Graham feels like a priority for the Florida Gators

Billy Napier and his coaching staff have made it a point to make former players feel welcomed around the program once again and that should help the Florida Gators with a legacy recruit in the 2024 class.

2024 linebacker Myles Graham (6-1, 200, Atlanta, GA. Woodward Academy) was on campus this weekend and feels like a priority to this coaching staff.

“They prioritize me in the linebacker position, they love the way I play,” Graham said on Florida making him a priority. “Coach Napier, I talk to him on the phone all the time, so they prioritize me a lot and make me feel special every time I come here.”

Graham says that while being a legacy and his father Earnest Graham playing at Florida, the Gators still must work in order to land his signature.

“Being a legacy doesn’t sway things one way or the other,” he said on if being a legacy at Florida will play a big part. “Florida’s going to have to earn my respect just like every other team in my recruitment process but being a legacy and going to Florida would definitely help me with NIL having the last name of Graham.”

Napier and his staff are making sure to remind Graham of his ties to Florida but they’re also showing him that he’s needed because of his game.

“They are pushing the legacy button, coming here and following in my dad’s footsteps,” Graham said on Florida’s pitch to him. “It’s a big deal because he was a great player here obviously. But they are pushing the buttons with coming here and getting the chance to play early and starting. They aren’t very deep at the linebacker position right now. It’s also not far from home, it’s only a 4- or 5-hour drive. It’s just a great fit for me, all around with academics.”

Graham has looked at the depth chart at linebacker and he notices that there’s a chance to play early in Gainesville.

“If someone comes in and is a three-year starter,” he said on the chance to play early at Florida. “Florida has great players all the time and I’m not scared to compete for no matter where I go I’m not going to shy away from competition, that’s not me and I’ll always attack head-on. But getting the chance to play early helps with things like getting developed and being the best player, I could possibly be.”

The 2024 prospect says the Gators are big in his recruitment but he also says several other teams are recruiting him hard.

“Florida definitely is on my list, I’ve really been a gator my whole life because of my family so they are definitely one of my top schools,” Graham said on where Florida stands for him. “Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio State, and Texas A&M. Those are the only schools I’m really looking at right now.

Graham has taken a lot of visits already and he says he may be ready to make a decision soon.

“I want to commit either sometime before the season or sometime after the season,” he said on when he wants to decide.


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, 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.