Saturday was a big day in Gainesville for the Florida Gators coaching staff as they hosted several big targets on campus for junior day.
2020 cornerback Lejond Cavazos (6-0, 186, Bradenton, FL. IMG) was on campus on Saturday and got to meet with several of Florida’s coaches.
“The visit was great,” Cavazos said of his visit to Florida. “I got to see the campus, the facilities, meet Coach [Torrian] Gray in person and hangout with Coach Mullen again.”
Saturday was also the first time for Cavazos to meet new defensive backs coach Torrian Gray but the 2020 corner also has a small connection to Gray.
“Coach Gray is real cool, so I can definitely see him coaching me,” he said of his first impression of Torrian Gray. “He went to college with my defensive back coach at my school and he’s told me a lot about Coach Gray.”
Gray had the chance to sit down with Cavazos and explain to him where the Gators want him to play at on defense and how he fits into Florida’s defense.
“They want me at corner,” Cavazos said of where Gray wants him to play. “He was saying that I could be a good impact to the secondary and he loves my size and ability to play the ball and be explosive.”
Cavazos also got the chance to talk with defensive coordinator Todd Grantham on Saturday as Grantham as has been the coach talking to the corner the most so far in his recruitment.
“I talked to Coach Grantham a lot,” he said on the other coaches he talked too. “Coach Grantham always tells me how I can impact the defense because he loves the man concept and me pressing receivers.”
Head coach Dan Mullen also made sure to meet with Cavazos on Saturday and explained to him what Florida could do for him off the field.
“He was just enlightening me on how Great Florida is,” he said of his talks with Mullen. “He was telling me how much Florida could help me cause football doesn’t last forever.”
Cavazos hasn’t visited Florida since earlier in the fall but he has noticed what Mullen is doing what the Gators program so far.
“I thin he’s building something great,” Cavazos said of Florida’s program under Mullen. “There’s nowhere but up from here and I really think they play great defense, fast and physical.”
Now that Cavazos has met Gray and the rest of the Gators coaching staff, he says Florida is high in his recruitment.
“Most definitely,” he said on Saturday’s visit helped Florida with him. “The tradition of the Florida Gators is undeniably something special.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Cavazos says Florida will get an official visit from him and he also plans to visit Miami later this month.