Florida Gators improve their chances with Whittington

The Florida Gators recruiting class has had a ton of momentum over the last week and on Wednesday they hosted another highly touted player on campus.

2019 receiver Jordan Whittington (6-1, 198, Cuero, TX. High) visited Florida and enjoyed his time in Gainesville.

“It went great,” Whittington said of his visit to Florida. “We toured the campus and talked to the coaches. Then we got to do a photo shoot and talk to everyone.”

Since Whittington was the only visitor on campus on Wednesday he got the full attention of the staff and the red carpet treatment.

“I talked to all of them,” he said on the coaches he spoke to. “We talked about life and football.”

Whittington mainly spoke with receiver’s coach Kerry Dixon who explained how Florida sees him fitting into the Gators offense.

“I love his coaching ways,” Whittington said of Kerry Dixon. “He’s more about life than football. But he says I’m very versatile. They see me like the Antonio Callaway position.”

Head coach Jim McElwain also spoke with Whittington on Wednesday but it was a very relaxed conversation.

“Coach Mac talked to me as a person and then as a player,” he said of his talks with Coach McElwain. “He said lots of things but he didn’t pressure me into anything and I thank him for that.”

Whittington says the Gators improved their chances with him on Wednesday but still doesn’t want to name a leader.

“All of my top four schools are equal,” Whittington said of his top four. “Florida, Texas A&M, Texas, and UCLA are equal.”

There has been some talk in the past that Whittington would wait until next summer to decide but the receiver didn’t want to name a decision date.

“I’m visiting Texas A&M on Friday and after that I’m not sure,” he said. “I’m not sure when I’ll make a decision, I’m gonna take my time.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Whittington seems pretty open in his process but Texas and Texas A&M seem to be ahead of Florida at this point. Also a decision this summer isn’t exactly out of the question.

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.