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  • Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County cornerback Kalvaraz Bessent visited the Gators this week for the first time since attending Friday Night Lights last summer. / Courtesy photo

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CB Bessent connects
with Dillman on visit

Written by Andrew Spivey, February 21, 2013, 0 Comments,
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Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County cornerback Kalvaraz Bessent was scheduled to visit Florida this past weekend but was unable to.

Instead the 6-foot-1, 188-pound Bessent visited Gainesville on Tuesday and received a lot of attention.

“It was a good trip, and I liked it a lot,” Bessent said. “The coaches paid a lot of attention to me, and coach (Jeff) Dillman and coach (Will) Muschamp walked around with me pretty much the whole day.”

This wasn’t the first time for Bessent to visit Florida as he attended Friday Night Lights last July, but this time around he got to see more of the campus and more of Dillman.

“The campus is really nice,” Bessent said. “But the best part was talking with coach Dillman. He is always pumped about everything and a funny guy. He was showing me the weight room and telling me about how he could help me grow and get stronger. He showed me this video of the before and after effect he has on players, and it was crazy good.”

Like on most visits, Bessent was able to sit down with Muschamp and discuss how he would fit in at Florida.

“Coach told me he wants me at Florida,” Bessent said. “He said he would like to have me as a football player at Florida and play in the orange and blue. He was telling me about where the program was and how I could come in and compete for a spot at cornerback, because they lose some players.”

Bessent just left Florida on Wednesday, and he has already set up another visit to Florida along with several other visits.

“I’ll be back to Florida in March,” Bessent said. “I’m going to Alabama this weekend and in March I may go to Ole Miss, Tennessee and Ohio State.”

While Bessent still has a long way to go before signing his letter of intent. He said he may make a decision soon, and the Gators are high on his list.

“I’m going to hold off on a decision for now but not for much longer,” Bessent said. “I have always liked Florida, since I’m from Jacksonville. And I still like Florida, but I have no leader right now.”

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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.

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Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County cornerback Kalvaraz Bessent was scheduled to visit Florida this past weekend but was unable to.

Instead the 6-foot-1, 188-pound Bessent visited Gainesville on Tuesday and received a lot of attention.

“It was a good trip, and I liked it a lot,” Bessent said. “The coaches paid a lot of attention to me, and coach (Jeff) Dillman and coach (Will) Muschamp walked around with me pretty much the whole day.”

This wasn’t the first time for Bessent to visit Florida as he attended Friday Night Lights last July, but this time around he got to see more of the campus and more of Dillman.

“The campus is really nice,” Bessent said. “But the best part was talking with coach Dillman. He is always pumped about everything and a funny guy. He was showing me the weight room and telling me about how he could help me grow and get stronger. He showed me this video of the before and after effect he has on players, and it was crazy good.”

Like on most visits, Bessent was able to sit down with Muschamp and discuss how he would fit in at Florida.

“Coach told me he wants me at Florida,” Bessent said. “He said he would like to have me as a football player at Florida and play in the orange and blue. He was telling me about where the program was and how I could come in and compete for a spot at cornerback, because they lose some players.”

Bessent just left Florida on Wednesday, and he has already set up another visit to Florida along with several other visits.

“I’ll be back to Florida in March,” Bessent said. “I’m going to Alabama this weekend and in March I may go to Ole Miss, Tennessee and Ohio State.”

While Bessent still has a long way to go before signing his letter of intent. He said he may make a decision soon, and the Gators are high on his list.

“I’m going to hold off on a decision for now but not for much longer,” Bessent said. “I have always liked Florida, since I’m from Jacksonville. And I still like Florida, but I have no leader right now.”

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