Florida Gators recruiting: Green likes the Gators offense

The Florida Gators recruiting class had one of its commits on campus last week to watch the Gators go through practice.

Receiver commit Daquon Green (6-1, 192, Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Tech) got the chance to spend one of his spring break days in Gainesville and it was a successful trip, he says.

“It was good, I loved everything about it,” Green said of his visit to Florida on Wednesday. “Every time I go up there I get more comfortable with them. I had the chance to go in the meeting room with the receivers and I picked up some things. I also got to watch practice.”

Green was able to see the Gators hit a little bit on Wednesday, but he was mainly watching his position group practice.

“It was the first full pad practice and it was real competitive,” he said. “It was great to see them practice and see their heart. The receiver position is good; they still have players to get the job done. I’m liking what I’m seeing from them.”

Like most of the skill position players, Green wanted to a get a glance at how the future at the quarterback position looked and a freshman impressed him.

“The quarterbacks are doing well and I’m leaning towards Feleipe [Franks] right now,” Green said. “He’s doing good and he’s just a freshman so I will get the chance to play with him at Florida.”

Florida Gators receiver’s coach Kerry Dixon has been the main recruiter for Green and the two are starting to build a good bond with each other.

“Coach Dixon and I are going to get along great when I get up there,” he said. “I’m ready to get coached by him and he’s very big on technique. I think he can help me out some with my technique.”

Dixon has been keeping in touch with Green but on Wednesday he gave the receiver a message about where he would play in the Florida offense.

“He says that he can’t wait for me to get up there next year,” Green said. “He says that he can’t wait for me to be on the field and being coached by him. He thinks that I can play all of the receiver positions because they move their receivers around a lot.”

Green committed to Florida last July and the receiver says his feelings towards Florida and his commitment to the Gators hasn’t changed since then.

“I’m solid to Florida, it feels like a family up there to me,” he said. “I plan to get back up there this summer because I can’t make it to the spring game that day.”

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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.