Florida’s season opener with Toledo slated for a noon kickoff was hardly a marquee matchup during the first weekend of college football. Regardless of the game’s hype, the Gators still had a few big visitors at the game for unofficial visits.
One of those prospects was 2015 Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian cornerback Kevin Toliver II, who enjoyed his time in Gainesville on Saturday afternoon.
“It was good,” Toliver said. “I got to talk to Coach [Will] Muschamp and Coach T-Rob [Travaris Robinson] after the game and we had a good talk.”
The 6’2″, 183-pound Toliver is no stranger to Gainesville but he got the full court press from Travaris Robinson this time he came to town.
“We were just talking about the depth chart and all of the corners that they have recruited for the 2014 class,” Toliver said. “And how I would fit in and everything and where Coach T-Rob could use me at. He told me he really wants me to be on his defense and to coach me at Florida.”
Toliver is a long cornerback with true speed, he ran a 4.5 forty this summer. Florida let the talented corner know he could play early if he joins the Gators.
“They like me as a true corner,” Toliver said. “He [Will Muschamp] said that he would play the best corners and he isn’t afraid to play a freshman if they are better than the other guys on campus.”
The 2015 prospect is currently committed to LSU, his older brother Terrance was previously a standout receiver for the Tigers. Toliver said this will also not be his last visit to Florida this season despite being committed to LSU.
“I’m solid to LSU,” Toliver said. “But I plan to go to some more Florida games to support Nick (Washington) and talk to the coaches some more to keep building my relationship with them.”
Toliver knows he will definitely be in Gainesville for the Tennessee game, when Florida opens up SEC play.
“I think the defensive backs did well against Toledo,” Toliver said. “I saw Vernon Hargreaves get his first college career pick. I really like that he got that because I have seen him play a lot.”
The environment on Saturday wasn’t top notch but Toliver said he expects that to be different next time he is in The Swamp.
“It was laid back, it wasn’t really a big game it wasn’t as loud as FSU last year,” Toliver said. “But I’m ready to see how the game is against Tennessee because I know that’s going to be a big game.”