Last Saturday, the Florida Gators hosted their junior day of the year, and several instate and out-of-state prospects were on campus for the day.
2025 offensive lineman Tavaris Dice (6-4, 282, Fairburn, GA. Langston Hughes) was on campus and liked the vibe around the visit.
“It was good, it was electric,” Dice said of his junior day visit. “Good culture and good family atmosphere. Meeting up with everybody, overall, it was just a good experience.
One of the big things that stood out to Dice during the visit was the chance to talk one-on-one with some of the coaching staff.
“Really at the end when were at lunch, I got a chance to talk to the head player development and one of the offensive assistants,” he said on the highlight of the trip. “They were just telling me a bunch of things to help me improve like on the field and off the field. Getting better as a man and as a player.”
While on campus, Dice had the chance to meet with several coaches who broke down film with him and explained what it takes to be a Gator.
“I was talking to the offensive line coaches and getting close to them in the player meetings,” Dice said on the coaches he talked to on Saturday. “We watched some drills and knowing that there will always be a coach here to help me and that’s big. If you don’t want to work then that’s just being lazy, the big thing here is toughness and development.”
After the visit, the Gators made a big impression on Dice and he hopes to get back to Gainesville this spring for a practice.
“When I drop my top five, Florida is definitely going to be up there in it,” he said on where Florida stands for him. “I might hit Auburn on February 3rd, get up there with my family. I’m going to see the spring schedule so I can get back down here [Florida]. Coach Napier wanted me to get back down here and have a day with the players so I can follow him to class and practice.”