Florida Gators’ recruits react to the season so far

The Florida Gators have sprinted out to the bye week with a 6-1 record and ranked number 11 in the country in the AP Poll in Dan Mullen’s first year in Gainesville.

While a lot of the fan base expected the Gators to rebound from last year’s 4-4 record, recruits were watching closely to see just how much of an improvement they made in 2018.

Recruits and commits were watching to see how Mullen would run his offense and defense and so far those guys have been impressed with the 2018 season for Florida.

GatorCountry asked recruits around the country to give their thoughts on the 2018 season for Florida and their thoughts on the job Mullen has done so far in Gainesville.


Quarterback commit Jalon Jones: “They’re doing a great job. I mean, I set the bar up so high for my expectations of them that the only way that they can beat it is if they win a National Championship. I know that we’re doing a great job so far, and we’re going to continue excelling in doing what we do as a team. We’re just going to keep going on and winning game by game.”


Offensive line target Kamaar Bell-“I know Coach Mullen has put them through a lot and they have done a great job.”


Mississippi State defensive line commit Nathan Pickering-“He’s doing great job with Florida to me.”


Running back Nay’Quan Wright-“They’re doing good.”


Georgia linebacker commit Rian Davis-“I think the Gators have performed well this season and Dan Mullen has done a great job preparing them for games.”


Athlete commit Trent Whittemore-“I think they’re doing great and Coach Mullen has proven why he’s one of the best in the country.”


2020 offensive lineman Zane Herring-“I love the chance in the team. They’re way better as a whole than last year. The atmosphere this year is electric and I think Coach Mullen and the coaching staff has done a great job. I’m excited to see what they can do the rest of the season.”


2020 safety Rashad Torrence- “I think Florida is doing very well this season. I’m impressed with the fast turnaround. I think Coach Mullen and his crew are doing a great job down there.”


2020 receiver EJ Williams-“It’s going way better than I projected it to be. They’re beating top teams and they’re starting to get into a groove on offense.”


2020 offensive lineman Miller Lewis-“I think they’re coming together as a team. It looks to me like Coach Mullen is doing a pretty good job.”


2020 receiver Michael Redding-“I think Florida is having a decent season, they kind of started off slow but you can see the improvement in the team as they play game to game.”


2020 running back Jordon Simmons-“Florida is doing a good job this season they had a tough loss early this season but bounced backed and have been playing with higher standards and really been working and coming out real physical. Dan Mullen is doing a great job and he’s turning the program around and really bring the Florida team back to how it used to be. They’re working hard to bring home a National Championship.”


2020 defensive line Gervon Dexter-“He’s doing great with them and the defense is locking up.”




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.