Cornerback Jayvaughn Myers (6-1, 175, Dade City, FL Pasco) called his Florida Gators offer a dream come true when he received it last month from cornerbacks coach Kirk Callahan.
Myers has wasted no time in letting the Gators know how interested he is in them as over the last week the cornerback has been on campus twice for visits.
“Those visits went great, I went with my parents one day and then with my team the next time,” Myers said. “We got to see the campus, the football fields, the facilities and also the academic side of things.”
Heading into the visit Myers knew he was going to have a good time but a talk with head coach Jim McElwain made things even better.
“It was a better visit than I expected on Thursday,” he said. “I got to talk to all of the coaches pretty much. Coach McElwain told me not to believe everything that all of the other recruiters tell me and to just keep focused. That was nice to here.”
McElwain and defensive coordinator Geoff Collins have been the lead recruiters for Myers as of late and they’re sending strong signals to the cornerback.
“He told me that I’m a big priority for them,” Myers said of McElwain’s talk. “Coach Collins says that he wants me as an outside corner but they also believe that I can play inside. Both of them are just excited that I plan to visit them more.”
Cornerbacks coach Kirk Callahan has had a relationship with Myers since his days at UCF and that has carried over to Florida.
“Coach Callahan is a real cool guy and we have a good relationship going,” he said. “He tells me that he wants me to be great and that Florida is the place to do it at. He said that I could be the next guy to have his name outside if I do what I can.”
Myers is one prospect that doesn’t like to tip his hand as to who’s leading but he did admit Florida is helping itself out.
“Yeah it helped them out,” Myers said on if the visit helped Florida. “I’m still pretty even with everyone right now. I’m probably going to wait a while before I make a decision but I like Florida a lot.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Myers says he will be back in Gainesville on June 19th for camp and, while he doesn’t have a list, the Gators are very high up there for him. The Gators have made it clear to Myers that they want him with or without his brother Nate Craig-Myers