New Florida Gators defensive backs coach Torrian Gray came from Virginia Tech and on Tuesday night he offered a prospect from his old stomping grounds.
That prospect was defensive end Jordan Williams (6-5, 245, Virginia Beach, VA Cox), who has been talking to Gray for a few weeks now.
“Coach Gray was the coach that offered me today [Tuesday],” Williams said. “I’ve been talking to him the past few weeks or so. It has been about three or four weeks now and we’re building a strong relationship with each other. He’s a great guy and he said that he talked to Coach [Chris] Rumph and they decided to offer me a scholarship.”
Williams who is born and raised in Virginia knows about the Florida Gators from watching them on TV.
“It’s a huge offer, I’ve always liked Florida since Percy Harvin and Tim Tebow were there,” he said. “Percy Harvin is a local guy, so I’ve always liked Florida. It’s a great school to have an offer from since they’re in the SEC. The SEC is personally the best conference in all of college football. Florida produces a lot of great athletes and a lot of draft picks.”
When Williams picked up the offer from Gray, the Gators coach was explaining to the defensive end how different SEC football is from ACC ball.
“Coach Gray is fairly new there so he was telling me how Florida is completely different from the ACC,” Williams said. “He was telling me about how the team is doing and how they’re trying to structure things down there. He said that it’s a huge adjustment for him because you can tell it’s a different kind of ball down there. He said that the SEC has different kind of athletes down there.”
Gray also made sure to let Williams knew that he could fit in with the Florida Gators defense if he chooses the Gators.
“He said that I’m a typical SEC player and that he wants me to talk to Coach Rumph soon,” he said. “I’m probably going to talk to him this week or next week, but I want to talk to him soon. Coach Gray and Coach Rumph are supposed to send me the spring practice schedule so that I can set up a visit down there.”