Florida Gators recruiting: Lenton is solid to the Gators

Florida Gators recruiting commit Quincy Lenton (6-0, 195, Meridian, MS High) was one of the standout defensive players for team Mississippi on Saturday during the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star classic that was played in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Lenton who has been a member of the Florida Gators recruiting class since this summer says that he hears from two Gators coaches a lot.

“I talk to Coach [Kirk] Callahan and Coach [Geoff] Collins a lot. They both tell me that I have a chance to play early,” Lenton said. “They told me that they have positions up for grabs but you just have to come in and earn them.”

Next year the Florida Gators will be short on depth in the defensive back field and that’s music to Lenton’s ears as he’s guy that wants to play early in Gainesville.

“Florida hasn’t really talked to me about where they want to use me at,” he said. “I think I can play anywhere they want me to though. I’m just a defensive back that can play both positions. I don’t plan on redshirting so I want to play wherever I can.”

Despite Lenton’s commitment to Florida, the defensive back still has two instate teams pushing hard for his signature.

“Ole Miss and Mississippi State are still coming after me pretty hard,” Lenton said. “I’m a solid commit to the Gator though. They are all just telling me what I want to hear to get me on campus but I’m solid to Florida and I don’t know if I will visit them or not.”

The last push from Ole Miss and Mississippi State doesn’t seem to be working as Lenton says he only has one official visit set up for next month.

“I know I’m going to Florida for sure in January for an official,” he said. “I don’t know if I’m going to take anymore visits or not. I still have four more that I could take but I’m not sure if I want to take them or not.”

Lenton moves very well and is a guy that could play corner or safety at the next level. Lenton showed off his length on Saturday as he made a few pass break-ups in the game. The one thing that you notice with Lenton is his ability to quickly flip his hips in coverage and that’s something that should help him at either position in college.

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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.