Scott impressed by the Gators’ intensity during spring scrimmage

The Florida Gators had a lot of visitors on campus this past weekend as they hosted their final scrimmage before the spring game this weekend.

Defensive end Richard Scott (6-4, 235, Fort Lauderdale, FL. St. Thomas Aquinas) was on campus and got to see a lot of what the Gators have to offer both on and off the field.

“It was good, good visit,” Scott said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “A lot of hospitality, it felt like home. We watched the scrimmage and I looked at the housing for the freshmen. I was at the meetings in the morning.”

Scott spent the scrimmage watching the Gators defensive line and in particular the edge group and he liked how one player performed.

“I was watching my position, the whole defensive line was getting after it,” he said on what he liked during the scrimmage. “They had a good day today [Saturday]. #19 [TJ] Searcy he batted down a ball and someone else intercepted it.”

The defensive lineman focused on the defense during the scrimmage, but he noticed that the offense battled and that caught Scott’s attention.

“Those boys looked good,” he said on how he thought the team looked. “I felt like at first the defense came out and was dominating but the offense fought back towards the end. It was real intense.”

After the scrimmage Scott had the chance to meet with outside linebackers coach Mike Peterson who had a message for him.

“They like me at the edge,” Scott said on where Mike Peterson wants him at. “It was good to connect with him. He’s big on family, he tells me all the time that he treats those guys like his own kids.”

Next up for Scott could be another visit but his spring camp is right around the corner and then he plans to set some official visits.

“I might be going to West Virginia next,” he said on what’s next for him. “I plan to set officials after the spring.”

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.