Donaldson says the Florida Gators are at the “top”

The 2022 recruiting class is coming along nicely for the Florida Gators and now they’re working on setting up official visits for several of their top targets in the class.

Safety Tre Donaldson (6-2, 190, Tallahassee, FL. University School) is one of those guys and he says he talks to several coaches from Florida a lot.

“They’re recruiting me really hard,” Donaldson said of Florida. “The main people I talk to are Coach [Dan] Mullen, Coach Crime [Wesley McGriff], and Coach Rat [Keiwan Ratliff].”

Defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff has been the main coach recruiting Donaldson and his message is simple and to the point with the safety.

“This is the place to be big dog,” he said on the message from Wesley McGriff. “He loves how I use my body and how I can cover so much ground as a safety.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also has explained to Donaldson why Florida is the place to be for the Tallahassee native.

“He just tells me how much they love me down there,” Donaldson said on the message from Mullen. “The culture they have built and he just talks to me about everyday things. Just checking on me and things of that nature.”

Donaldson and McGriff have had a relationship for a few years now dating back to McGriff’s time at Auburn.

“It’s a great one,” he said on his relationship with McGriff. “I already had a great relationship with him when he was at Auburn so when he got here it grew even more. I love the swag and the energy he has, and when you see him it’s rare that he’s not smiling.”

The safety says the Gators are on top for him now because of several reasons but mainly because of the personal interest the staff shows in Donaldson.

“They’re definitely at the top of my list,” Donaldson said of his interest in Florida. “I mean I like everything, the way they communicate and show interest in me for what I do on the field and off the field is a big thing for me.”

Next up for Donaldson will be an official visit to Gainesville so the safety can see Gainesville for the first time in over a year.

“I have set my official visit for the 4th of June,” he said of his official visit to Florida.

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.