Burrell enjoys his Florida Gators official visit

Last weekend the Florida Gators hosted several visitors on campus as they continue to look for more defensive backs in the 2019 class.

One of those defensive backs on campus was Warren Burrell (6-0, 166, Suwanee, GA. North Gwinnett) who spent time with a lot of coaches including Dan Mullen.

“The visit was great,” Burrell said of his visit to Florida. “I spent a lot of time with Coach Mullen, Coach [Charlton] Warren and Coach [Todd] Grantham. I had a great time down there.”

Defensive backs coach Charlton Warren spent a lot of time with Burrell explaining how he would fit into the Gators defense.

“Just stressed how there was a need for defensive backs,” he said on the message from Warren. “He said how I can fill that role and make an impact early on their defense. He told me he wants me at corner.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also spoke with Burrell about how the Gators need him in the class of 2019.

“He also stressed how there was a need for more defensive backs,” Burrell said of Mullen’s message. “He said he would love for me to come in and fill that role for them.”

Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and Burrell talked about what the Gators like about the defensive back.

“That was the main message throughout all the coaches,” he said on if Grantham said anything different. “He did say he liked my length, feet and confidence on the field.”

Burrell is a big fan of Grantham and his style of defense and especially how he uses his defensive backs.

“I like the way he disguises coverage’s,” Burrell said of what he likes about Grantham’s defense. “I like the physicality in which he uses his corners.”

While in town, Burrell got to be around a current Gator that he’s friends with from Georgia.

“I hung with Trey Dean a lot,” Burrell said on the player he talked to the most. “He said the same thing the coaches said. They need more help in the secondary especially at corner. I could come in and make an impact early.”

Burrell enjoyed his official visit to Florida and he broke down exactly what he likes about the Florida program.

“I love their coaching staff,” he said on what he likes about Florida. “The emphasis they put on academics there. I also have connections with people on the team so it’s a great school overall. It was my third time down there.”

After the visit, Burrell says the Gators helped themselves with the official visit and are in a good position with him.

“I already thought highly of Florida,” Burrell said on if the visit helped Florida with him. “That’s why I took the official but Florida is definitely one of my top schools and the visit just proved all the good things I thought about them already.”

The defensive back who has already taken two official visits isn’t in any rush to make a decision.

“No not yet,” he said on if he has a timeline for his decision. “I do have one more official visit to North Carolina State next weekend.”

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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.