Omosigho has the Florida Gators in his top two following his visit to UF

The Florida Gators coaching staff hosted two-midweek official visitors this past Monday including an out-of-state prospect.

Linebacker Samuel Omosigho (6-1, 208, Crandall, TX. High) was on campus from Monday until Wednesday and enjoyed his first trip to town.

“The visit was awesome,” Omosigho said of his official visit. “I really got to experience what the team’s daily life is like. The highlight was the Gainesville environment and the comradeship amongst the players on the team.”

While on campus, Omosigho was hosted by a freshman linebacker who explained to the Texas native what being a Gator is like.

“My player host was Shemar James,” he said. “He’s the same age as me and he just told me how the place [Florida] takes you in and treats you like a family.”

Omosigho also got the chance to be around the coaches a lot and watch film with them as they showed him how he would fit into the defense.

“I spent the most time with Coach [Jay] Bateman,” Omosigho said of the coach he was with the most. “He said he sees me as an inside linebacker that could play early. We sat down with Coach [Patrick] Toney to watch some film and to see how I would fit in the playing scheme and how I could make an impact in the defense quickly.”

Head coach Billy Napier also met with Omosigho and both he and the rest of the staff left a big impression on the linebacker.

“He’s a wise coach,” he said on his impressions of Napier. “His players and coaches have a lot of respect for him which builds a good area and culture at Florida. I really enjoyed the staff and their energy.”

Following the visit, Omosigho says the Gators are now one of his top two teams as he gets ready to make a decision soon.

“I’m very interested in Florida and they’re in my top two with Oklahoma,” Omosigho said of his interest in Florida. “They made a great impression and showed a lot of love for me.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Omosigho says he wants to announce his decision on June 30th between Florida and Oklahoma.

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.