Fleming breaks down last week’s visit with the Florida Gators

Last week the Florida Gators coaching staff hosted some key instate 2023 prospects on unofficial visits for the first time on campus.

2023 receiver Santana Fleming (5-10, 160, Opa Locka, FL. American Heritage) was one of those guys and he enjoying getting to see what Gainesville has to offer.

“It was good, good overall visit,” Fleming said of his visit to Florida last week. “They took us around the facilities, we saw the indoor facility, the Swamp, we were able to take photos in the locker room and see the academics part of the school.”

This was the first time for Fleming to meet everyone in person and the coaching staff impressed him with their energy.

“It was good to finally be able to meet them in person, they’re real hyped-up guys” he said of his first impressions of the coaches. “They were saying they were hyped up to see us and what we could do for the 2023 class.”

Receivers coach Billy Gonzales explained to Fleming and his teammate just why they were important to the Gators for the class of 2023.

“Coach Billy G [Gonzales] was explaining to me and Brandon [Innis] that he may have four receivers leaving by the time we come in,” Fleming said on the message from Gonzales. “We’re a crucial class for them and he really wants me to move me all over the field. I would play from the X to the slot.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also spoke with Fleming about Florida and also how the Gators fans are in the Swamp.

“He was just saying that he wants me and Brandon Innis to join him in the Gators class of 2023,” he said on the message from Mullen. “He was saying how the Gators fan base goes crazy and shows love.”

Fleming admits that the Gators have his attention in recruiting because of a few things but most importantly because of how the team is doing on the field.

“They’re going to be one of my top schools down the stretch,” he said on his interest in Florida. “Considering it’s an instate schools, they’re kind of running the Florida schools because they’re winning the most out of the Florida schools right now.”

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.