Canion has a lot of interest in the Florida Gators

On Saturday, the Florida Gators hosted two prospects on campus for unofficial visits as the Gators prepare to host their next junior day in two weeks.

Receiver Elijah Canion (6-3, 190, Hollywood, FL. Chaminade-Madonna Prep) was one of those prospects on campus on Saturday and enjoyed his visit.

“It was an amazing visit,” Canion said of his visit to Florida. “We got to go around campus and throw on the uniforms and talk to the coaches.”

While on campus, Canion got to talk to several coaches including area recruiter Brian Johnson and he also had a chance to speak with head coach Dan Mullen.

“I was with Coach Johnson and I got to talk to a few coaches and staff,” he said on the coaches he spoke to on Saturday. “I facetimed with Coach Mullen and we talked a lot but he wasn’t there.”

Despite Mullen not being on campus on Saturday, the Gators head man had a message for Canion on Saturday.

“He said Gainesville is the place to be,” Canion said on the message from Mullen. “We just talked about a lot of normal stuff and not football.”

Quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson also explained to Canion how the Gators would use him if he chooses Florida for college.

“He said they’re going use my size and speed to help me make me plays,” he said on how Johnson told him that Florida would use him on offense. “They’re going to use me everywhere but probably mostly on the outside at receiver.”

Now that Canion knows how Florida would use him on offense, the receiver thinks he could fit into the Gators offense.

“I think I would fit well into the offense,” Canion said. “They like bigger receivers and the quarterbacks have lots of potential.”

Canion came into the visit thinking highly of the Gators but left with even higher praise for Florida.

“I would say Florida is very high, maybe even my top school,” he said on where Florida stands in his recruitment. “I like the balance of great academics and football they have. And the environment is nice too.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Canion says that he doesn’t have a decision time in mind but will commit when he’s sure of the school he wants to attend. Canion also said he plans to visit Florida for spring ball this spring.

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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, 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.