The Florida Gators hosted seven official visitors this past weekend on campus and all of them hailed from out of state.
Tight end Oscar Delp (6-5, 220, Cumming, GA. West Forsyth) was one of those on campus and enjoyed getting to see everyone in person for the first time.
“The visit was awesome, a lot of fun,” Delp said of his visit to Florida. “Finally getting to meet everyone in person, hang out with a couple of coaches and all of the players. It was a good time. I got to see everything, watched them work out and got a feel of what’s like to be a player here at the University of Florida. Beautiful campus.”
Delp received a good first impression from the coaching staff as the tight end says they were the same as they were on zoom calls earlier this year.
“The coaches were awesome, I love the way they run practice and everything,” he said of the coaches. “It was awesome, they [coaches] were the same here as they were when they were recruiting me six months ago. It was really cool to hang out with Coach [Dan] Mullen and Coach [Tim] Brewster was really cool.”
Tight ends coach Tim Brewster watched film with Delp and showed him how the tight end is involved in the Gators offense.
“The main message from him was just letting me know how much they really want me here,” Delp said on the message from Brewster. “And how I can make an impact early for them and what they can do for me on the field and develop me for the next level. We watched a lot of film; they really think I can do some of the same things as him [Kyle Pitts] and they want to use me like him.”
Head coach Dan Mullen met with Delp and his family before the visit was over and explained to the tight end what all Florida has to offer a student-athlete.
“His message was the same as the other coaches about how they develop their players like no other school,” he said on the message from Mullen. “The academics are second to none and he know how to get the ball to the tight ends, and he was stressing how much he really wants me and that I’m their guy.”
Following the visit Delp says the Gators are very high on his list as the tight end is starting to near the end of his recruitment.
“They’re definitely high on my list,” Delp said of Florida. “The next step is to take a step back after all of my visits and just see what the school is the best for me and that’s where I will end up.”
Next up for Delp will be two more visits before he will sit down with his family and weigh the pros and cons of all the schools involved.
“Tomorrow [Monday] I leave to go visit Michigan and in two weeks I will be visiting South Carolina,” he said on what’s next for him. “Then I will be taking a break from all of the visits and then I think I’m going to try and make a decision.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Delp says he plans to get back down to Florida for a game this fall.