The Florida Gators have made the state of Texas a priority the last few years and this year is no different and this weekend three prospects from the state were in town.
Receiver Jay Fair (5-11, 182, Rockwall, TX. Rockwall-Heath) was on campus for the first time and was able to see everything the Gators have to offer.
“It was pretty good, I enjoyed my time,” Fair said of his visit. “We went through the facilities, met with the coaches, and went out with the players. They talked to us about the university and what they like about it. Jordan Pouncey was my host.”
Fair was able to meet everyone for the first time and he liked how the coaches were the same as they were over the phone the past few months.
“Everything was pretty good, the coaches’ relationship transferred from over the phone to in-person pretty smoothly,” he said on his first impression of the coaches. “That was positive, everything was good.”
Receivers coach Billy Gonzales had a message for Fair about making the best decision and also how he would fit into Florida’s offense.
“Really just to make sure that whatever I choose to do to make sure it’s best for me,” Fair said on the message from Gonzales. “I can see myself having multiple roles in the offense, we looked over some plays and just seeing how that there’s no true position for any receiver on the field.”
Fair has a connection to the Gators program and while on campus he watched some tape of the former Florida receiver.
“My family is kind of close with Van [Jefferson] so we just looked at some of his practice tape,” he said. “We watched how some of his practice drills translated to the game.”
Head coach Dan Mullen also met with Fair and the receiver called it a big meeting as the two were able to get to know each other better.
“It was pretty good, it was very important,” Fair said on his meeting with Mullen. “Really just going over the trip overall, asking me how I felt about it. We just talked in general about life.”
Fair says he has a top three of Florida, TCU, and Auburn and he wants to make a decision soon.
“Considering I’ve seen TCU and Florida so far, those two are definitely neck and neck,” he said. “The visit definitely helped Florida out. I’m going to Auburn next and then I’m going to sit down and make a decision.