McDougle previews upcoming Florida Gators visit

The Florida Gators will host their second junior day this coming weekend and several top prospects are expected to be in town.

2020 receiver Deajaun McDougle (5-10, 175, Deerfield Beach, FL. High) is one of those guys expected in town and the Gators have been after him hard as of late.

“Florida has been recruiting me hard,” McDougle said of Florida. “I don’t talk to them as much as I should be. I could talk to them more, I feel like but I do talk to Coach Billy [Gonzales] a lot.”

Receivers coach Billy Gonzales has been the main contact with McDougle and he has had a message for the 2020 receiver about how he fits into what Florida is all about at receiver.

“He believes I have a chance to play right away,” he said on the message from Gonzales. “He said he watched my work ethic and that’s what the receiver core at Florida is all about. I’m sure we will talk more about that this weekend on my visit.”

McDougle has over 25 offers already and he says he has a lot of interest in Florida and he likes a few things about the Gators.

“I’m interested in them but I haven’t been there in awhile,” McDougle said of his interest in Florida. “I love the great environment and the energy everyone has there.”

The Deerfield Beach receiver hasn’t been to Gainesville in a while but that will change this weekend and McDougle knows what he wants to get out of this weekend’s trip to Florida.

“I want to get back there and catch up with the staff and everyone there,” he said on what he’s looking forward to doing on the trip to Florida this weekend. “I want to learn as much as I can about the offensive scheme and how I would fit into the offense.”

Heading into the visit to Florida, the receiver is keeping an open mind on his top schools but McDougle knows when he wants to make a decision.

“I have no leaders right now,” McDougle said. “I’m still working on that and I would want to make a decision next year during the season.”

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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.