Lynn names the Florida Gators his leader

While the Florida Gators were hosting five official visitors, the coaching staff was also hosting a camp with several prospects of note on campus.

Receiver Rashean Lynn (6-5, 184, Cocoa, FL. High) was one of those guys on campus taking part in the camp on Saturday.

“It was great, good visit,” Lynn said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “Just went to the camp and then talked to the coaches a little bit. Got to know them more.”

While on campus, Lynn got the chance to talk to two coaches that have been recruiting him to Florida as of late.

“I talked to Coach [Billy] Gonzalez and Coach [Greg] Knox the most,” he said on the coaches he spoke to the most. “They were just telling me about how I did in the camp and told me to keep working hard and getting better.”

This was the first time on campus for Lynn since he picked up an offer from Florida and this time it was about building relationships.

“They got to know me better and I got to know them better,” Lynn said of his time with the coaches. “I was trying to build a better connection with them and this time I was able to just talk with them.”

Lynn also had the chance to learn from receivers coach Billy Gonzales during the trip and he took away some things to help him on the field.

“He was working with me during the camp a lot, he knows what he’s talking about,” Lynn said on working with Gonzales during the camp. “He was working with me on getting in and out of cuts better. He was telling me some things to work on to help me be a better receiver.”

Heading into the trip, Lynn had named a top three of Florida, Louisville and Oregon but he says one team has pulled ahead now.

“Florida is my leader now,” he said. “They have always been my dream school and they’re close to home but I’m still looking at the same top three to. I think I’m going to wait it out to make a commitment.


INSIDERS TAKE: Lynn said right now he doesn’t have any other visits planned but he would like to get back up to Florida. Lynn is in no rush to make a decision and says he could take official visits before deciding.

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.