Monday high on the Florida Gators after Saturday’s visit

The Florida Gators hosted several prospects on campus on Saturday for the final SEC game of the year.

Defensive end Brayden Monday (6-4, 240, Waynesville, NC. Tuscola) was on campus on Saturday visiting Florida for the first time.

“I thought it was pretty awesome,” Monday said of Saturday’s visit to Florida. “The atmosphere and everything was pretty amazing. I was very pleased with the way their defensive line played and the way Coach Sal [Sunseri] directed them. It was very impressive to watch.”

Monday watched the Gators defense closely on Saturday and he believes he’s a good fit for what Florida likes to do on defense.

“I think I can fit in very well,” he said of how he will fit into the Florida defense. “Just with my size and my speed with their three front. I think it’s a very good defense for me.”

The defensive end is a guy who plays all over the field for his high school team and Monday says that he plans to bring that hard work ethic to whichever school he chooses.

“Just a fast physical guy, that’s what I bring to the table” he said on what he can bring to Florida’s defense. “I may not be the most athletic but I know I can play hard.”

On Saturday, Monday got the chance to sit down and talk with head coach Dan Mullen about why the Gators want him.

“I got to sit with Coach Mullen today [Saturday],” Monday said of which coach he got to talk too. “That was awesome, he just said we need players like myself in here at the program to play hard. To play fast and physical.”

The Gators just offered Monday two weeks ago but he says after Saturday that Florida is now high on his list of schools.

“They’re pretty close to the top,” Monday said on where Florida stands with him. “Just SEC football and the way the atmosphere is, it’s amazing.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Monday said that he and Florida are trying to set up an official visit to Florida as the defensive lineman wants to sign early but won’t enroll early.

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.