Callahan sees Becker as a good fit at Florida

The Florida Gators currently have arguably the best secondary in the country and if the Gators want to continue that dominance they must restock in the class of 2016.

One of the top targets at the cornerback position is  Carlos Becker (6-3, 185, Kissimmee, FL Osceola) and he visited the Gators on Friday.

“It was really good,” Becker said. “The big thing we got to do was watch them practice and meet everyone. Of course we got to go on the tour but I had already seen everything there.”

Becker spent most of his time on Friday watching defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan coach his position.

“I liked practice a lot, they were moving around fast out there,” Becker said. “They were real high tempo out there and the defensive backs got a lot of reps. Coach Callahan was doing a good job out there. He’s not a yeller but he’s a hands on type coach.”

The defense has changed some since Geoff Collins took over as defensive coordinator, but Becker has been assured that he is a good fit for what the Gators are building on his side of the ball this year.

“The defense is pretty stacked out there, they running a lot of different coverage’s,” Becker said. “Coach Callahan says that he thinks I’m good fit for that style of defense. He likes that I’m a zone corner and a man corner.”

Callahan and Becker have been having these conversations for several months now as the two have grown close to one another.

“Coach Callahan and I have a good relationship with each other because we’ve known each other for a while,” Becker said. “He tells me that he really likes me and he needs me and wants me to go to Florida. He says that I can play corner on a side by myself.”

Becker did have a chance on Friday to finally meet head coach Jim McElwain, who shared the same message as Callahan does.

“Coach McElwain says he needs me there too,” Becker said. “We are building a relationship right now so we were just talking a little bit about football and school stuff.”

Despite the great visit on Friday the cornerback says that nobody has taken control of his recruitment yet.

“I don’t have any leaders right now,” Becker said. “I have interest in Florida and some other schools but everybody is even for me. I’m just trying to take plan visits right now.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Florida State seems to have the edge for Becker early on but Florida should get him on campus more and that will help Florida out. Becker is very close with former Gators cornerback Keiwan Ratliff so that could also help the Gators out.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.