Billy Napier and the Florida Gators had one of the best running games in the country last year and on Thursday night they showed off their stacked running back room during the spring game.
Running back Stacy Gage (5-11, 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL. St. Thomas Aquinas) was on campus for the spring game and enjoyed the atmosphere of the game.
“The visit was amazing,” Gage said of his visit to Florida for the spring game. “It was a nice atmosphere and a lot of people for a spring game. It felt good talking to Coach [Jabbar] Juluke after the game.”
Gage was impressed by the Gators’ three scholarship backs, and he believes in running backs coach Jabbar Juluke’s coaching ability.
“The backs were wonderful,” he said on the play of the running backs. “[Treyaun] Webb he seems like he’s transitioning to the speed of college real nice. I could tell that Coach Juluke has coached him up very well. Montrell [Johnson] and [Trevor] Etienne looked good last year when I came up, so they didn’t surprise me.”
The Gators already have two running backs committed but Juluke explained to Gage on Thursday that the Gators might not be done at the position.
“They might take another back Coach Juluke said,” Gage said on the message from Juluke. “It depends on if Montrell goes to the draft next year or not. They’re still looking for that third back, so it looks nice. It’s no big deal to me, competition never scared me away.”
Head coach Billy Napier spoke with Gage on Thursday and explained that the back has what it takes to be a Gator.
“Coach Napier said I can fit good into the culture here,” he said on the message from Napier. “He thinks our relationship is good and that I would fit into being a Gator.”
Next up for Gage will be another unofficial visit and then he plans to start mapping out his official visits.
“I’ve got Colorado soon and that’s about it,” Gage said on what’s next for him. “I want take a couple officials this summer and then a couple of game official visits.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Gage says he wants to have a decision before his senior year, and he plans to return to Gainesville for another visit this summer.