Lee has a great visit with the Florida Gators

On Saturday the Florida Gators had dozens of prospects on campus to watch the Orange and Blue spring game in the Swamp.

Defensive tackle Jalen Lee (6-3, 285, Walker, LA. Live Oak) was one of those guys on campus and he enjoyed his time in Gainesville.

“It was great, the facilities are really nice,” Lee said of his visit to Florida. “I got to meet Coach [Dan] Mullen and meet the defensive line coach [David] Turner.”

Lee had the chance to watch the Gators spring game and he was impressed by the atmosphere in the Swamp.

“I loved the intensity of it and the defense looked pretty good,” he said on his impressions of the spring game. “To say it was a spring game, the crowd still went crazy and the defensive line looked pretty good. They all can rotate and play.”

While on campus, Lee had the chance to talk with defensive line coach David Turner about how he would fit into Florida’s defense.

“He said I would learn the 3-4 scheme and the 4-3 scheme,” Lee said of the message from Turner. “He said I would play the 4I and the three tech and he said he will move me around because I’m athletic enough to do it all.”

Lee also had the chance to talk with head coach Dan Mullen who had a message for the defensive tackle.

“He said that they were the only school to be ranked top 10 in academics and athletics,” he said of Mullen’s message to him. “He said that they really want me at Florida.”

Now that Lee has visited, the defensive tackle has a better idea of what he likes about the Gators.

“I’m very interested in them,” Lee said of his interest in Florida. “I like they treat me and they treat me like family. I have a good relationship with the coaching staff.”

The Louisiana native says he isn’t ready to name any leaders but he does say three teams are recruiting him harder than others.

“I don’t have any leaders right now but LSU, Florida and Alabama are on me pretty hard,” he said. “I’m going to try and decide before my senior year starts.”

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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.