Dunmore calls Florida Gators visit “best visit by far”

Most of the Florida Gators commits have visited for a game this year and on Saturday the Gators crossed another guy off of the list of guys who haven’t seen a game in the Swamp.

2019 receiver John Dunmore (6-2, 172, Delray Beach, FL. American Heritage Delray) made his first visit to Florida with his family on Saturday.

“It was the best visit by far,” Dunmore said of Saturday’s visit to Florida. “Like I said, it was a great experience for me and my family, and it was my first home game.”

A lot of things made this an unforgettable visit for Dunmore but he broke down exactly why he thinks that.

“Just the fans, the game, it was crazy,” he said on why this visit was his best. “I’ve never been to a game like this, so it really caught my attention. It was crazy, it was loud. It really had me in the moment.”

Dunmore played close attention to the Gators offense and he has his reasons as to why the offense struggled on Saturday.

“The offense, I mean, it was just mistakes,” Dunmore said on Florida’s offense. “They just have to work harder in practice. Just gotta leave the past in the past and just move on and get ready for next game.”

Like the rest of the commits, Dunmore had the chance to talk to the coaches and they had a small message for him.

“The staff loves me. Just keep chomping,” he said on Florida’s message to him. “That’s what they say. As long as I know how to chomp then we good.”

Receivers coach Kerry Dixon has explained to Dunmore what he likes about the receiver so far this year.

“I’m a big, physical, fast receiver,” Dunmore said on what Florida’s staff likes about him. “I can play the slot, wide out, basically I’m versatile. I can play anywhere.”

Dunmore has a few guys that he’s been trying to talk into joining him in Gainesville for the 2019 class.

“Dante [Lewis], who else, Jaden Davis from St. Thomas, Jordan Battle from St. Thomas, Kenny McIntosh,” Dunmore said on the guys he’s recruiting to Florida. “Just trying to get those 2019 boys aboard and to let them know that this is the number one class.”

Not only is he working the targets but Dunmore and the rest of the commits are also building a bond with each other.

“It’s like a brotherly bond,” he said on his relationship with the commits. “We have a group chat on Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, it’s just like brothers every time we see each other.”

Dunmore took a visit to Florida State for the Miami game but he doesn’t really have any other visits planned in the future.

“Not any visits that I know of,” he said on other visits coming up. “I know that I’ll be back for Florida-Florida State here at home in Gainesville.”

Despite the visit to Florida State, Dunmore remains committed to the Gators but admits he’s looking at others.

“I have no clue, I’ll say Ole Miss, Auburn, Oregon, Florida State, Tennessee, basically everyone that I have an offer from,” Dunmore said on schools recruiting him hardest right now. “I’m still committed. But I’ll also still have my options open. I’m just enjoying the recruiting process, you know we live life once.”

 

INSIDERS TAKE: Florida State will always be the school to watch for with Dunmore because they were his childhood favorite team growing up but they haven’t really turned up the heat on him 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.