Receiver Caleb Douglas ready to officially visit Florida

The Florida Gators inked a nice class last Wednesday as Billy Napier and his staff look to finish strong in February.

Receiver Caleb Douglas (6-3, 185, Missouri City, TX. Hightower) is one of the top guys remaining on the board and the Gators visited him during the contact period two weeks ago.

“It was Coach [Ryan] O’Hara, he came by that Monday,” Douglas said of Florida visiting him. “He said he liked my length, my ball skills and then he was like you have an offer from Florida by the way.”

Douglas was one of the first players to be visited by Napier’s coaching staff and that’s something that stood out to the receiver.

“It meant a lot because I was one of his first offers,” he said on being one of the first to be seen by the new staff. “They hadn’t even been there for a day, and they took the time to come see. I took that in a good way.”

Napier and the rest of the coaching staff has been building a relationship with Douglas over the last week as they prepare to host him on campus next month.

“We’ve been on facetime multiple times with all of the staff members,” Douglas said on if he has talked to Napier yet. “Just chilling really, just catching up and building relationships. Coach Napier is a real genuine man. I like what he’s about.”

New receivers coach Keary Colbert is a name that Douglas is very familiar with and already has a great relationship with that dates back for two years.

“I was committed to him at USC, so we have a good relationship,” he said on Keary Colbert. “He teaches receivers like me; I know for sure he could be my coach. He has done some great stuff with receivers in the past. I always said I would love to play for him, and he got let go at USC and then he came to Florida. That was God telling me that he wanted me to be coached by him.”

Napier and Colbert have explained to Douglas just how he would fit into Florida’s offense and what the receiver brings to the table.

“He said I’m great with 50/50 balls,” Douglas said on the message from the coaches. “They like my length, ball skills and all of that stuff. They like my upside basically.”

Next up for Douglas will be an official visit to Florida as the receiver says he wants to learn more about the school and coaching staff.

“January 14th,” he said on when he will take an official visit to Florida. “I don’t have any other ones planned yet, I just locked in Florida.”

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.