Coaches hit the road

Monday started the spring evaluation period and the Gators hit the road hard, visiting several top out of state prospects.

Florida coaches were in Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, Maryland as well as Washington D.C today.

Here are some of the prospects the Gators visited on Monday.

Defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin visited Bolingbrook (Ill.) High cornerback Parrker Westphal.

Durkin also visited Joilet (Ill.) Plainfield South linebacker Clifton Garrett and watched him workout.

Running back coach Brian White and cornerbacks coach Travaris Robinson visited Washington D.C. Friendship Collegiate Academy cornerback Jalen Tabor.

Robinson also visited Upper Marlboro (Md.) Wise cornerback Marcus Allen on Monday.

Offensive line coach Tim Davis visited 2015 Memphis (Tn.) Memphis University School offensive lineman Drew Richmond.

Davis also visited Nashville (Tn.) Montgomery Bell Academy offensive lineman Alex Bars on Monday.

Defensive line coach Brad Lawing visited Fayetteville (N.C.) Pine Forest defensive tackle Lamont Gaillard.

Lawing also visited 2015 Lexington (N.C.) North Davidson defensive tackle Shy Tuttle and offered him.

Receiver coach Joker Phillips visited Houston (Tx.) Alief Taylor receiver Keenen Brown.

Phillips also checked in on Houston (Tx.) Alief Taylor cornerback Chris Hardeman who is committed to LSU.

Phillips also visited Texas City (Tx.) High receiver Armanti Foreman while in Texas.

While in Texas, Phillips also visited Pearland (Tx.) Dawson receiver Tony Upchurch who is currently committed to LSU.

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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, 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.