Robinson enjoys his time with Torrian Gray during junior day

The Florida Gators hosted several instate prospects on Saturday for the first junior day of the new year.

2020 defensive back Jahquez Robinson (6-2, 180, Jacksonville, FL. Sandalwood) was one of those on campus and he got to hang out with new defensive backs coach Torrian Gray.

“It was great, I got the chance to talk with Coach Torrian [Gray] a lot,” Robinson said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “We didn’t really get to tour the campus but we got to talk to the coaches, we went inside the weight room and watched the strength and conditioning coach and stuff like that.”

Gray offered Robinson last week and on Saturday the Gators assistant coach got to meet the family of Robinson.

“I’ve been talking to him a couple of times on the phone already,” he said of his talks with Gray. “But he got a chance to meet my dad and my little brother this time and he was with me most of the time.”

While on campus, Robinson was also able to talk to several players about how Gray and how they like the defensive backs coach.

“I got to talk to a couple of players about him too,” Robinson said of Gray. “I got to talk to Jaydon Hill, Trey Dean and a few others about how they like Coach Torrian. They said they like him even more.”

Gray explained to Robinson how he would fit into the defense when the Gators offered him last week but on Saturday there wasn’t much football talked about.

“We didn’t really talk about that,” he said of Gray talking to him about football. “We talked about personal stuff, about my family and stuff. He sat down and ate with us and stuff but we mainly talked about my personal life than football.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also got the chance to speak with Robinson on Saturday and shared a short message with him.

“I got to talk to him briefly but he was busy with all the commits and other players there too,” Robinson said of talking with Mullen. “He said he was happy to see me there and stuff like that.”

This was the first time for Robinson to visit Gainesville since Mullen arrived and the cornerback can tell that things are changing at Florida.

“Yeah you can definitely tell the coaches have changed since the last time I’ve been there,” he said on his thoughts on the program. “Coach Gray is changing stuff around and the defensive coordinator is happy to have him there. Coach Mullen said they’re going to win a national championship soon and I can tell why the players are happy too.”

Heading into the visit Robinson had high interest in the Gators but he says that interest improved even more after Saturday.

“It definitely did,” Robinson said on if this visit helped Florida in his mind. “Florida is always going to be DBU, they have CJ Henderson and Marco Wilson now, they’re always going to have that DB tradition so that I could learn from them.”

 

INSIDERS TAKE: Robinson is visiting Miami on Sunday for their junior day and the cornerback says he’s going to keep his recruitment until sometime in his senior year.

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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.