Lemon hopeful for a Florida offer

Most prospects that visited Florida on Saturday for junior day had offers from the Gators but the coaches also invited a handful of prospects that didn’t.

One of them was was cornerback Dominque Lemon (5-10, 180, Blythewood, SC High) who enjoyed meeting everyone and seeing Gainesville.

“I got to meet my recruiter from my area during the visit and I got to meet the defensive back coach at Florida,” Lemon said. “It was just a great experience. I liked the family atmosphere at Florida and how the coaches treat you here and how they care about everyone.”

During the visit to Florida Lemon had the chance to sit down with defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson who explained to Lemon how he could work into the UF defense.

“Coach Robinson said I would be a good fit here at Florida at defensive back,” Lemon said. “He said that I fit in well because I’m a real physical corner and I like to get my hands on receivers. He said that I’m not scared to come up and tackle.”

Fitting in at Florida is something that Lemon holds in high regard because he has grown up watching cornerbacks come through Gainesville.

“I like Florida’s cornerbacks a lot,” Lemon said. “They have put a bunch of corners in the league and I know they have a good one here now in Vernon Hargreaves. I have heard a lot of good things about him.”

Lemon currently doesn’t hold any big offers but two schools have come into the mix as of late and could be close to offering.

“West Virginia and Florida are the two new schools in my recruitment,” Lemon said. “Florida hit me up a few weeks ago and asked me to come down for a visit for junior day so I did on Saturday.”

Before Lemon left Gainesville, UF head coach Will Muschamp and Robinson talked to the cornerback about what he needed to do in order to gain an offer from Florida.

“They said that they need to see my footwork first,” Lemon said. “Coach Robinson said they like to run a lot of different coverage’s at Florida like bump and run and man to man so he needs to see how my feet are so he’s coming to watch me this spring.”

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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.