Pride likes the fight he saw from the Florida Gators against Arkansas

On Saturday afternoon, the Florida Gators hosted two prospects committed to Texas A&M for the Arkansas game including one player who’s from the state of Florida.

Texas A&M defensive back commit Jordan Pride (6-1, 175, Blountstown, FL. High) was back on campus for the first time since the spring on Saturday.

“It was good to be back,” Pride said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “Seeing the atmosphere again, talking to coach a little bit before the game and just getting back. It was just good to be back here.”

Before the game, Pride was able to meet with defensive backs coach Corey Raymond who he talks to on a daily basis.

“It was good to see Coach Raymond again,” he said. “He was asking me how I was and how the season was going and just the same person as last spring. It’s good to know that they still love me here and are still willing to take me.”

Raymond didn’t talk much football with Pride on Saturday, but it was more about catching up with each other.

“He was just making sure I was healthy and how I was feeling,” Pride said on the conversations with Raymond. “It wasn’t really about football, the only thing we talked about with football was he asked how we did last night [Friday]. That was more important to me.”

Pride hasn’t kept in touch with the Gators and he likes a few things about the program and he likes how the team fought on Saturday.

“I say it’s the atmosphere and the relationship with coaches,” he said on what’s important to him about Florida. “Florida fought back hard, and I see that they didn’t give up.”

Next up for Pride will be his official visit to Texas A&M and he’s thinking about taking one to Gainesville.

“I’m still thinking about it,” Pride said on if he will take an official visit to Florida. “They just want me to schedule one. I’m going to Texas A&M for an official visit this week, we have a bye week.”

Two schools are pushing hard for Pride to flip from Texas A&M but he says he’s solid with his commitment.

“Florida and I’ve been talking to Colorado,” he said on schools pushing the hardest to flip him. “The coaches, it’s close to home [what he likes about Florida] but I love Texas A&M. I’m all in with the Aggies.”

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.