Harris puts on his recruiting hat for the Florida Gators

This weekend the Florida Gators hosted one of their commits on campus for an official visit and he was able to help them recruit the other target on campus.

Offensive lineman Knijeah Harris (6-3, 335, Bradenton, FL. IMG) committed to Florida in May and this was his first trip to Gainesville since committing.

“It was a little bit different, a lot more people know your name around campus,” Harris said on what was different about visiting as a commit instead of a target. “Getting a better feel for everything and getting a little more love.”

While on campus, Harris was hosted by another offensive lineman who explained what being a Gator is like to him.

“Kingsley [Eguakun],” Harris said on who his player host was. “Talking to him and he was just telling me how it is and how much I’m going to like it. How he has done here and why I made the right decision. Everyone told me how they love the coaches especially compared to the last staff.”

The coaching staff also explained this weekend and during his entire recruitment that they need linemen in this class.

“Center or guard, wherever they need me,” he said on where the coaches want him at. “From the jump, they told me that offensive line was a position of need, I’ve seen that for myself from watching a few practices.”

Now that Harris has committed, the coaching staff has turned their attention from a recruiting pitch to trying to help Harris get ready for college.

“They’re telling me to get used to certain things,” Harris said on what the coaches are telling him to work on. “Working on these things and stuff like that. They’re getting me ready for when I get here.”

While on campus Harris was working a lot of the other official visitors and telling them why they should pick Florida.

“Everybody,” he said on guys he was recruiting this weekend. “Meeting everyone and just telling them this is the place to be. Telling them that we just don’t want you, we need you. They [coaches] have let me know who they want.”

Harris is also focusing on getting the Gators’ a quarterback in the class and he has two guys in mind.

“Right now, we got Jaden [Rashada] and Arch [Manning], he’s coming in for a visit later this month,” he said on him recruiting a quarterback. “Really just pushing Jaden since he’s committing soon.”

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.