Florida Gators coaches tell Ladson he’s their #1 guy

The receiver position has been the position that improved a lot in recent years and is considered a position of strength under Dan Mullen and his coaching staff.

On Monday, Mullen and his staff hosted a prospect that could help improve the position when they hosted receiver Frank Ladson (6-4, 170, Miami, FL. South Dade) on campus.

“It was good, nice visit,” Ladson said. “I like the new staff, they’re great and I see difference with them. They have a lot of energy.”

Receivers coach Billy Gonzales spent some time with the former Gators commit and explained to Ladson that he’s wanted in Gainesville.

“I’m his #1 guy on the board,” he said of Gonzales’ message to him. “He said how he wants to coach me and how unique my game is being long and fast. He said I can get in and out of breaks.”

Head coach Dan Mullen expressed a lot of interest in Ladson and the receiver is impressed with the coach’s history.

“He said that I’m the guy he wants, #1 guy at my position,” Ladson said of Mullen’s message. “He has good history with offense and good history with quarterbacks.”

Ladson was able to watch Florida practice on Monday and he walked feeling like he could fit into the Gators’ offense.

“I fit in good,” he said. “I like their coaching style and I like the offense they’re running now. I like how they coach the players.”

This was the first visit to campus since Ladson decomitted and the first time for him to see the coaching staff and he now says Florida helped itself with the visit.

“It did,” Ladson said on if the new staff helped themselves. “I’m glad that I got to see and meet the new staff.”

INSIDERS TAKE: Clemson is the team talked about the most with Ladson but the Gators remain in the picture right now. Ladson is likely to take his recruitment through the fall so Florida has a chance at getting him on campus more.

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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.