Dexter solid with the Florida Gators following junior day

Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators coaching staff had all seven of their 2020 commits on campus on Saturday for junior day.

Defensive lineman Gervon Dexter (6-6, 260, Lake Wales, FL. High) was on campus on Saturday and got to see a lot of different things.

“It was good, it was real good,” Dexter said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “We went to the field, watched the team work out and looked at the weight room. We ate a little bit and then sat down with our individual coaches.”

Saturday was the first time for Dexter to really talk at length with new defensive line coach David Turner and it was a good visit between the two of them.

“It was real good, just getting to talk to him one-on-one,” he said of meeting with David Turner on Saturday. “He reminds me a lot of my high school coach, he’s a cool coach.”

Turner also spent time with Dexter breaking down film and showing him some things he could work on for when he gets to Florida.

“He broke some film down, broke down some Myles Garrett film with me,” Dexter said of meeting with Turner. “He just showed me some things that he would like to see me do when I get there and showed me some moves too. He sees me playing more outside at defensive end for them.”

Before Dexter left campus on Saturday, he had a chance to sit down with head coach Dan Mullen.

“Same stuff, just talking to me,” he said of his talks with Dan Mullen. “He was saying watch the people I hang around and just continue to be a leader for them.”

Dexter and receiver commit Jaquavion Fraziars have been battling each other to get commits and the 2020 defensive line feels like he got the win on Saturday.

“I was on Johnnie Brown and he just committed so I feel like I won,” Dexter said on him and Jaquavion Fraziars recruiting guys to Florida. “Pretty much everyone was on DeMarkcus Bowman but now I’m on a 2021 player Walter Clayton now.”

When Dexter talks to other prospects he has a simple message to them about why Florida is the place to be.

“I just tell them why go out of state when you can get the same thing at the University of Florida,” he said on his recruiting pitch to players. “You have the same opportunities in the SEC.”

The visit went really well for Dexter and now he’s unsure if he will take his scheduled upcoming visits to other schools or not.

“I’m not sure if I’m going to take anymore visits,” Dexter said. “I’m solid, I don’t think I’m going to take anymore visits.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Dexter tweeted out shortly after his visit was over that his recruitment is officially shutdown and now he says visits are unlikely. This would be a big win for the Gators.

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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.