Last weekend was the first camp session for the Florida Gators this summer and that included several big underclassmen working out for the staff.
One of those underclassmen working out for Florida is 2019 offensive lineman Doug Nester (6-5, 295, Huntington, WV. Spring Valley) who got to tour the campus before improving his game with the staff on Friday night.
“It was really good, the coaching was great,” Nester said of Florida’s camp last Friday. “The drills went good and helped me out. I felt like I got a little bit better today because they were telling me things to work on.”
This was the first time for Nester to meet with offensive line coach Brad Davis and he enjoyed his first meeting with him.
“He’s a great coach and great guy all-around,” he said of Brad Davis. “He was nice and it was great to finally meet him. I got to visit with him a little bit.”
Davis just now met Nester but running backs coach JaJuan Seider has been knowing the lineman for years now.
“Just to know someone already on staff is great,” Nester of Seider being on staff at Florida. “I have a great relationship with him and his son Jaden. Just to know them really helps them. Me and his son actually went to school together.”
One of the things that prospects say about this Florida coaching staff is how welcoming they’re and that’s exactly what Nester thought on Friday.
“How personal they’re, they’re very nice,” Nester said on what stood out to him. “They like to get to know you as a person and a football player. Everything went good.”
While on campus Nester got the chance to meet with several coaches and they all had the same impression of the lineman.
“They like that I’m a physical player that is tough,” he said of Florida likes about him. “They like that I’m an athletic guy that is tough on the offensive line.”
After visiting the Gators on Friday, Nester who is considered a top prospect for 2019 says he has high interest in Florida.
“They’re definitely high up there,” he said of Florida. “Florida is a great place. I love it.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Nester says that Ohio State was his childhood favorite school and he’s scheduled to take his second visit to Columbus this summer. Right now Ohio State is the school to beat but Seider has the Gators in the mix.