Alexander impressed by Florida Gators spring practice

On Tuesday, the Florida Gators opened spring practice and they had a few prospects on campus to watch practice.

2022 defensive tackle Keithian Alexander (6-4, 340, Terrell, TX. High) was on campus and got to meet the coaching staff for the first time.

“It was really good, we spent a lot of time with Coach [David] Turner,” Alexander said of his visit to Florida on Tuesday. “We got to attend position meetings and really got to see the day of a Florida Gators football player. I liked it a lot honestly.”

Alexander got to meet defensive line coach David Turner for the first time and Tuesday was all about getting to know each other.

“Well they offered me a few weeks ago so the visit was really to put a name with a face,” he said on the message from Turner to him. “Just to get a feel for who he was and he was a good guy and we really had a good time. He just wants me to stay focused and keep going and he will see me when it’s time.”

Turner and Alexander didn’t talk much about how the defensive tackle would fit into Florida’s defense since the 2022 prospect is still years away from college.

“Not really, that’s so far away because the guy I am today is not what they will get once I get there,” Alexander said on if Turner talked about a position with him. “I didn’t really expect that type of conversation but I’m sure as the time draws closer that we will talk about that more.”

Alexander walked away from Tuesday’s practice very impressed by Turner as a defensive line coach.

“He’s very down to earth,” he said on his impressions of Turner. “He’s intense, no nonsense and very upfront. I like that style of coaching.”

While on campus Alexander watched the Gators practice and he was impressed by how Dan Mullen’s practice was ran.

“The intensity, the effort and how they finish,” Alexander said on his impressions of Florida’s practice. “Everyone had a motor and a way of finding and attacking the football on the defensive side.”

Now that Alexander has visited, he has a lot of interest in the Gators and he’s looking forward to visiting Gainesville more.

“I want to get another feel for them and let it become the norm,” he said on interest in Florida after Tuesday’s visit. “I know they like me and I like it there quite a bit so over the next three years it’s going to be fun getting to know those guys and seeing really where I fit in with them scheme wise.”

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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.