Perkins recaps his latest Florida Gators virtual visit

Last week several out of state prospects took virtual visits with the Florida Gators including a Texas native.

2022 linebacker Harold Perkins (6-2, 190, Cypress, TX. Cy Park) was on a virtual visit and enjoyed his time in Gainesville.

“The visit was fire,” Perkins said of his visit with Florida. “The new facilities that they’re building are going to be legit. I don’t know what I was expecting doing a virtual visit but I wasn’t expecting that. It was exciting and I can’t wait to actually go watch a game and feel the atmosphere in the Swamp.”

While on the visit Perkins had the chance to talk to several different people including a few current players.

“I got to talk to the entire staff and two players, Derek Wingo and Tyron Hopper,” he said on who all he got to talk too. “Everyone seemed so genuinely excited to talk to me.”

The coaching staff didn’t get into specifics about where Perkins would play but the linebacker does know what Florida can do with guys at his position.

“We didn’t really talk about how they want to use me on the field,” Perkins said of his talks with the staff. “They do a really good job with outside linebackers and edge rushers so I’m pretty sure they know where I would be most effective at.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also spoke at length with Perkins on the visit and the linebacker enjoyed his talk with the head coach.

“Coach Mullen was just excited to get a chance to talk with me a bit,” he said on his talks with Mullen. “He just seemed super excited to get me down for a visit to really take in everything the Swamp has to offer.”

Perkins admits that he likes a few things about the Gators program but wants to see things in person before narrowing down his list of schools.

“My interest in Florida is the same as any other schools recruiting me at the moment,” Perkins said on his interest in Florida. “Once I actually get to visit the schools and meet coaches, players and fans in person than I’ll start to put things in order. But I do like Florida’s fan base they showed so much love to me over Twitter it’s crazy.”



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.