Scott enjoys his first trip to see the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators coaching staff has had no problem getting prospects to visit campus since Dan Mullen arrived in town and that continued at Friday Night Lights for the staff.

One player came across the country to visit Gainesville when 2020 receiver Gee Scott Jr. (6-3, 200, Sammamish, WA. Eastside Catholic) made the trip to Florida in July.

“It was really good,” Scott said of his visit to Florida. “It was good to get the opportunity to go down there and spend some time on campus and get to see the ins and outs of what it’s to be a Gator.”

The Gators offered Scott in early July and getting the chance to see things for the first time was a big reason he made the trip to Gainesville.

“Obviously to be able to visit the campus and to see what goes into being a Gator and a student-athlete there,” he said on why he decided to visit Florida. “And then also I just wanted to compete and I saw the opportunity to be able to go down there and compete against some of the best in the country.”

Since Scott is just a junior, contact is limited for him but he was able to have a good conversation with receivers coach Billy Gonzales while on campus.

“When I was there I was mainly talking with Billy Gonzales the receivers coach,” Scott said on the coach from Florida he speaks to the most. “He was letting me know that his big powerhouse class is getting ready to graduate so that this 2020 class is going to make or break them at receiver so he needs people to come in and be ready to step in and play right away.”

Scott also got the chance to talk to head coach Dan Mullen during the visit to Gainesville.

“I talked with him in his office for a little bit,” he said on his talks with Dan Mullen. “It was about 10 percent of the conversation was football related and the rest was life related. He was seeing how everything was going and he was telling me some of the advances that they’re getting ready to put on Florida’s campus.”

The 2020 receiver has already done his research on Mullen and is impressed by the Gators head coach’s resume.

“Yeah for sure,” Scott said on if Mullen’s past has his attention. “To see what he has under his belt already shows what he can do. His goal is to get them back to where they were at during his first time there.”

Despite it being a long ways from home, Scott wants to get back down to Gainesville for another visit.

“That’s something that I want to do and is a goal of mine,” he said on getting back down to Florida for another visit. “That would be great.”

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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.