Brooks recaps his recent Florida Gators virtual visit

Since spring practice ended a few weeks ago, the coaching staff has been busy offering prospects and hosting prospects on virtual visits.

Cornerback Terrance Brooks (6-0, 185, Plano, TX. John Paul II) took one of those virtual visits with the Gators last Monday and several staff members were on the call.

“The virtual visit was great,” Brooks said of his virtual visit last Monday. “The whole defensive staff, Coach [Dan] Mullen, and some of the Florida recruiting and academic staff were on the visit.”

Brooks hasn’t visited Gainesville yet so the virtual visit was big for the cornerback as he was able to learn a lot about the campus and the Gators program.

“The campus location and the facilities were really nice and the academics are impressive,” he said on what he learned about Florida during the visit. “Coach Mullen and the coaching staff had great energy and seemed like they’re all on the same page. Oh yeah, and the average temperature is 70 degrees in Gainesville.”

The defensive coaching staff explained to Brooks last week just why they think he will be a good fit for the Gators’ defense.

“They think I’ll be a good fit because of my cornerback skills, my football IQ, and my ability to play any position in the secondary,” Brooks said on the message from the coaches.

A few weeks ago Brooks heard from new defensive backs coach Jules Montinar for the first time and he made sure the Texas product understood he still had an offer from the Gators.

“Since the re-offer, it’s been consistent communication from Coach Jules [Montinar],” he said on his relationship with the coaching staff. “They both [McGriff and Jules] seem really cool to play for and so far the relationship is going well.”

Brooks is in the process of setting up visits and he says the Gators are a school under consideration now after the virtual visit.

“After a great virtual visit they’ve moved up on my list,” Brooks said of his interest in Florida. “Florida is on my list of schools I’m considering when setting up my official visits and unofficial visits. Other schools I’m considering are Notre Dame, Alabama, Oregon, Texas, Texas A&M, and a few others.”

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.