The Florida Gators are trying to lock down as much speed as possible in the class of 2015 and last week Florida visited one of the fastest guys in the state.
That prospect is athlete Javarius Davis (5-10, 173, Jacksonville, FL Ed White) who had three Gators coaches visit him last week, including head coach Jim McElwain.
“Coach McElwain, Coach T-Skip [Skipper] and coach Drew Hughes came by last Wednesday to visit me,” Davis said. “It went good, it was my first time meeting coach McElwain. It was nice to see all of them”
McElwain had never met Davis until last week but Davis says the first impression was a good one and he also likes the message he received from McElwain.
“Coach McElwain told me that he wanted me to be a Gator real bad,” Davis said. “He was telling me how I fit into the new Gators offense that he has planned. He said he’s going to bring the Gators back to the top like they use to be.”
A lot of schools have debated on what side of the ball Davis would be better at in college and McElwain sees him on offense while three other schools say defense.
“He said he wants me on offense at receiver,” Davis said. “I don’t really have a preference on which side of the ball. North Carolina, Louisville and Auburn are all recruiting on me defense.”
This was also the first time for Davis to meet running backs coach Tim Skipper and Skipper delivered a powerful message to the athlete.
“Coach Skipper said pretty much the same thing that Coach McElwain did, he just said they need me really,” Davis said. “Coach Skipper said that he has experience in getting people to the next level and that he can help me develop and get me there. He said that Florida is a great school for a student-athlete to be at and that they have the right people there.”
Florida has been hoping to get Davis back on campus for a while now and that could finally happen in the coming days but a decision hasn’t been made yet.
“I might take a visit to Florida this weekend but I’m not sure yet,” Davis said. “I’m going to talk to my mom and I’ll decide on Thursday whether or not I’ll take the visit to Florida or not.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Davis says he will announce his decision on signing day but the Gators have to have him this weekend if they have any chance of landing him. For a long time Davis said he wanted to play offense, so if that’s still true, then the Gators should be in good shape but Davis didn’t want to give any kind of indication to which side he wanted to play.