Floyd “really loves” the Florida Gators following his visit to Gainesville

After hosting 13 official visitors last weekend, the Florida Gators started this week off with another big visitor on campus for an unofficial visit.

Defensive back Emory Floyd (6-0, 165, Powder Springs, GA. Hillgrove) was on campus on Monday and was able to meet everyone and work out during camp with the Gators.

“The visit was good,” Floyd said of his visit to Florida on Monday. “Me and my family loved everything, and I worked out one on one with Coach Jules [Montinar]. I love how they have one of the best academic learning in the country and the coaches really see something special in me.”

The Gators see Floyd playing corner in college and while on the visit he was able to watch film on how the cornerbacks play in Gainesville with new defensive backs coach Jules Montinar.

“It was really good, he brings the best out of me and wants to see me do well,” he said on working out and talking with Montinar on Monday. “We watched film together and I grasped onto how they play very well, and he likes that I have length, speed and I’m very physical.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also spoke with Floyd about the Gators and why the defensive backs speed is needed in Gainesville.

“He said he was really impressed on how I move my hips,” Floyd said in his conversation with Mullen. “He really thinks that this class will be the fastest recruits for the Gators too.”

Heading into the visit Floyd had Auburn ahead of Florida and Georgia but he now says everyone is tied but the Gators are a school that caught his attention.

“I like all three the same, but Florida does stand out a lot,” he said on his interest in Florida now that he has visited. “I really love Florida and I think that they can develop my game more. I will definitely be going back.”

Next up for Floyd will be officials to Florida and Georgia as he has already taken his official visit with Auburn.

“When they have a game, I’m going to come down and visit,” Floyd said when he plans to return to Florida. “Right now, I’m going to take a break on visits.”

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.