“Today helped Florida,” Davis said

While the Florida Gators football team has hit the practice field to start preparing for the season the Gators’ coaching staff are also busy hosting prospects on who are visiting campus.

On Saturday the Florida Gators hosted three top prospects on campus and one of those was North Carolina athlete commit Javarius Davis (5-10, 173, Jacksonville, FL Ed White) who visited for the first time since he received his offer two weeks ago.

“It was a good time there,” Davis said. “The coaches showed me mad love and I got to talk to the players, the coaches and I got to go around the campus on a campus tour. Vernon Hargreaves, Nick Washington and Alvin Bailey were with me a lot during the visit.”

Two weeks ago Will Muschamp offered Davis a scholarship, but this was his first time talking to him in person since he got that offer.

“Coach Muschamp said we need you at Florida,” Davis said. “He said come to Florida and win some ball games for us and be apart of greatness in the making. He said that he wants me to play the slot receiver position and some running back for them at Florida.”

Davis plays all over the field in high school at Ed White and that’s something that running backs coach Brian White likes about him.

“Coach White likes me a lot because I’m an athlete,” Davis said. “Coach White said that he wants me a lot and to come play for him and the coaches and work hard and help them win some titles there.”

Being from Jacksonville, Davis is close to Florida safety Nick Washington and he knows offensive lineman Travaris Dorsey as well. Both of those players had a message for Davis while he was on campus.

“They told me that if I come to Florida that I will have to work hard,” Davis said. “That want me to be a playmaker for them and help them win some championships here.”

Ever since Florida offered Davis there have been commits recruiting him to Florida and he says Saturday’s visit helped the Gators chances.

“Yes sir, today’s visit helped Florida a little bit,” Davis said. “I’m still committed to North Carolina though and I plan to make a final decision on signing day. I’ll be back for some games this fall at Florida.”


INSIDER TAKE: I think Davis is feeling the love from the Jacksonville players as well as the Gators coaches but he still seems solid to the Tar Heels. If Davis waits until national signing day I’m not sure there will be room for him in this class so I think Davis will have to make up his mind sooner than February.

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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 Rivals.com, 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.