Davis feels a new atmosphere with the Florida Gators under Mullen

The Florida Gators had a big weekend of visitors on campus for official visits this past weekend but on Friday they hosted several underclassmen on unofficial visits.

One of the bigger names on campus on Friday was 2019 defensive tackle Tyler Davis (6-2, 261, Apopka, FL. Wekiva) who enjoyed his first trip to Gainesville under Dan Mullen’s staff.

“It went good,” Davis said on his visit to Florida on Friday. “We took a tour of the campus and facilities and put on the jerseys.”

While on campus, Davis got the chance to talk to two different coaches including new area recruiter Ron English.

“I talked to Coach Ron English and Coach [Dan] Mullen,” he said on the coaches he spoke to on Friday. “Coach English was talking about how we need to stay in touch and he is going to see me more often. He’s a great person and coach.”

When Mullen got the chance to speak with Davis, the Gators head coach made sure to tell the 2019 prospect he was welcomed in town at anytime.

“He’s saying how he wants me to take another visit to them,” Davis said on Mullen’s message to him. “He didn’t say that much to me but was just talking about I need to come back.”

Davis has visited Florida several times under the last coaching staff but he noticed a big difference on Friday under the new coaching staff.

“It’s like a new atmosphere there,” he said on the difference with this staff from the old one. “I’m very excited to see what they do this season.”

The new atmosphere around the program caught Davis’ attention but he admits that the Gators were always on his mind.

“Yes, but I always have been interested in Florida,” Davis said if the new staff helps the Gators chances with him. “They’re on the come up and they’re a great school.”

Florida isn’t the only school after Davis as three other schools are coming after the 2019 prospect hard.

“Florida, Ohio State, NC State and North Carolina,” he said about schools standing out. “Those are just the schools recruiting me the hardest right now.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Davis is one of the top prospects in the 2019 class and he has a lot of interest in Florida. Ohio State is another school that has Davis’ attention and he has already visited them twice.

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.