Pouncey enjoys Florida Gators junior day visit

n Saturday several of the Florida Gators top targets were on campus to watch the Gators practice and also attend the second junior day of the spring.

Defensive back Ethan Pouncey (6-1, 160, Winter Park, FL. High) was one of those guys on campus and this was his second trip in the last two months to Gainesville.

“It was great, I loved it,” Pouncey said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “I already came here once so I just took the pictures, talked with Coach [Dan] Mullen and then went to the practice.”

While at practice, Pouncey paid a lot of attention to the defensive backs and he was impressed by the Gators practice.

“Practice was fast, which I liked,” he said of his impressions of Florida’s practice. “There was an up-tempo pace which I’m used too. The defensive backs looked official like they know what they were doing. Everything was organized.”

Before practice started, Pouncey had the chance to sit down with head coach Dan Mullen and get a message from the head man himself.

“I actually talked to Coach Mullen the most,” Pouncey said. “He said we need guys like you to get to where we want to be which is the national championship.”

After talking with Mullen, Pouncey had the chance to talk with defensive backs coach Torrian Gray.

“I also talked with Coach Gray,” he said. “He told me that they like to come up and press and play man to man which suits my playing style.”

One thing that was new to Pouncey on Saturday was seeing a familiar face on the Gators coaching staff in Keiwan Ratliff.

“It actually made a difference for me because he’s a family friend,” Pouncey said on if the addition of Ratliff helps Florida. “I felt more comfortable being there with him there.”

After visiting Gainesville on Saturday, Pouncey says his interest in Florida went up and he has a few schools standing out to him.

“The schools I visited Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Florida are my top schools right now,” he said. “I have high interest in Florida right now.

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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.