The Florida Gators have put together a five game winning streak and recruits around the country are noticing the change of the team under Dan Mullen.
Two weeks ago in the Swamp the Florida Gators beat LSU and 2020 offensive lineman Joshua Braun (6-6, 300, Live Oak, FL. Suwannee) was on campus to watch the game and the atmosphere impressed him.
“Just how full it is and how loud it was,” Braun said of the atmosphere in the Swamp for the LSU game. “You really don’t get that at any of the other stadiums. My brother is at Georgia Tech so when I go Georgia Tech games it isn’t nearly as full or as loud because that’s not their identity. Here [Florida] you can really tell that the community and team are one. That’s something special.”
Braun likes where the Gators offense is going and how the offensive line is improving this year.
“I haven’t been watching Florida for many years but Coach [John] Hevesy is great,” he said on the improvement of the offense from the last few years. “What he has been able to do with this offensive line is phenomenal and where he can take them will be interesting to see.”
Offensive line coach John Hevesy is someone that the Braun talks to a lot as they’ve built a solid relationship.
“He’s great, he’s one of the best in the business,” Braun said of Hevesy. “I look forward to getting to know him better. We really connect, he’s just very down to earth. We have an understanding of what he wants from me and what I want from him. He’s going to tell me the truth.”
Since Braun is a 2020 prospect he has just now started to get flooded with phone calls and messages and he says several schools are keeping in touch.
“Pretty regularly I talk to Florida, Florida State, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, USF and Virginia,” he said on the schools he’s keeping up with.”
Braun still has a ways to go before he has to sign a scholarship but he wants to make a decision before his senior year.
“Around spring ish,” Braun said on when he would like to have a decision made. “I’m looking for academics first, offensive line coach second and then location third.”
The Gators have already checked several of the boxes for Braun as he sees the Gators on the rise in football.
“I like the academic side of things,” he said on what he likes about Florida. “They’re the number seven public university in the country I believe and that plus their elite [football] program, or soon to be elite program.”