Kearney says the Florida Gators are one of his top schools

The Florida Gators continue to host top prospects on campus daily and that continued on Monday.

Offensive lineman Roderick Kearney (6-4, 300, Orange Park, FL. High) was on campus on Monday and had a chance to see and talk to several coaches.

“I had a great time,” Kearney said of his visit to Florida on Monday. “I got to watch how practice went, I talked to a lot of players and the coaches. I talked with Coach [Darnell] Stapleton and Coach Napier.”

Offensive line coaches Rob Sale and Darnell Stapleton broke down how Kearney would fit into Florida’s offense and they showed him some film of the Gators’ offense.

“We watched a little bit of film,” he said of his meeting with Sale and Stapleton. “They said that I’m pretty versatile and that I can help the team a lot with my versatility. They like me at center, but they also like me at guard. They’re going to move me everywhere.”

Kearney has now been on campus twice under Napier and he says his relationship has grown a lot with the coaching staff.

“They have a great coaching staff and they have a lot to offer,” Kearney said on his relationship with the coaching staff. “Our relationship is 10 times better than it was, UF is definitely one of my top picks.”

Head coach Billy Napier is another guy that has built a relationship with Kearney and the lineman believes in Florida’s head man.

“Coach Napier is a great guy overall,” he said. “He has a lot of stuff to offer me as a player and I think I have a lot to offer him.”

Next up for Kearney will be another trip to Gainesville as this time it will be on Florida’s dime.

“I’m taking an official to UF on June 24th,” Kearney said of his official visits. “I’m going to take a majority of them in the fall, but I don’t have them set yet.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Kearney says he will make a decision in December, but he says that could change if he feels like a school is the right fit for him during a visit.

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.