Last week was the first week for the Florida Gators coaching staff to get out on the road during the evaluation period and while most coaches were out of state a few stayed instate to see prospects.
Quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson was in his area recruiting and visited defensive end D’Sean Perry (6-3, 225, Miami, FL. Gulliver Prep) at his school.
“They saw me on Thursday, Coach [Brian] Johnson came by,” Perry said of the coach who visited his school last week. “It went well, he was just looking over my practice and watching me.”
Perry was one of the first stops for the coaching staff and the defensive end was just happy to see Florida.
“It felt great to have them,” he said on having Florida stop by. “Just seeing the evaluation process going on, it was nice to see them come out and check on how I’m doing.”
Perry has visited Florida twice this spring and he talks to two coaches from the Gators coaching staff.
“I’ve been talking to them a lot,” Perry said of his talks with Florida. “I usually talk to Coach Johnson and Coach [Todd] Grantham on the phone or through text. Coach Grantham told me he’s going to be down later in the spring to see me.”
Johnson is the main coach talking to Perry right now and he explains how the defensive end would be used if he chooses Florida.
“Coach Johnson just tells me that Florida has a great tradition,” he said on his talks with Johnson. “He said I’d fit great into the scheme of defense they run. And how I will be able to rush the passer. They want me as a hybrid outside linebacker/defensive end.”
Perry and Johnson’s relationship is still young but the defensive end has a lot of good things to say about the young coach.
“I think he’s a great guy, I like to talk to him,” Perry said on his early impressions of Johnson. “He’s very positive and we have a great connection with each other.”
Now that Perry has visited Florida twice and is hearing from the coaches a lot, the defensive end has a lot of interest in the Gators.
“I like them a lot,” he said of his interest in Florida. “I like the tradition and what their background is and what they’ve done in the past.”