Green out to showcase his skills in Orlando- Florida Gators recruiting

ORLANDO- The Florida Gators recruiting class only has one commit in the Under Armour All-American game this week and that’s receiver Daquon Green (6-1, 185, Tampa, FL. Tech.)

Green comes into this week looking to show the nation what kind of player is after he’s been slept on by many people according to him.

“Plan this week, just go out there and show my skills you know,” Green said. “Let everybody know don’t sleep on me and just let you know, don’t line nobody up in front of me.”

The receiver committed to Florida in the summer of 2015 which means he has been mentioned by a lot of other schools and Green thinks that played into why he was slept on.

“Yeah I think that’s pretty much what it is,” Green said on if he feels slept on because he committed so early. “ Cause a lot of coaches they stopped talking to me cause they know I was 100% committed. So but, other than that I told them like ‘I need you to still recruit me and stuff’ and I’m just committed for right now so but now I’m solid to it.”

After Sunday’s All-American game, Green plans to visit the Gators on January 20th for his official visit and he has some things he wants to see during that trip.

“The plan for the official, see more of the academic,” Green said on what he wants to see during his official visit to Florida. “Cause I’ve only seen the tutoring building and stuff like that, but I need to see everything else and plus the dorm rooms. Because I’ve already seen all the football stuff, so I don’t need to see any of that.”

Despite being committed for so long, Green says he still talks to receivers coach Kerry Dixon a lot and the coach has explained how the Gators will be better next year.

“The two young quarterbacks, you know, it’s going to be a lot better,” Green said of Florida’s quarterback situation. “Plus coming in with more talent that my class is bringing in. It’s going to be good, you can tell there’s going to be a lot of rotations and a lot of chances to show off your skills and just try and win a championship.”

While in Orlando for the Under Armour All-American, Green plans to do some recruiting of one player and he also wants another Tampa guy to join him in Gainesville.

“Uh, I’m trying to get James Robinson,” Green said when asked who he was recruiting. “”Yeah, [Juwan Burgess] too. We trying to keep everybody in the south.”

 INSIDERS TAKE: Green had a really good first day of practice and is solid to Florida despite saying he may take other visits. At this point, I would be surprised if Green does take any visits besides Florida.

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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.