Watt planning to see the Florida Gators this spring

The Florida Gators have done an excellent job of upgrading the receiver position since Jim McElwain arrived but they’re still looking for that tall and long receiver.

So far in the 2018 class, the Gators offered several guys that fit that bill including receiver Dominick Watt (6-1, 200, Hollywood, FL. McArthur) who says he speaks to Florida regularly.

“I’m still talking to Florida a lot,” Watt said. “I talk with Coach [Kerry] Dixon, Coach [Jim] McElwain, Coach [JaJuan] Seider and really everybody on the coaching staff. They all hit me up at different times.”

Watt picked up the offer from Florida last month and he says his two area recruiters have been telling him about the Gators.

“Coach Dixon and Coach Seider are my main recruiters,” he said. “Coach Dixon has been telling me how it’s up there at Florida. How’re the games would be and basically just how Florida is.”

Dixon has explained to Watt that the Gators need receivers this year and also told him why Florida likes him.

“He likes how physical I am and how I attack the ball,” Watt said on what Dixon likes about him. “He said that I have good size and that I’m physical at my size so I’m a playmaker. He says that they need someone like me because they need receivers.”

Head coach Jim McElwain has been keeping Watt updates on the Gators progress this spring while trying to get the receiver on campus.

“Coach McElwain tells me everything really, great stuff,” Watt said on what McElwain tells him. “He mostly talks to me about the practice and how they run them. He tells me how the team is doing and how he wants me to come watch one for myself.”

Watt knows one visit that he plans to take to Gainesville but a second one is very possible as well.

“I’m going to for sure go up there in June for a visit,” he said. “My 7-on-7 coach is going to up for the spring game so I’m probably going to come up there with him for that. I’ve been hearing good things about them so I want to see everything.”

Heading into his visits to Florida, the receiver says that the Gators are in good shape for him.

“Florida is number 1 right now,” Watt said. “I’m probably going to decide either before the season or during the season. I’m not really sure right now but I’ll let you know.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Watt says that Florida has been recruiting him the hardest but Tennessee and Oregon are turning it up as of late. Watt seems to have the best relationship with Kerry Dixon but doesn’t seem to be in any kind of rush to decide.

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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.