Green likes the energy that Mullen brings to the table

The Florida Gators coaching staff has already turned their attention to the 2019 class and in January they even hosted several prospects on unofficial visits despite them trying to wrap up the 2018 class.

One of the guys they hosted in January was defensive back Renardo Green (6-0, 170, Apopka, FL. Wekiva) and the trip was a good for the 2019 prospect.

“It was good, I liked it,” Green said of his visit to Florida in January. “We got to see the indoor facility and the outdoor practice field, we went into the locker room and the Swamp.”

While in Gainesville, Green got the chance to speak with several different coaches including the head man himself.

“I got to talk all of the coaches really,” he said of who he spoke to during that trip. “I talked to O [Otis Yelverton], Coach [Ron] English and Coach Dan Mullen mainly. A few other assistant coaches talked to us too.”

Safeties coach Ron English let Green know during the visit that he’s going to be one of the main coaches after recruiting the defensive back.

“Coach Ron English said he’s going to be my main recruiter,” Green said of English message to him. “He introduced himself to me and we talked about 7-on-7 and the visit. I showed him some videos of me playing and he said he wants to see me doing that in the Swamp.”

Green admits that he doesn’t know a lot about English but says they’re off to a good start.

“As a coach, I’m still trying to get to know him more,” he said. “ I know he’s a good coach but we’re communicating more and I like that but I’m still getting to know him.”

Head coach Dan Mullen made a big first impression on Green in January by the energy he showed the prospects.

“Coach Mullen seems like a welcoming guy,” Green said of Mullen. “He greeted us with high energy and he made us feel at home.”

Green has visited Florida in the past but this visit was different as the 2019 defensive back noticed a different feeling around the program.

“I liked how they were doing things and I liked the energy,” he said of the atmosphere around Florida. “When we came in the weight room they had energy. I liked the strength coach and the process he has for getting the players’ bodies right.”

After the visit, Green admits he has interest in the Gators and wants to visit Florida more.

“I like them, I like them a lot,” Green said of his interest in Florida. “I’m going to be back up another visit.”

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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.