Powell has a great official visit to see the Florida Gators

After hosting three official visitors over the weekend, the Florida Gators hosted a rare midweek official visitor this week.

Defensive end Antwaun Powell (6-3, 234, Portsmouth, VA. I.C. Norcom) was on campus from Monday to Wednesday and enjoyed his time in Gainesville.

“It was a great visit,” Powell said of his official visit to Florida. “I got to spend time with the players and got to meet with Coach [Dan] Mullen, Coach [Torrian] Gray and Coach [Todd] Grantham. I had a good time.”

Powell got a lot of time with the coaching staff but he also had a chance to relax with one of Florida’s current defensive lineman.

“Kyree [Campbell] was the host,” he said. “We just kicked it at his house and played some games. He said that Florida is a good school because the coaches mean what they say and they treat you like family.”

While on campus, defensive coordinator Todd Grantham explained to Powell how the Gators see him fitting into Florida’s defense if he chooses the Gators for college.

“They want me at what they call the BUCK position,” Powell said on where Grantham wants him to play. “I think it fits me well and Coach Grantham showed me some film of [Jachai] Polite and he thinks that the position fits me well.”

Powell also had the chance to meet at length with head coach Dan Mullen who had a message for the defensive end.

“He said that he coaches you hard so if I come to Florida to be prepared to be a hard worker,” he said on the message from Mullen. “I like that and I like everyone at Florida, they seem like great coaches.”

Now that Powell has visited Florida, the defensive end walked away with high praise for the Gators.

“They are high up there,” Powell said of his interest in the Gators.


INSIDERS TAKE: Powell plans to make a decision in early July and the Gators along with Virginia Tech are the two teams talked about the most with the defensive end.

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.