Florida’s “home feeling” keeps Dexter solid with the Gators

Last weekend, several of the Florida Gators 2020 and 2021 commits were in Gainesville to take in the Orange and Blue spring game.

Defensive tackle commit Gervon Dexter (6-6, 276, Lake Wales, FL. High) was on campus and liked the atmosphere of the spring game.

“It felt good getting back,” Dexter said. “The environment with all of the fans together felt real good. When I came out the tunnel, it felt real good.”

Dexter watched what new Gators defensive line coach David Turner was doing with the defensive line and he noticed a little difference under Turner for the defensive line.

“I like what Coach [David] Turner was doing with the defensive line,” he said on his thoughts on Florida’s defense. “He reminded me what my defensive line coach does at my school. It seemed like it was a little faster with the [defensive] ends.”

While on campus, Dexter talked to several of the Florida Gators coaching staff and they had a little message for him as well.

“I talked to Coach Turner, Coach [Larry] Scott and a little bit with Coach [Dan] Mullen,” Dexter said on his talks with the coaches. “They just tell me the same thing, now that I’m committed, just to have fun and might as well keep recruiting more recruits.”

Dexter has been one of the Gators top recruiters in the class and he has a few guys he’s still recruiting to join him in Gainesville.

“[Keyvone] Lee right now,” he said on whom he’s recruiting. “Of course, I always say Demarkcus Bowman, he’s right down the road. For Bowman, I say look what Chris Rainey did.”

Over the past few months, Dexter has taken a few visits but he says one thing keeps his commitment to Florida so solid.

“It feels like home,” Dexter said on why he’s solid to Florida. “I feel like when I come here I will feel a family environment.”

One of those visits Dexter took was to Georgia but he says he didn’t get the same feel that he gets while in Gainesville.

“It didn’t feel like home,” he said of his visit to Georgia.


INSIDERS TAKE: Dexter says he will return to Gainesville for the cookout on May 18th.

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.