Kimbrough calls the Florida Gators his leader after Saturday’s visit

Prospects from several different states visited Gainesville on Saturday for the Florida Gators Orange and Blue game and that included a pair of guys from the state of Louisiana.

Defensive back Chester Kimbrough (5-11, 168, New Orleans, LA. Warren Easton) was one of those guys and he got to see Gainesville for the first time.

“It was a great experience, I got to meet Coach Dan [Mullen] and all of the other coaches,” Kimbrough said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “It was a fun experience.”

Defensive backs coaches Ron English and Charlton Warren spoke to Kimbrough about where he would play at in the Gators defense.

“They said they really want me,” he said of the message from Coach English and Warren. “They showed me a chart and I follow every aspect of that chart. They said I could fit in at outside corner.”

When speaking with Warren, the coach explained how Kimbrough and his good friend Derek Stingely could potentially play early as a duo in the Swamp.

“That made a huge impact,” Kimbrough said on the message that he and Derek Stingley could come in together and play. “Me and Stingley know each other and are very close, by me and him playing together and balling together would be a dream come true.”

Kimbrough says the DBU history and what Florida has on campus now is appealing to him and he feels like he could help those guys in the Swamp.

“They’ve got some savages out there, all of the defensive backs lock down,” Kimbrough said on Florida’s defensive backs. “So if I come in, I would be like the missing piece. It’s very appealing to me.”

This was the first time for Kimbrough to visit Gainesville and he says the Gators are now standing out in his recruitment now.

“Florida has been in the big picture for me,” he said on where Florida stands with him. “Florida is the leader right now, just the legacy and what they bring to the table for me.”

INSIDERS TAKE: Kimbrough says he wants to go through the process before making a decision and he wants to visit Georgia, Mississippi State and Michigan. Florida made a big impression on Kimbrough on Saturday.

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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.