McKinstry enjoys his Florida Gators visit for spring practice

Last week, the Florida Gators hosted several prospects on campus including one from the state of Alabama that’s one of the top players in the country.

2021 defensive back Ga’Quincy McKinstry (6-1, 175, Pinson, AL. Pinson Valley) was in Gainesville and got to do several things.

“It was a great visit,” McKinstry said of his visit to Florida last week. “I really loved it. I got to meet all of the coaches, look around and watch practice.”

McKinstry watched the Florida Gators go through spring practice and he focused on the play of the defense and the defensive backs.

“I really liked the practice,” he said of Florida’s practice. “I liked the way they play all around and their defensive backs are locked up.”

While on campus, McKinstry got the chance to meet the Gators coaching staff for the first time and got a message from them.

“I got a chance to talk to the whole staff,” McKinstry said of which coaches he talked too. “They just said that they really want me to come there and they think I will be a great fit for them.”

Defensive backs coach Torrian Gray spent a lot of time with McKinstry and had a message for how the defensive back would fit into the Gators defense.

“I talked to Coach Gray a lot,” he said. “He just said that they like my game and I fit well in the way they play on the back end. He said that they like to play man and that I fit them great.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also spent some time with McKinstry last week and he made it known that the Gators want the 2021 prospect in Gainesville.

“Coach Mullen talked to me a little bit,” McKinstry said. “He said that they really liked me and wanted me to be a part of their family at Florida.”

McKinstry has 16 offers already but he says Florida is a school that he likes a lot because of a few things.

“I like them a lot,” he said of his interest in Florida. “The coaches and how I can really see that the players are buying in is what I like.”

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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.