On Saturday, several prospects from the state of Georgia made the trek down to Gainesville to watch the Florida Gators go through spring practice.
2021 tight end Cane Berrong (6-4, 220, Hartwell, GA. Hart County) was one of those guys on campus and he got to do a lot of things on campus.
“It went great,” Berrong said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “I got to sit in on the position meetings, tour the facilities and the campus. I spent a lot of time talking with Lucas Krull and hanging out with John Copenhaver at practice.”
Berrong paid close attention to the tight end position on Saturday during practice and he liked the intensity of practice.
“I liked the practice,” he said of his impressions on Florida’s practice. “It’s ran fast paced like my high school practice. I watched [Kemore] Gamble a lot because Krull was injured. Coach [Larry] Scott said I would be used a lot like Gamble, moving around all over to create mismatches, which is the same my high school does with me.”
Tight ends coach Larry Scott talked at length with Berrong after practice and explained why the Gators need the tight end.
“He basically said behind quarterback, tight end is the most important position on offense,” Berrong said on Scott’s message to him. “The offense revolves around having good tight ends and they’re very thin right now and they will lose two guys to the NFL right before I would come on campus.”
Head coach Dan Mullen also had a message for Berrong on Saturday about the tight end position.
“Basically he told me to keep working hard and not to worry about getting too big,” he said on Mullen’s message to him. “Just continue to work on getting more explosive and quicker. And he said appreciated us coming down.”
While watching practice, Berrong talked with current Florida tight end Lucas Krull who explained what it’s like to play for Scott.
“He said that Coach Scott was hard on you but was a great teacher,” Berrong said on what Krull told him. “He will prepare you for the next level and at the end of the day he loves his guys. He said he loves Florida and it’s awesome experience.”
Berrong who has over a dozen offers already says he likes the Gators and has a connection to one of Florida’s staff members.
“Well it has always been high,” he said on his interest level in Florida after the visit. “I’ve been talking with Coach Rat [Keiwan Ratliff], I’m on his 7-on-7 roster. And with Coach Mullen coming to Florida, it has been one of my top target schools and it was a great visit. Like I told Coach Scott, I will definitely be back.”
The Gators aren’t the only team recruiting Berrong hard as many other top programs are after the 2021 tight end.
“No leaders right now,” Berrong said on if he has any leaders. “Notre Dame, Georgia, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Alabama, Virginia Tech, Clemson and Miami are recruiting me hard. I recently have been talking to Oklahoma and Oregon too.”