Johnson has a good Florida Gators virtual visit on Wednesday

Wednesday was a busy day of virtual visits for the Florida Gators coaching staff as they hosted three prospects.

Receiver Malcolm Johnson (6-1, 185, Bryans Road, MD. St. Stephen’s & St Agnes) took one of those visits on Wednesday.

“It went pretty good, I was really pleased,” Johnson said of his virtual visit to Florida on Wednesday. “It was really almost everything that you would’ve seen on a regular visit. They showed us the new facilities, I got to speak with a few of the players, talk with the strength staff and talk to the coaches.”

Johnson had the chance to pick the brains of several current players and get their thoughts on the Gators program.

“I talked to Xzavier Henderson, [Trevon] Grimes and the tight end [Kyle] Pitts,” he said on the coaches he talked to on Wednesday. “They were just telling me how it is there. They were telling me that how it’s going to be a lot of work if I come there and I’m going to pushed a lot.”

The receiver has taken several virtual visits but he says talking to the players was something different.

“That was the first time a school has done that,” Johnson said of talking to the players. “I thought that was really important to get a whole different aspect and whole different side of things from them. I feel like this Florida visit really opened my eyes to a lot of things.”

Head coach Dan Mullen spent a lot of time with Johnson on Wednesday and explained to him why Florida can help him several different ways.

“That there’s no issue at all with me doing two sports in college,” he said on the message from Florida. “Everything Florida brings fits me and their offense fits me. He wants everyone to learn every position on offense.”

Florida has been recruiting Johnson for both football track and the receiver says he sees the success the Gators have had in both sports.

“I feel like I’m starting to build a good relationship with Florida,” Johnson said of Florida. “There programs really speak for themselves, they’re top 10 in academics, track and football and those are all three things that I want to be a part of. I definitely want to run track in college so somebody who is known to develop guys is really big to me.”

Next up for Johnson will be trimming his list down even more and then he wants to take official visits.

“I’m actually planning on cutting down my list some more because that was my last virtual visit,” he said. “We’re going to sit down and go through everything that we liked about all of the visits.”

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.