Pittman says the Florida Gators’ coaches are recruiting him hard

This spring the Florida Gators have hosted several prospects from the state of California on campus included receiver Mycah Pittman (6-0, 195, Calabasas, CA. High) who was on campus for the second time this spring.

“It was an awesome visit,” Pittman said of Saturday’s visit. “It was great, it was a great atmosphere there was a lot of people there. The fans were crazy, the love was real and it was just awesome.”

Pittman got the chance to speak with several Gators coaches on Saturday as it was a full day of talking with the staff.

“I talk to [Dan] Mullen and [Billy] Gonzales,” he said of the coaches he spoke to. “I talked to Gonzales for like an hour. So we were just non stop talking.”

Receivers coach Billy Gonzales talked to Pittman about how the Gators would get him involved in the offense if he chooses Florida.

“Really he just told me he likes me and he wants me back,” Pittman said of the message from Gonzales. “He said that I’m the number one receiver on his board and he feels he can move me around and get me the ball a lot and get me some direct snaps. It’s awesome.”

Pittman admits that this time around in Gainesville was a different visit but a better one because of a few things.

“It’s different in the way of the atmosphere,” he said of how this visit was different from the last one. “The atmosphere was different and it was louder. It was fun and I talked to the coaches a little bit longer and more. And just getting to know them more and building that relationship and him just telling me how he would use me.”

Heading into the visit Pittman said that the Gators were doing a good job in the relationship building process and he said Saturday only helped that.

“It’s strengths it a lot, my mom loves the staff,” Pittman said on the Gators building the relationship with him and his mom. “But we’re still going to try and keep our options open and I’m not going to just stay on one school like Florida but they’re a great school and nothing bad about them.”

After the visit, Pittman says five schools are recruiting him the hardest this spring.

“Nebraska, Florida, Alabama, Ohio State, LSU those schools are really on,” Pittman said. “I’m just considering all of them and taking in what the coaches have to say to me.”

Despite those five schools recruiting him the hardest, the receiver says it will likely be a long time before he makes a decision.

“It’s probably signing day,” he said on when he wants to decide. “Just because of my patience’s and I want to take in all of the schools and take all of my officials. But if I get a change of heart and the school turns around and just makes me feel right at home than I’ll probably end up committing sooner.”

There’s a few things that can change that timeline for Pittman and he says so far the Gators are doing those things right.

“Just communication, just constant communication and constant talking,” Pittman said on how a school can get him to commit earlier. “Just making me feel at home and Florida is doing very well at that, they’re definitely riding that. They’re definitely staying in contact and they’re probably the schools on me the hardest, them, Nebraska and Alabama. Just constantly hitting me up on the phone.”

Helping the Gators recruit Pittman to Gainesville is Florida’s new quarterback commit Jalon Jones.

“Yeah, he’s definitely telling me we need you Pittman,” Pittman said of Jalon Jones recruiting him. “He’s like come on over, we need you and come join the family. We love it, it’s an awesome atmosphere, and it’s really cool to have him. Mullen told him to hit me up. I watched his film, he’s a great quarterback, dual threat.”

INSIDERS TAKE: Pittman is high on Florida and the two visits this spring only strengthened his interest in the Gators. The key will be getting Pittman back on campus again this summer or fall.

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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.