Morales visits his childhood favorite school the Florida Gators

Saturday was the first junior day for the Florida Gators under Dan Mullen and the Gators hosted a lot of prospects on campus.

One of those prospects on campus was South Florida tight end commit Kamari Morales (6-3, 232, Tallahassee, FL. Lincoln) who enjoyed his first trip to Gainesville.

“It went good,” Morales said. “We took a tour around the facilities, talked to everyone and met the position coaches for the first time. It was a good time.”

Since Mullen arrived in Gainesville, the atmosphere has been different with this coaching staff and that’s something Morales noticed as well.

“It was real good, I can tell Florida is on track to get back where they used to be,” he said of the atmosphere in Gainesville. “The coaches were all friendly, nobody was acting like they were to good for somebody, they were very welcoming. They came up to you and talked to your whole family, not just the position coaches but Coach [Dan] Mullen too.”

While on campus, Morales got the chance to talk to new tight ends coach Larry Scott who explained why the Gators wanted him to visit on Saturday.

“He was just saying how he loves my film and that was the reason he brought me here for the visit,” Morales said of Scott’s message to him. “He wanted to see me in person and he said he would be coming to see me this spring and to my game this fall.”

Scott also talked to Morales about how the Gators could use him in the Florida offense if he chooses the Gators.

“He said that they didn’t have any huge, traditional tight ends so they need some athletic guys here,” he said on Scott’s message on how he would fit into the offense. “He thinks I fit what they’re looking for.”

Morales entered the visit without an offer but he has an understanding of why that’s the case but he explains how big an offer from Florida would be to him.

“He didn’t offer me yet because we’re building a relationship first,” Morales said on if Florida offered him or not. “It would mean a lot to get the offer, I grew up a Florida fan. Growing up as a little kid this is something that I always wanted.”

Overall, the Gators really impressed Morales and his family on Saturday from the facilities to the welcoming people around the football program.

“It’s real nice, you can tell it’s a SEC school,” he said on his overall impressions of junior day. “Everything is nice, the people are great and the scenery is on point.”

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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, 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.