Smalls listening to the Florida Gators recruiting pitch

The Florida Gators are back on the road visiting prospects now that the dead period is over and they’re mainly visiting underclassmen as the 2019 class is almost wrapped up for the staff.

2020 defensive end/linebacker Sav’ell Smalls (6-3, 227, Seattle, WA. Garfield) was one guy the coaching staff visited on Monday and that included head coach Dan Mullen.

“Coach Mullen and Coach [Ron] English visited,” Smalls said of which coaches from Florida visited him on Monday. “It went good but they can’t really talk to me since I’m a junior.”

The coaching staff has been talking to Small a lot and their main message to him is about how he’s a fit in Gainesville.

“Just how I would fit in the defense if I came there,” he said on the message from Florida. “They talk about how I fit into the program and how they’d plan on developing me there.”

Safeties coach Ron English has been the main recruiter for Smalls and he has explained just how the 2020 prospect fits into Florida’s defense.

“At the buck position,” Smalls said on where Florida sees him playing at on defense. “I’m able to move around a lot, rush the passer, drop in coverage and stop the run too.”

Smalls who visited Florida last July says he has a lot of interest in the Gators and Florida’s head man is showing him a lot of interest as well.

“I talk to them a good amount, I text with Coach Mullen,” he said on his interest and how much he talks to Florida. “They’re going to be in my top schools when they’re released soon. It’s an elite education in arguably the best conference in college football.”

The Gators and the rest of college football will have to wait awhile for Smalls to make a decision but he could be in Gainesville again for another visit.

“I’m going to announce in December,” Smalls said on when he wants to decide. “I’ll definitely be back to Florida some time soon.”

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.