Florida looking for its “Prince” in 2015

Last week offensive line coach Mike Summers hit the road recruiting and he wasted no time in seeing the top prospects for his position.

One stop that Summers made was to see offensive tackle Isaiah Prince (6-6, 270, Greenbelt, MD Eleanor Roosevelt) but the two didn’t get to talk much due to the NCAA rules.

“Coach [Mike] Summers visited me last week,” Prince said. “I didn’t get to really talk to him too much at school because of the rules but I got to say hi to him and he talked to my coaches a little. I think it went pretty well. My coaches said it went well with them too.”

This was the first time for Prince to meet Summers in person as running backs coach Brian White is the guy who normally visits the Maryland school.

“That was my first time meeting him in person,” Prince said. “I didn’t get to see him much but he seemed like a laid back kind of guy. I know that he knows what he’s talking about coaching wise because I’ve talked offensive line play with him a lot on the phone. I want to learn more about him though.”

Since White is the area recruiter for Prince he’s the coach that Prince has talked to more than Summers and White has a main message for the offensive lineman.

“I usually talk to Coach [Brian] White because he’s the recruiter for my area,” Prince said. “He keeps telling me how much they want me and how that I need to come down and visit them so that I can see everything that Florida has to offer me as a player and student. I plan to visit them this summer, for sure.”

Despite never setting foot on the Gainesville campus Prince says he has a top-two list of schools that includes Florida.

“Florida and Maryland are my top two schools right but that can change because the only campus that I’ve visited so far is Maryland,” Prince said. “The main reason that Florida is in my top 2 is because it’s a great school with a great tradition. I know that they have great coaches and a great program.”

When Prince does visit Gainesville this summer he has a few things on his mind that he wants to see for himself including the Swamp.

“When I visit this summer I really want to just see everything for myself,” Prince said. “Everybody talks about the facilities and the Swamp and how great it is but I want to see it for myself. I’ve seen pictures of everything before though. I also want to just see how they run things down there and how the coaches and players interact with each other.”

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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.


  1. A. Spivey, do you think this is a bit of Deja-vu?
    I was pretty certain at least till the 11th hour That damien prince was UF bound with the additions of summers and tabor but chose MD instead. You think we are in for a repeat of that same scenario?