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UF Staffer Throws Shade at Wilcoxson After Commitment to Vols

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Within minutes of four-star defensive back Kamar Wilcoxson committing to Tennessee, a staffer with the Florida Gators took a shot at the young recruit.

John Herron, Florida’s Assistant Director of Player Personnel, took to Twitter just moments after Wilcoxson announced his commitment to the Vols to throw some shade at the former Florida commit. Wilcoxson, a native of Georgia, had twice committed to Florida in his recruitment. He first committed to the Gators on November 3, 2018 before announcing his decommitment on April 27, 2019. But just three months later, Wilcoxson again committed to Florida on July 27, 2019. But on March 26, 2020, Wilcoxson again reopened his recruitment and decommited from Florida.

A month later on April 27th, Wilcoxson committed to the Vols, posting on his Twitter account shortly after his announcement that he would not be visiting anywhere else, telling Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt he’s “locked in.”

Apparently Herron, better known as “Coach Hova,” felt the need to subtweet Wilcoxson’s commitment, tweeting out a graphic of Regis Philbin from “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” asking, “Is that your final answer?”

Herron spent 14 years as a high school basketball coach before he was hired as the director of on-campus recruiting at Florida in 2016. He served as Florida State’s Assistant Director of Player Personnel in 2018 before going back to Florida in 2019.

The four-star defensive back originally replied back to Herron’s tweet, but he deleted it not long after posting. The original tweet quoted Herron’s tweet and said, “Lol, you mad jit? You grown throwing shots, I can’t wait til I see y’all boys!”

It’s clear that Wilcoxson doesn’t seem to hold a lot of positive feelings towards the team he was once committed to despite the Gators being his “dream school” growing up.

Another ironic twist? Herron’s pinned tweet on his Twitter account is an image that says “Everybody loves you until you become the competition.”

Wilcoxson is the second highly-rated prospect to commit to the Vols in the last two days. The four-star defensive back joins five-star weak-side defensive end Dylan Brooks as the latest recruits to commit to UT in the 2021 cycle.

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