Diabate recruiting everyone to join the Florida Gators

This weekend was a big weekend for most of the Florida Gators commits to spend time with each other and bond as nine of them were on campus in Gainesville this weekend.

Linebacker commit Mohamoud Diabate (6-3, 215, Auburn, AL. High) was on campus and enjoyed his official visit.

“It was a great visit overall,” Diabate said of his visit to Florida. “We got to talk to the coaches and spend time with them, it was a great visit. I got to do a lot of things, tour everything spend some time with the older guys. And eat a lot of good food.”

Diabate was hosted by another Alabama native this weekend and the current player had a message for the linebacker commit.

“It was Jeawon Taylor,” he said on who his player host was this weekend. “It went great, he treated me like I was his own brother. I’m really excited to get down here so we can get this thing started. He was saying the coaches work you hard, they’re going to make sure you’re good and they’re going to take care of you.”

The Gators coaching staff have explained to Diabate just how they would use him for months but this weekend they explained what he needs to do in order to get on the field early.

“They just want me to come in and get to work and work hard,” Diabate said of the message from the staff once he gets on campus. “They want me to gain some weight and we will see once spring starts how I hold up. They still want me at the BUCK.”

On Sunday, Diabate got the chance to talk with head coach Dan Mullen and the linebacker was impressed with the conversation.

“It was great, it was a great talk,” he said of his talk with Dan Mullen. “He’s a great dude, we have similar interest and he’s a smart man. I feel like he’s going to take this program to the next level.”

Diabate didn’t need to be recruited this weekend so he was recruiting others and he had a strong message for those targets.

“I was after every visitor there, you just say that,” Diabate said on who he was recruiting this weekend. “I just say that there’s no first year head coach who did better than Coach Mullen and the only way to go now is up and the only way up is to win the SEC and after that it’s to a national championship. That’s how I look at it.”

After talking to those prospects and others, Diabate believes that the Gators class will finish strong this year.

“I think we’re going to finish with a great class,” he said on how he thinks the class finishes. “I really don’t care what the ranking is but the people that we think we need, I feel like we’re going to get them.

Next up for Diabate will be his signing day and shortly after that he will be in Gainesville to enroll.

“I’m signing and enrolling early,” he said.

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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 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.