2015 prospect impressed by Florida

Over the next month or so the Gators will start hosting prospects on unofficial visits as high school is out and kids are on the road.

On Wednesday, the Florida Gators hosted 2015 Orlando (Fla.) First Academy tight end/defensive end Garrett Williams.

“It was awesome,” Williams said. “I was with my grandpa and one of my teammates that Florida is looking at. It was an amazing time and they did everything right, it was just a great time. I had one of the graduate assistants show me around the campus and the facilities during the day. The facilities were impressive.”

After the 6-foot-4, 221-pound Williams went on his tour he was taken to meet defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin.

“I got the chance to meet coach Durkin,” Williams said. “He took into the meeting room and started to show me some film and schemes of how I would fit in and where he sees me at on defense. He was telling me that he saw me at the BUCK linebacker position where I have my hand on the ground sometime and standing up sometime. That is the exact position I would want to play on defense.”

After meeting with Durkin the 2015 prospect had the chance to meet the rest of the coaching staff.

“I got to meet with coach (Derek) Lewis for a while and meet coach T-Rob and coach (Joker) Phillips,” Williams said. “I also got to meet coach (Jeff) Dillman the strength coach. He was intense and he really knows his stuff in the weight room.”

Right now Williams doesn’t hold an offer from Florida, that was supposed to change on Wednesday but due to the SEC meetings it didn’t.

“Coach (Will) Muschamp was at the SEC meetings so he wasn’t there,” Williams said. “He said he wants to see me in person before he offers me so I’m going to come back up to camp in June. I’ll mostly like be back up on June 15th but that’s not set yet.”

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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.