Dollars impressed by Mullen’s history and winning mindset

The Florida Gators hosted three prospects from California on campus on Monday and Tuesday as the coaching staff continues to get top prospects on campus this spring.

One of those prospects on campus was running back Sean Dollars (5-10, 185, Santa Ana, CA. Mater Dei) who enjoyed his first trip to Gainesville.

“The visit overall was really good honestly,” Dollars said of his visit to Florida this week. “It was good to talk to Coach [Greg] Knox in person in his office and go over film with him.”

During the two day visit to Gainesville, Dollars got a chance to see a lot of things and talk to a lot of coaches.

“We got to view the academics and tour the campus,” he said on what all he got to do on the visit. “We got to try on the uniforms and talk to our position coaches and then talk to Coach [Dan] Mullen.”

Running backs coach Greg Knox was one of the coaches who Dollars spoke with and the assistant coach explained what the Gators like in his game.

“He said that he loved my vision and the way I finish my runs,” Dollars said of what Knox told him. “He said they’re only taking one back and he said that he would use me as a versatile back more as a quicker back.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also spoke with Dollars about the university and what the Gators have to offer.

“It was all three of us in the room so it really wasn’t any thing specific,” he said of Mullen’s message to him. “He wasn’t focusing on one player but mostly talking about academics and deciding if Florida is the right school for us.”

Dollars knows a little bit about Mullen’s history and he’s impressed by the guys that Mullen has coached in the past.

“He’s a phenomenal coach,” Dollars said of his impression of Mullen. “You can see by the quarterbacks he has gotten to the league and he’s a winner. He doesn’t like losing which is a great mentality.”

This was the first time for Dollars to be in Gainesville and he says the visit was everything he expected.

“Yes it did,” he said on if the visit lived up to expectations. “My thoughts on them are that they’re really good school such as any other school. I’m just glad I got the chance to actually see them.”

After the visit, Dollars admits the visit was a good one but he doesn’t have anyone standing out at the moment.

“No leaders, I feel like all the offers I have are really standing out to me right now,” Dollars said on if he has any leaders. “Right now I’m weighing all my options.”

INSIDERS TAKE: Dollars really enjoyed his visit to Florida this week but is very open in his process. The running back plans to take a lot more visits before deciding.

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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 Rivals.com, 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.