It has been slow for the Florida Gators coaching staff on the recruiting front as of late since the dead period is still ongoing until January.
However that could change later this month when 2022 athlete Sam McCall (6-0, 180, Lakeland, FL. Lake Gibson) announce his decision as he says he talks to the Gators a lot.
“I talk to them everyday, Coach [Billy] Gonzales actually just texted me,” McCall said of Florida. “I usually talk to Coach Gonzales, Coach [Dan] Mullen and Coach [Torrian] Gray hits me up too.”
Defensive backs coach Torrian Gray has explained to McCall just how he would like to use the athlete on defense but Dan Mullen has also expressed interest of him playing on offense some as well.
“He says that at 6-2, or 6-3 that I can play all over the field,” he said on where Gray wants him to play. “He says I will play free safety but when they’re going against a top receiver then I will match up with him. Coach Mullen and Coach Gonzales say I can play receiver and some wildcat quarterback from time to time too.”
McCall like that Mullen is personally recruiting him as they’ve built a solid relationship and Mullen has told him just why Florida is the place to be.
“At first it was really exciting but every time I go up there I talk to him now,” McCall said on Mullen personally recruiting him. “He always talk to me about Florida and the academics that I will be set up with and how Florida is a home for me.”
The athlete has visited Florida many of times in the past and McCall says he likes a few things about the Gators and their history.
“I like how they produce defensive backs that stay in the league a long time instead of just two or three years,” he said on what he likes about Florida. “I like the academics and what they can do for me if I were to go there.”
McCall will announce his decision on October 28th and he says a few schools are still in the mix for him heading into the decision.
“I talk to Florida State almost everyday and Alabama hits me up from time to time,” McCall said on the other teams in the mix for him. “I’m looking for a place to feel like home after I leave high school. I want to be able to early enroll so I can get to school early.”