Florida was scheduled to host a dozen prospects for its spring scrimmage on Saturday and another big time visitor surprised the coaches by showing up in Gainesville unexpectedly .
That prospect was running back Dexter Williams (6-0, 190, Orlando, FL West Orange) who was in Gainesville for other reasons but made time to see the football team.
“It went good, I was actually one of the last ones to leave there,” Williams said. “I was up here for the Pepsi Relay’s but I got to spend a lot of time visiting the football coaches.”
Williams wasn’t sure if he was going to be able to visit the football team on Saturday but he’s glad he did because he had a good time.
“The visit was amazing, I had a good time,” Williams said. “I was with all of the coaches and got to watch the little spring scrimmage and see how I would fit into the offense and how they would use me there. I got to see what all I could do in the new offense.”
The visit was so good on Saturday that Williams admitted a team is standing out in his recruitment now.
“I can’t lie, Florida is standing out right now to me,” Williams said.
Saturday’s scrimmage was the first time that Williams was able to see Kurt Roper’s offense in action. The running back prospect was impressed with what he saw from the offense and was able to get a good feel for how he can fit into it.
“The offense fits me real well because it’s fast-pace and high tempo,” Williams said. “The running backs get used a lot and that’s what I was looking for and that’s what they showed me.”
Williams has become very close with running backs coach Brian White. Williams plays on a 7-on-7 team with White’s son and the two had a chance to talk on Saturday.
“Coach White he was just telling me that I’m a great athlete and that he wants to see me at Florida” Williams said. “He wants me to be a Gator real bad so that he Coach me up at running back in the future.”
White isn’t the only coach who told Williams how much he was needed in Gainesville. Williams had the chance to sit down with Will Muschamp on Saturday and the head coach expressed just how much the whole staff would like to see Williams in orange and blue.
“Muschamp and I had a nice talk about what the Gators have to offer me,” Williams said. “He was telling me what they could do for me and what the offense would be like and what I could bring to the team as a player. He said that he really wants me to be a part of his team.”
Williams got to see the scrimmage but was also given a grand tour of campus and the facilities and once again he was impressed.
“I loved everything about the facilities and tour,” Williams said. “Everything was real nice and everybody was welcoming to me and polite to me.”
Next up for the talented Orlando running back will be a trip to Coral Gable but Gainesville will get a return visit soon.
“I plan on coming back up for a visit after my spring practice is over,” Williams said. “I should be at Miami next week sometime.”