The Florida Gators hosted five official visitors this past weekend including one from the 2018 recruiting class.
Tight end Lucas Krull (6-7, 255, Shawnee, KS. Mill Valley) is a 2018 prospect who will enroll in the school of his choice this month and he was in Gainesville this past weekend after Dan Mullen and his staff reached out to him recently.
“The visit went really good, it was awesome,” Krull said. “We ate a lot of good food, got the tour of the facilities and of the academic center. We hung out with the guys and talked to the coaches. We talked to everyone a little bit. Coach Mullen and Coach [Larry] Scott were the main ones.”
Tight ends coach Larry Scott spent the most time with Krull this weekend and the tight end likes Scott’s energy and personality.
“He just talked about getting me there and he’s on me heavy about getting me to the Swamp,” he said of Scott’s message to him. “He’s a very energetic guy and he’s always wanting the best out of people.”
Scott also explained to Krull this weekend exactly how the Gators could use the tight end if he chooses Florida.
“He wants me to come in and get my feet wet again and shake the rust off,” Krull said of how Scott sees him fitting in at Florida. “He says that I bring a mismatch to the team, I can flex in and flex out, I can put my hand down, I can go out and go one-on-one with someone. There’s a lot of different things they can do with me and redzone stuff would be a big part of my role he said.”
Mullen also spent a lot of time with Krull explaining how the Gators can get the former Arkansas baseball player back on track on the football field.
“Same thing from him that he wants me to get down there and get my feet wet again,” he said of Mullen’s message to him. “He said that once I get around the team and get in the weight room that I can help them and I have three years to do it.”
Scott and Mullen also made sure to let Krull know that the Gators are in need of players at his position and that’s something that the tight end took notice of.
“They have two veterans there right now and they need people at my position,” Krull said on the message about needing tight ends. “I’m very excited about the potential if I come there and play behind them and have them teach me and help me grow. I’m trying to get on the field as quick as I can and help the team.”
The Gators have some competition for the former baseball player as Krull has two visits planned and then a possible decision coming up.
“I’m going on my official visit to Missouri on Monday and then I got my visit to Kansas State on Thursday,” he said on upcoming visits. “If everything goes well then I will probably make a decision the next week but if not I will have a decision by the end of June.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Krupp says SMU and Illinois have recently started to show interest but Florida, Missouri and Kansas State are his top three at this time and the only visits he has set up at this time.