Scott says the Florida Gators helped themselves during junior day

One of the biggest needs in the 2019 class is defensive back and the Gators hosted a few guys at the position on Saturday for junior day.

Defensive back Tyler Scott (5-10, 181, Fort Lauderdale, FL. University School) was one of those that visited on Saturday and it was good according to the prospect.

“It was good, I talked with Coach [Billy] Gonzales and Coach [Ron] English a lot,” Scott said of Saturday’s visit to Florida. “On the visit we really just with all of the coaches and viewed all the facilities and resources at the University.”

Safeties coach Ron English spoke at length with Scott on Saturday about coming back to see Florida soon.

“He said he would love for me to become a Florida Gator,” he said of English’s message to him. “He was talking about me coming back for spring and also a camp in May.”

English also made sure to let Scott know that the Gators need players at his position and where he would fit into the Gators defense.

“He said he really sees me playing the nickel position,” Scott said of the message from English. “He was explaining that there isn’t much depth at the position and that it’s good for my class of 2019.”

Receivers coach Billy Gonzales is going to be one of the coaches that recruits Scott’s area and he also spoke at length with the defensive back.

“He was just talking about the school in general,” he said of Gonzales message. “He was saying how great it is and he was really trying to get to know me as a person.

Head coach Dan Mullen also spoke with Scott on Saturday before he left campus.

“We didn’t speak for that long but he was saying he really enjoyed me being here,” Scott said on Mullen’s message. “He hopes to see me during the spring and at the May camp.”

The visit to Florida on Saturday helped the Gators chances as the Gators have always been a team on his mind.

“This visit definitely up Florida’s chances,” he said. “I’ve always been a Gator fan and they’ve been my dream school.”

The Gators aren’t the only team coming hard after Scott as several other teams are recruiting him hard.

“Auburn, Pittsburgh, Louisville and Kentucky are coming pretty hard,” Scott said. “I’m planning on waiting now for my decision.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.