Morehead enjoys his first visit to see the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators coaching staff is starting to build their recruiting board for the 2021 class and on Saturday several prospects were on campus to watch the Gators play.

2021 athlete Tyler Morehead (5-11, 175, Homerville, GA. Clinch County) was one of those prospects in attendance on Saturday and he liked how the Gators played.

“It was a great place to be on Saturday for Florida’s home opener,” Morehead said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “I like how they mix it up with runs and passes and the defense was all over the place so overall it was a success.”

Saturday was the first time for Morehead to visit the Swamp and he walked away impressed with the energy from the fans.

“The atmosphere was great,” he said of the atmosphere in the Swamp. “The fans were into the game and the energy was there and the defense was all over the place.”

Morehead didn’t get the chance to talk to many coaches on Saturday but he hears from one of Florida’s coaches a few times a week now.

“I didn’t really talk to them like that but I just shook hands with Dan Mullen,” Morehead said of the coaches he talked to. “Coach Ron English texts me a couple of times though.”

Safeties coach Ron English hasn’t talked to Morehead about whether he will play offense or defense but he believes the Gators want him on defense.

“He was just like I hope we build a relationship and saying good luck on the season,” he said on the message from English. “He hasn’t said which position but most likely safety but some schools want me as a running back. I feel like I can play a good role for them.”

The Gators offered Morehead in the summer and ever since then he has wanted to visit Florida and Saturday was just what he expected from a visit to Gainesville.

“I wanted to make it to one of their games to see what it’s like in the Swamp,” Morehead said on what made him want to visit Florida. “It lived up to my expectations.”

Now that Morehead has visited Florida, the athlete knows a few things that he likes about the Gators.

“I mean I like Florida, it’s not a bad school to go to,” he said of his interest in Florida. “I like a lot about them and the Jordan gear is lit.”

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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.