Florida after another First Coast prospect

Monday was an orange and blue kind of day at First Coast High School. On that day receiver Tristan Payton committed to the Gators and offensive lineman William Sweet (6-7, 250, Jacksonville, FL First Coast) was offered by Florida head coach Will Muschamp.

“Coach Muschamp offered me a scholarship on Monday,” Sweet said. “He was telling me that he loved my film and my attitude as a person and that I worked hard and that he wanted to be the one to offer me and that he hoped I would be a Gator.”

This past weekend Sweet was in Gainesville for a junior day along with a few other First Coast prospects. The visit to the Florida campus proved quite enjoyable.

“I had the chance to visit this past Saturday with some of my teammates and it was fun,” Sweet said. “Florida is full of great people down there. My favorite part of the visit was meeting Coach Muschamp in person and letting my family meet him. My family really liked the coaching staff at Florida. We also got to see the campus and the academics.”

Now that Florida has offered Sweet he has two Gator commits in his ear, urging him to pull the trigger for Florida.

“Tristan and Tyler (Jordan) are both in my ear big time about going to Florida now,” Sweet said. “I just got out off the phone with Tyler and he was telling ‘Sweet you need to go ahead and commit’ so it’s a lot of pressure on me from them to commit to Florida.”

Despite having two friends in his ear about Florida, an ACC school actually leads for  the Jacksonville lineman.

“North Carolina is actually in the lead right now,” Sweet said. “Florida is definitely in my top three right now. To be honest, I’m not sure when I will decide. I’ve been praying on my decision and whenever I feel the time is right I will go ahead and make that decision.”

Next up for Sweet in his recruitment will be more visits and hopefully another visit to Gainesville.

“I’m definitely going to get back down to Florida soon; I just have to talk to my parents about it,” Sweet said. “I look forward to getting back down there. Maybe me and Tristan will ride down there or something.”

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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.