Florida and Georgia lead for top DT

Defensive line coach Brad Lawing hit the recruiting road Monday in the state of North Carolina.

One of the prospects he visited was Fayetteville (N.C.) Pine Forest defensive tackle Lamont Gaillard.

“Coach Lawing from Florida and a coach from North Carolina State came by to see me,” Gaillard said. “It was cool and showed me how interested Florida was in for me because they were the first school to see me. Coach Lawing had a one on one talk with my coach today and was telling him how Florida plans to use me.”

The 6-foot-4, 312-pound Gaillard visited Florida twice this spring and had Florida as his leader but after visiting Georgia, that is no longer the case.

“Florida and Georgia are my co-leaders now,” Gaillard said. “They both showed a lot of the same stuff and told me the same things. The both plan to use me the same in their defenses. There really wasn’t much difference between the two schools really.”

Next up for Gaillard is a visit to Alabama and he plans to follow that with visits to Florida and Georgia again.

Gaillard has wanted to make an early decision and still wants to do so, but his timetable has been pushed back some.

“I wanted to do it this spring but I won’t now,” Gaillard said. “I hope to decide sometimes this summer, or at least that is what I’m striving for. I’m just looking for one school to really show me that one thing that just pops out to me. So far I haven’t had one thing just stick out during a visit.”

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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.