The Orlando area is loaded with prospects in 2018 and the Florida Gators recruiting class is hoping to add several members from that area this year.
Many of those prospects are offensive lineman including Ed Montilus (6-4, 296, Apopka, FL. High) who visited Gainesville last Saturday.
“It went great,” Montilus said of his visit to Florida. “ I got to meet the new offensive line coach. I didn’t get to spend that much time with him but I had a great time. I went to the basketball game and it was a great campus it feels like home.”
Montilus has been on the Gators campus a lot but on Saturday he did get to see something new.
“I went and toured the new academic facility they just built where all the athletes go during the season,” he said on what all he did on his visit. “Then we went to the basketball game, the game was kind of similar to the football games really comparing them. The players played hard and it was a close game.”
Another new thing that Montilus was able to do was to meet new Gators offensive line coach Brad Davis and the got a chance to talk on Saturday.
“He’s a great guy,” Montilus said on what he thought about Brad Davis. “I didn’t get to spend much time with him but from what I could tell he was a great coach. I mean Florida hired him so he’s good. I think he has a great personality. With coaching, personality doesn’t mean a whole lot. He’s got a good personality.”
Since the two didn’t get to spend a lot of time together on Saturday, Montilus hopes that they can build that relationship now.
“Yeah hopefully I get to speak to him a lot more,” Montilus said on Davis. “I haven’t got to speak to him a whole lot yet but we will continue to build that relationship.”
The Gators haven’t officially offered Montilus but he says that the Florida coaches are showing him interest.
“They’ve come by my school and stuff and they tell me they like me a lot,” he said on Florida’s message. “They’ve told me to keep in touch and stuff and they can come by and see me.”
Despite not having a Florida offer, Montilus says that the Gators are still up there for him despite having no favorites right now.
“I don’t really know yet,” Montilus said on if he anyone leads. “I like Florida, they will be a top team when I pick and I think I might get up there for a spring practice.”
Next up for the Apopka lineman is to see a lot of other schools including three schools he knows he will visit.
“Auburn and Miami this summer,” he said on whom else he wants to visit. “North Carolina too but I don’t have an official offer from them yet.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Montilus is teammates with William Barnes and the two of those have formed a great bond with Martez Ivey. If Florida does offer Montilus then the Gators will be in great shape with the offensive lineman.