Calhoun likes the emphasis on the OL by the Florida Gators

While hosting several 2023 prospects on campus this past weekend, the Florida Gators coaching staff also hosted several top 2024 prospects.

2024 offensive lineman Daniel Calhoun (6-5, 330, Roswell, GA. Centennial) was on campus to watch practice and meet the staff.

“The visit was good,” Calhoun said of his visit to Florida. “The things that I did was watch their practice, talk to the coaches, and I toured their new facility.”

This was Calhoun’s first chance to watch the coaching staff in action during practice and he liked how Billy Napier runs his practices.

“I liked it, they practice with intensity,” he said on his thoughts on the practice. “The offensive line is very physical, and the coaching is very hands-on with them.”

Offensive line coaches Rob Sale and Darnell Stapleton explained to Calhoun just what the Gators like about his game and style of play.

“The message was just keep working hard, they said I could fit in pretty well,” Calhoun said on the message from the coaches. “They liked my size and my physicality, and they see me at tackle.”

Head coach Billy Napier also expressed a big need for Calhoun in the class and explained that he likes the way the lineman handles himself.

“He needs me,” he said on the message from Napier. “He said that I’m very humble, blessed with size and light on my feet.”

After the visit, Calhoun says he likes several things about Florida and has a lot of interest in the Gators now.

“My interest in Florida is high,” Calhoun said on his interest in Florida. “I like their coaching staff is what makes me interested in Florida. I really like how they have five offensive line coaches.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Calhoun says he will definitely visit Florida again and maybe sometime during the summer.

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.