Morris recaps his recent Florida Gators virtual visit

Last week, several underclassmen took virtual visits with the Florida Gators including one of the top quarterbacks in the country.

2022 quarterback MJ Morris (6-1, 175, Carrollton, GA. High) was one of those virtual visitors and he got the chance to see everything Florida has to offer.

“It was really nice, when I went down there for a camp last year I only got to see a couple of buildings so I didn’t get to see the academics and the whole school,” Morris said of his visit to Florida. “It was an eye opening to see what Florida was all about. I got to see everything that I would get to see on a regular visit.”

Strength and conditioning coach Nick Savage spent time with Morris during the visit and explained what he and Florida could do for him.

“He came on and we talked to him for about five or ten minutes,” he said on his talks with Nick Savage. “We asked him a couple of questions but it was very nice meeting him. He said that if you’re going to come to Florida then you’re going to get some of the best strength and conditioning that you would get anywhere in the country.”

Quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson has been the main recruiter for Morris for awhile now and he has explained to the quarterback why his game fits Florida.

“Me and him we’ve been talking on a regular basis, at least once a week,” Morris said of his talks with Brian Johnson. “He’s been telling about his history with quarterbacks, what he sees in me and how their offense is run. He says quarterbacks do well in their offense. He thinks I will fit in great with their offense.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also explained to Morris what he can do to help him grow as a quarterback.

“Coach Mullen says that he thinks that I can be one of the greats to do it,” he said on his talks with Dan Mullen. “I like Coach Mullen a lot and that’s what I’m looking for is a coach that knows what he’s doing with quarterbacks. His main message is that he will get me NFL ready and I will learn how to make all the reads.”

Following the visit Morris says he learned more about the Gators and his interest went up in Florida because of that.

“My interest definitely went up a lot after the visit with seeing how well they’ve done with quarterbacks,” Morris said. “I knew that Coach Mullen and Coach Johnson were big quarterback guys but after the visit it peaked my interest. The academics and opportunities they have to offer is something I liked.”



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.