Height enjoys his Florida Gators visit for the spring game

The Florida Gators hosted several out of state prospects on campus on Saturday for the Orange and Blue game to conclude the spring for the coaching staff.

Linebacker Romello Height (6-5, 210, Dublin, GA. High) was on campus and liked the play of the defense on Saturday.

“It was amazing,” Height said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “The defense was flying around with energy. The whole team, the energy was at the highest.”

Height also got the chance to talk several coaches while on campus on Saturday visiting Florida.

“I talked to a few coaches,” he said of the coaches he talked on Saturday. “I talked to Coach [Todd] Grantham, we talked for a long time. I talked with Coach [John] Hevesy, it was nice.”

Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham spent the most time with Height on Saturday and had a message for him about wanting him in Gainesville.

“With him being the defensive coordinator, he’s a nice guy,” Height said of his talk with Grantham. “Him telling me that I can play here felt good. I’m really looking forward to coming back.”

Height knew he wanted to visit Florida so he could watch the Gators defense go through the spring game.

“Watching the defense really,” he said on what he wanted to see out of this visit. “I was paying attention to the linebackers and seeing how they play and fly around. Moving around.”

The linebacker didn’t get to do a whole lot on Saturday but he plans to return to campus again to see everything Gainesville has to offer.

“I may come in the fall, they will show me around campus and everything,” Height said. “Tell me about the defense and all that. They want me to play the BUCK linebacker position though.”

Despite putting the Gators in his top 8, Height says that three schools are recruiting him the hardest including a leader from one of his home state schools.

“Vanderbilt, they’re doing their job,” he said on schools recruiting him the hardest out of his top 8. “Virginia and Georgia Tech those are the three. Georgia Tech is my leader because they aren’t too far from home and they’re building things. I think I can play there.”

The Gators however are still in play with Height as the linebacker says several family members like Florida.

“Florida has always been a dream school,” Height said of his interest in Florida. “They’re on the rise too, Florida with their defense is electric. I have a lot of Florida Gators fans in my family, they’re crazy about them.”

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.