Petit-Frere still trying to decide on official visits for January

One of the biggest holes that Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen needs to fill before signing day is offensive linemen and the Gators are in on several big targets.

One of those targets is offensive lineman Nick Petit-Frere (6-6, 272, Tampa, FL. Berkeley Prep) who is still trying to figure out who will get visits from him next month.

“Nothing planned,” Petit-Frere said on if he has any visits planned. “I have three left. I still haven’t made any decisions on who I’m ruling out or who I’m visiting.”

Petit-Frere has dozens of school still trying to get one of his three remaining visits and he says they’re turning up the heat as of late.

“There’s been a good amount of people trying to make a push right now,” he said on which schools are recruiting him hard. “I’m just trying to go through the process right now and try to eliminate some people.”

Florida is one of those schools trying to get a visit and two of the Gators newest coaches have reached out to the lineman.

“I talked to Coach [John] Hevesy and Coach Mullen,” Petit-Frere said on which coaches from Florida he has talked to. “Coach Hevesy was just trying to tell me who he was and how their program is and what they brought to Mississippi State.”

Petit-Frere doesn’t know a lot about Mullen but he’s in the process of learning about the Gators new coach.

“He’s a good coach,” he said on what he knows about Mullen. “I’m just going to keep learning and going through the recruiting process.”

Heading into signing day, Petit-Frere says he knows what he’s looking for out of a school.

“Just where I feel comfortable,” Petit-Frere said on what will go into his final decision. “A school that I can be successful not only football wise but academically too.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Alabama seems to be the team most talked about with Petit-Frere followed by Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Florida. This process will go to signing day for the offensive lineman.

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.