Graham likes the energy of Billy Napier and Co. around the Florida Gators

Last weekend, the Florida Gators hosted several official visitors on campus, but they also hosted several 2024 prospects on campus.

2024 linebacker Myles Graham (6-1, 200, Atlanta, GA. Woodward Academy) was on campus and enjoyed getting to see and talk to everyone.

“It was great, I had a lot of fun with the staff,” Graham said on his visit to Florida last weekend. “I love the staff over there; it was a really good visit. I saw the new facilities they’re building, and talked with Coach [Billy] Napier, Coach [Jay] Bateman, and Coach [Patrick] Toney. They were talking to me about how I fit into defense and that I would be a great fit.”

Graham has been on campus several times under Napier and he likes the energy around the coaching staff.

“It’s a great visit, this coaching staff is really invested in it,” he said about his impressions of the coaching staff. “They’re going to turn around the program very soon, the fans are excited about it, I’m excited about it. I think they’re really going to turn up these next couple of years. Gator football is going to be back.”

Linebackers coach Jay Bateman explained to Graham during the visit just how he would fit into Florida’s defense if he came to Gainesville.

“Coach Bateman,” Graham said on who his main recruiter is. “He sees me as a really versatile linebacker that can do it all, stop the run, I can blitz, cover, and do everything a linebacker needs to do at my position. He wants me to be a Florida Gator and he sees me as a Will/inside linebacker.”

Napier also spoke at length with Graham and his family, and he explained that he wants the younger Graham in the Orange and Blue.

“He says if I was in college now that I could play for them now,” he said on the message from Napier. “He loves the way I play and that I’m fast, he loves that about my game, and he really wants me to be a Gator.”

Graham isn’t ready to cut his list of schools down but he says the Gators will always be a school high on his list.

“Florida is in my top schools, and they will always be there,” Graham said on his interest in Florida. “I have a lot of love for them, and they have a lot of love for me, and they always want me and my family to come and visit.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Graham says Ohio State, Texas A&M, Auburn, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia are all recruiting him hard and he hopes to return to Gainesville in July.

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.