The Florida Gators usually don’t see a lot of visitors this time of the year since spring football is over for them, but on Friday the Gators hosted quite a few visitors on campus to see the coaches and the facilities.
Tight end Stephen Omorogbe (6-3, 239, Woodstock, GA River Ridge) was one of those prospects who was on campus and he got the full campus tour treatement.
“It was perfect, I don’t think anything could’ve been better,” Omorogbe said. “I got the full tour of everything and pretty much did everything that you would do on a junior day except it was just me and my mom. I had a lot of one-on-one talks with them so it was pretty nice.”
Tight ends coach Greg Nord has been the lead recruiter on Omorogbe so far. Friday was the first time for the two parties to meet and it was a successful first meeting according to Omorogbe.
“Coach Nord was telling me that he’s very interested in me but that he wants me to come back to camp,” he said. “I’ve already picked out the camp date that I’ll be at and he said he was going to come up to watch me this spring so he could evaluate me more.”
The Florida Gators have yet to offer Omorogbe yet but Nord did explain to him what he needed to do in order to get that offer.
“He was telling me that he wants me to come back to camp because of my size and athletic ability. That he wants to see me move in camp to see where I would fit best at,” Omorogbe said. “He said that when I come to camp that they will work me at several different positions so that they can see where I’m best at.”
Head coach Jim McElwain also made an appearance during Omorogbe’s visit and he left a big impression on Omorogbe’s mother.
“Coach McElwain had a lot of nice things to say as well,” Omorogbe said. “We were sitting in the office with coach Nord and coach Mac came in and the first thing he started talking about was academics. He said he was very impressed when he saw my transcript and my test score. My mom really liked talking to him about academics because they’re very important to us.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Omorogbe is someone that Florida has been talking to a good bit and truly want to evaluate this summer when he camps on June 6th. Omorogbe is a guy that can play tight end or potentially on defense.