Simpson has an amazing virtual visit with the Florida Gators

On Tuesday, the Florida Gators started another week of virtual visits and they welcomed one of the top quarterbacks in the class of 2022 on a visit.

2022 quarterback Ty Simpson (6-2, 185, Martin, TN. Westview) took a virtual visit with the Gators on Tuesday and enjoyed the visit.

“It was amazing,” Simpson said of his virtual visit with Florida. “Getting to meet all of the coaches, really the whole Gators coaching staff was welcoming me and my family. It was just an awesome feeling, I got to see everything and they answered all of my mom’s questions.”

Simpson was impressed with the time and effort the Gators put into the virtual visit and how they made things seem as real as possible.

“How clear it was, everything was on point,” he said on what stood out about the visit. “They said the pandemic was going on but they were going to make the best of it with the computer. They showed me everything from video to asking questions. It was very structured. It showed everything.”

Head coach Dan Mullen explained to Simpson why his quarterback background could help Simpson if he came to Gainesville.

“His quarterback development and how all of his quarterbacks have had success,” Simpson said on the message from Mullen. “He said that if I do decide to come to Florida that it isn’t going to be easy and I’m going to have work for everything I get.”

Mullen also explained to Simpson why his game fits what the Gators are looking for out of a quarterback.

“One because I’m a coach’s kid and I’ve been throwing for Dan Mullen since the 7th grade,” he said on what the coaching staff likes about his game. “Also because of my arm strength, timing and accuracy. Coach Mullen thinks that I can make things happen and get outside of the pocket when needed.”

Simpson had interest in the Gators before Tuesday’s visit but the visit helped the Gators chances with him even more.

“Yes it did,,” Simpson said on if Tuesday’s visit helped Florida’s chances with him. “Having all the coaching staff, the training staff, the recruiting staff on there was cool to see that. Coach Mullen stayed on there the whole time, talking to my mom and it was cool to see.”

The quarterback wasn’t the only one impressed by Tuesday’s visit as his mom also enjoyed the virtual visit.

“She was very impressed with the academics and where the campus is,” he said on his mom’s thoughts on the visit. “She likes Gainesville itself, she was just real excited about the hospitality there and how caring they were.”

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.