in mind include Virginia Beach (Va.) Princess Anne five-star Tony Grimes; Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren four-star Jantzen Dunn; and Katy, Texas, four-star Hunter Washington.
Ohio State has had plenty of success in recent years pulling top prospects from IMG in recent years, meanwhile, including four-star offensive guard Tyler Gerald and four-star defensive tackle Malik Barrow in 2016; four-star cornerback Marcus Williamson and four-star safety Isaiah Pryor in 2017; five-star defensive tackle Taron Vincent in 2018; and four-star cornerback Lejond Cavazos in 2020. Wilcoxson isn’t the only Ascender they’re after this cycle, either, as four-star offensive tackle J.C. Latham and four-star defensive tackle Tunmise Adeleye are among the staff’s top targets at their respective positions.