While at Florida, Will Muschamp has developed a reputation for his ability to flip recruits that are committed to other schools.
This year one of his main targets is Opp (Al.) High defensive end Denzel Ware who is currently committed to Kentucky and visited Florida this past weekend.
“It was great,” Ware said. “I love the campus, the town, and I love the coaches at Florida. The coaches are always showing me love and the practice was great on Saturday.”
One of the things that stood out to the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Ware was new defensive line coach Brad Lawing.
“Coach Lawing is a great guy and coach,” Ware said. “He is going to do some great things at Florida and maybe help me out a lot if I choose Florida. During the practice, I was watching the pass rushing drills and how coach Lawing was coaching those guys up. The goal line drill they did was outstanding and I learned some stuff from him. The practice was very nice and fast pace.”
After practice, Ware had the chance to meet with Will Muschamp in his office where the message was clear from Muschamp.
“He told me to do what’s best for me,” Ware said. “He said that he wants me to be a Gator and wants me to play the BUCK linebacker position. I think I can fit in at the position and it will help me to use my speed and quickness.”
While Ware is still committed to Kentucky, he has a new leader and an idea of when he wants to make a decision on his recruitment.
“I’m still committed to Kentucky but after going to Florida, I’m open to Florida,” Ware said. “Florida is my leader and I plan to go to Kentucky on April 13th and after that, I’ll decide what I’m going to do.”
Ware has also been talking with one of Florida’s biggest uncommitted targets and the two of them have been talking about playing together.
“Me and Justin Thornton talked a lot, we’re good friends,” Ware said. “We talk about playing together and going to Florida together to become the best defensive end duo to ever come to UF.”