Versatile DE Trumbetti intrigues Florida’s coaches

Florida had visitors on campus just about every day last week, and on Wednesday they hosted a prospect who travelled a long way to Gainesville.

Demarest (N.J.) High defensive end Andrew Trumbetti visited the Gators with his father, Joey, who called the visit a good one.

“The visit went well for us,” Joey Trumbetti said. “We enjoyed being down there for the day, even though it was a packed day. The staff and coaches took us on tour of the campus and the facilities and to speak with a lot of people on the academic and athletic side of things.”

The younger Trumbetti was also able to watch Jeff Dillman and the rest of the strength staff coach a lifting session and also one of the agility sessions with the team.

Following all of the tours, the 6-foot-5, 249-pound Trumbetti was able to sit down with the coaching staff and Will Muschamp himself.

“Before we left we had coach Muschamp and about six coaches with us,” the elder Trumbetti said. “We were very impressed by what they were telling us. The tight ends coach Derek Lewis got Andrew to go to the whiteboard and draw up his favorite play in high school. After he drew it up, the offensive coordinator and tight ends coach talked to him about it with him.”

Trumbetti is a wanted at Florida as both the defensive coaches and the offensive coaches could use him on either side of the ball.

“The offensive coordinator and tight ends coach want him at tight end,” Trumbetti said. “But the defensive line coach wants him at defensive end. Andrew is a good tight end, but he is a little better at defensive end or Buck (linebacker). Coach Muschamp said they would figure it out at a later time.”

Notre Dame was Trumbetti’s favorite school growing up, but that doesn’t give the Fighting Irish an early lead according to Andrew’s father.

“Everything is open right now,” Trumbetti said. “He grew up a Notre Dame fan, but he wants to make the right decision academically and athletically. He has visited Notre Dame a few times and coach (Brian) Kelly took us on a tour like Florida did.”

Trumbetti said that while Andrew doesn’t have a leader, something stood out for his son on the plane ride home.

“During the plane ride home Andrew told me that the Florida trip was even better than he thought it would be,” Trumbetti said.

Next up for Trumbetti is a trip to Notre Dame in March followed by trips to Stanford, Penn State and Notre Dame.

Trumbetti said his son won’t make a decision until after taking his official visits, and one of those will be back to Gainesville.

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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, 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.