Hylton says the Florida Gators are high on his board

Last weekend, several of Florida’s top targets were on campus for visits and several offensive line targets were also in town to meet with the coaching staff.

Offensive lineman Tye Hylton (6-4, 270, Oviedo, FL. High) was on campus and both he and his family had a good visit with the staff.

“It was great, my family loved it,” Hylton said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “I loved it, the vibe was great, the weather was great, and I had some good conversations with Coach [Billy] Napier, Coach [Rob] Sale and Coach [Darnell] Stapleton.”

Saturday’s visit was mainly for his parents as this was their first time on campus and they walked away impressed by the staff and environment in Gainesville.

“The visit was mainly an information gathering visit for my parents because the first time I went up there it was just me and my coach,” he said on what he was able to get out of the visit. “This visit was for my parents to see everything, and they liked everything that Florida has to offer. My mom loved the people on staff and the area.”

While on the visit, Hylton met with Coach Sale, Coach Stapleton, and Coach Napier and all three explained why the offensive lineman is wanted at Florida.

“I kind of had the same conversation with all three coaches,” Hylton said. “Coach Sale, Coach Stapleton, and Coach Napier, they were just expressing how much of a priority I am to them and their offensive line philosophy and how they run things. They were breaking down the X’s and O’s and telling me that they like me at all five positions on the offensive line.”

Hylton has been on campus three times now and he says his relationship with the coaches is great and he likes how both offensive line coaches work together.

“We have a great relationship, I love how they run their program,” he said on what he likes about the coaches. “Coach Sale and Coach Stapleton, they’re both offensive line coaches but they don’t let their ego get in the away of their coaching. They’re always on the same page.”

Several things stand out to Hylton about Florida but he says the main one is the academics and how the staff watches after their players.

“I like the academics,” Hylton said on what stands out about Florida. “If you go to Florida, it’s hard to fail, they have so much academic support on staff, they oversee everybody. They make sure everybody is growing as a person and as a player.”

Heading into the summer, Hylton says several schools are recruiting him hard and he says the Gators are one of the schools that stands out to him.

“Florida is up there for sure, definitely high on my board,” he said. “All of the Florida schools, Florida, FSU, UCF, Miami, Rutgers, Pitt, and Vanderbilt are all doing a good job of recruiting me. I haven’t set any official visits yet but we’re going to decide that in the next upcoming week.”

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.