This past week, the Florida Gators coaching staff convinced defensive end Malcolm Lamar (6-5, 250, Seffner, FL. Armwood) to take an official visit to Gainesville this weekend after an in-home visit.
Lamar hasn’t talked about Florida much recently but this weekend helped the Gators chances as he enjoyed his visit to Gainesville.
“It was great,” Lamar said of the official visit. “Me and the family really enjoyed it.”
Defensive line coach Sal Sunseri has been recruiting Lamar hard since he took the job and he explained why the defensive end is a priority to Florida.
“He said that I can come in and play early,” he said of the message from Sunseri. “He said it’s up to me but I have to come in and work.”
Head coach Dan Mullen also made sure to let Lamar know how much he was needed and where he could play in the Gators defense.
“That I’m a top priority for the program,” Lamar said of Mullen’s message to him. “He said the way that I play they can move me around and I play the 3 technique, 4 technique and five technique.”
Following the visit, Lamar had high praise for where the Gators stand now after his visit with the coaching staff.
“At the top,” he said when asked where Florida is at now in his recruitment.
INSIDERS TAKE: Lamar has only visited Florida and Florida State for official visits but there’s a chance he takes another visit next weekend. Lamar has always liked Florida but the old coaching staff and the defensive end didn’t connect very well but things under the new coaching staff are a lot different.