Judson sees the Florida Gators practice on his visit

Saturday was a busy day on the Florida Gators campus as the football staff hosted close to a dozen prospects on unofficial visits to watch Florida practice.

Athlete Bruce Judson (5-9, 184, Cocoa, FL High) was one of those visitors but he mostly hung out with a Gators signee during his visit.

“It was a fun visit,” Judson said. “I just went up there to watch practice and then I went in the locker room with the team and stuff. They had a junior day but I didn’t go with them, I stayed with Jeawon [Taylor] and went in the locker room. I enjoyed my time.”

Judson did get the chance to talk to his main recruiter and Gators receiver coach Kerry Dixon during the visit and Dixon wants the athlete to continue visiting Gainesville.

“I talked to Coach Dixon before and after practice,” he said. “He was just like he was glad to see me again because it had been awhile since I had visited. He said to make sure I come back up again and to keep in contact with them.”

For a while Florida was hot on the trail of Judson, but the athlete says that the Gators aren’t recruiting him as hard as they once were.

“They’re still recruiting me but basically they only recruit me when I come up there,” Judson said. “They don’t really recruit me outside of the campus that much. I speak to Coach Dixon on social media but he really recruits me when I come up on campus though.”

Dixon did address that with Judson and made sure to let the athlete know that the Gators want to see him this summer.

“Coach Dixon just wants me come up this summer and do some camps with them,” he said. “He wants me to come up there and be around them and see how the system would fit me. I know that they need some explosive players at receiver.”

After decommitting from Ohio State Judson plans to take things slow, but he does have some visits coming up this spring.

“I’m open to everyone right now, I’m just going to keep taking visits and see how things go,” Judson said. “I would say that TCU, Auburn, Arizona and Tennessee are recruiting me hard but I will visit Florida for the spring game.”

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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.


    • He weighs around 200lbs now. At 5-9 , I think they should be recruiting him at RB instead of WR. When you see his highlight tape he looks like a RB playing QB.

    • I don’t believe he’s running back at all. He’s a receiver at the next level but the biggest question mark is his speed.

    • His hands just haven’t looked too good at camps. I know it’s gonna take a lil while since he’s been a QB, but I just see him as more of a scat back/H back/ 3rd down RB type more then a WR. Screens,draws,catching passes out of the back field,jet sweeps,moving around a lot. I should have specified, I don’t see him as a straight line up and hand him the ball RB, like Mark Thompson,Fournette,or Chubbs.

    • 40 yard dashes don’t mean everything. Especially for a player that’s quicker then fast. Jerry Rice ran a 4.6 40. Wes Walker ran a 4.65 40 yard dash and he did great in the slot roll, it’s all about tight route running,hands, and not being afraid of taking a hit.

  1. Bruce Judson will be the pied piper of this class if he comes to Gainesville. The kid has a drove of followers on Twitter and he has the maturity to be able to handle the pressure. I like what Dixon is saying. These players have to realize that they are committing to a school and not the coach. They get hit with all this ‘love’ but what happens when the coaching staff moves on? You need to pick a school that offers you the best opportunity to succeed with football and after. Florida is close to home and has great academic support.