Although Florida defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin didn’t get to spend a lot of time with 2015 athlete Jaason Lewis (6-2, 233, Virginia Beach, VA Ocean Lakes) Tuesday, it was a very productive meeting that could pay dividends for the Gators down the line. Durkin stopped in at Lewis’ school during a recruiting swing through the state of Virginia and set up a future visit to Gainesville.
“Coach Durkin came by to visit on Tuesday,” Lewis said. “It went good and we just had a brief hello that’s it. He was talking to my coach about Florida and telling him that I needed to get down to Gainesville for a visit soon.”
When Lewis left school he gave Durkin a call and that’s when Durkin told Lewis that Florida wanted him on the offensive side of the ball.
“He said right now that I’m at running back on the recruiting board,” Lewis said. “It was a short visit with him today but when I called him he was just telling me that he was in the Virginia area and thought about me so he stopped by to see me.”
While on the phone with Durkin he was told that Will Muschamp wanted to speak to him so Lewis put in a call him to call him so Lewis called to Florida’s head coach.
“Coach Muschamp actually wanted me to call him too,” Lewis said. “He was just telling me that he was excited that he offered me and he was ready for me to get down to Florida for a visit. He said that I need to meet all of the coaches and see the facilities and campus. He said I would like Florida after I visited them.”
Lewis wanted to get down to Gainesville this weekend for junior day but that visit isn’t going to happen, However, plans are being made for a visit relatively soon.
“I plan to visit Florida in February,” Lewis said. “It was going to be junior day but I had to push it back a little bit.”
When Lewis does get down to Gainesville he has a list of things he hopes to see from both the university and the football program.
“I just want to see everything at Florida,” Lewis said. “I want to see if Florida is a possible place that I could see myself playing at in the future and see how I like the coaches there. I want to see how the facilities are and how the campus is laid out. I want to see the campus life and see the players interaction with the coaches.”