Coaches hit the recruiting trail

The Gators may have a bye week but the Gator coaching staff is still working hard on the recruiting trail with the time off. Florida coaches were across the country in seven different states on Thursday and Friday checking out top Gator prospects.

The coaching staff visited the following prospects on Thursday.

Defensive line coach Brad Lawing visited Woodbridge defensive end Da’Shawn Hand on Thursday night for his game.

Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson visited Chaminade-Madonna defensive tackle Khairi Clark for his game on Thursday afternoon.

Muschamp and Travaris Robinson also visited Plantation cornerback Chris Lammons as they took on Miramar. Muschamp and Robinson also visited 2015 cornerback Tyrek Cole of Miramar.

Travaris Robinson also stopped by University School to visit with cornerback Quincy Wilson and 2015 running back Jordan Scarlett.

Receiver coach Joker Phillips visited East Lake High School to see receiver Artavis Scott and 2015 receiver George Campbell.

Tight end coach Derek Lewis visited Armwood High School to visit with 2015 defensive end Byron Cowart and but the game was postponed.

Running back coach Brian White and Will Muschamp visited Miami Central on Thursday to watch running back Dalvin Cook and 2015 receiver Davante Phillips.

Defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin visited Liberty County linebacker Raekwon McMillan for his game on Thursday.

The coaches were busy again on Friday.

Defensive line coach Brad Lawing visited Louisiana defensive end Davon Godchaux for his game on Friday night.

Tight end coach Derek Lewis visited St. Augustine High School as they took on Edna Karr for their game. Lewis visited with running back Leonard Fournette, defensive end Gerald Willis and receiver Speedy Noil.

Derek Lewis and Brad Lawing finished off their day by watching St. Thomas Aquinas vs. John Curtis. The prospects they watched were 2014 receiver Davante Peete, defensive tackle Anthony Moten, 2014 linebacker Kenny Young and 2015 safety Hunter Dale.

Offensive line coach Tim Davis visited with Martin Luther King offensive lineman Dontae Angus on Friday.

Offensive coordinator Brent Pease visited Davidson Day quarterback Will Grier.

Will Muschamp and defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin visited Norcross defensive end Lorenzo Carter as they took on top 2015 offensive lineman Mitch Hyatt.

Running backs coach Brian White and receiver coach Joker Phillips visited IMG Academy as they took on Cardinal Newman and Travis Rudolph. IMG is home to running back Bo Scarbrough.

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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.