Dexter solid with the Florida Gators and shutting down his recruitment

Most of the Florida Gators 2020 recruiting class was on campus on Friday night helping the coaching staff recruit others.

2020 defensive line commit Gervon Dexter (6-6, 286, Lake Wales, FL. High) was on campus and had a good visit.

“It was good,” Dexter said of the visit to Florida. “I just came out to hang out with everyone. It felt real good with all of the commits.

Dexter was focused mainly on one guy in particular on Friday night but he has another one that wasn’t in attendance on Friday night that he wants in the class.

“They want me to stay on big Tim Smith, just for him to be out here after he committed to Alabama says something,” he said on who the staff wanted him to recruit and who he was recruiting. “They want me on Demarkcus Bowman too. We [commits] have a group chat and we’re trying to get him.”

The defensive line commit has a detailed message for Smith on why the Gators need him.

“Definitely with the defensive line, they’re losing four next year,” Dexter said on his message to recruits. “You know you can be quick to play and to Demarkcus, I tell him he’s right there so come to Florida.”

The coaching staff has already told Dexter pretty much everything they need to tell him but they explained a few new things to him on Friday.

“Most of them was congratulating me on how I did at the Opening,” he said on the message from the coaching staff. “They were telling me how everything works and how I can early enroll, so they were just telling me to stay healthy and stay on the books.”

Dexter also had the chance to meet with strength and conditioning coach Nick Savage on Friday and he explained where the Gators would like him to be at weight wise.

“He said I can play at 290 and lose the body fat or play at 310,” Dexter said on where Florida wants him to be weight wise. “They said if I don’t lose a step at 310 then definitely 310.”

There had been some talk that Dexter may take some other visits but the defensive tackle says Florida is the only school he will visit now.

“I shut my recruitment down,” Dexter said of his recruitment. “I’m not taking anymore official visits, Florida is going to be the only one. I’m going to take mine when the other commits take their officials.”


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.