The coaches told me to have fun out there

After months of trying to get Lakeland (Fla.) Kathleen receiver Javon Harrison to visit Florida, the Gators were finally successful on Saturday.

The 6’1″, 187-pound Harrison was on campus for Florida’s big win over visiting Tennessee this weekend.

“It was a great visit,” Harrison said. “I talked to Coach (Will) Muschamp, Coach (Brent) Pease and Coach (Joker) Phillips, they told me to have fun and enjoy the visit. They didn’t talk to me about recruiting or anything.”

The Gators didn’t talk much to Harrison about recruiting because the staff is trying to build a better relationship with the Virginia Tech commitment right now.

“Our relationship is getting better between me and coach Phillips,” Harrison said. “We talk a lot about family and stuff besides football because he’s trying to get to know me.”

During the first half of the Gators 31-17 win over Tennessee the offense wasn’t clicking that well and Harrison took notice.

“The offense wasn’t playing great at first but they picked it up,” Harrison said. “The defense was really playing well.I think I could come in and help the offense out though.”

This was the first time for Harrison to be inside The Swamp for a Gator game day and he came away impressed by the crowd.

“The atmosphere was good, it was loud inside The Swamp,” Harrison said. “Everyone was really nice and welcoming to me.”

Harrison says he’s still solid to Virginia Tech but that Florida is moving up in his recruitment and an official to Gainesville is a real possibility.

Harrison is having a big senior year, this past Friday he added to his season totals by notching a big 50+ yard touchdown reception in Kathleen’s win over Ridge.

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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.