Summerall sees his “best college game” in the Swamp

Prospects have been calling the Florida Gators win over LSU the best atmosphere they’ve been in and defensive end Lloyd Summerall (6-5, 205, Lakeland, FL. High) had the same reaction.

Summerall who was in the Swamp for the first time on Saturday enjoyed the Gators atmosphere in the Swamp and the way the fans acted.

“Amazing atmosphere, it was crazy,” Summerall said on the atmosphere in the Swamp. “Just seeing the fans how they acted and how they reacted to different plays. It was nice, it was electric.”

The defensive end admitted that he was paying close attention to the defensive line and Summerall liked how one Gator in particular played.

“I was very involved and watching [Jachai] Polite,” he said on how involved into the game he was. “Seeing how he was coming off the ball strong and heavy, it was a great experience.”

Summerall has noticed a difference in the Gators defensive line under defensive line coach Sal Suneri this year.

“The way everyone was getting off the ball,” Summerall said on what he likes about Florida’s pass rush. “I kind of can relate because I get off fast just like that. Getting with Coach Sal [Sunseri] and Coach [Todd] Grantham they will put those same techniques with me.”

On Saturday, Summerall got the red carpet treatment and spoke to several different coaches and got a message from those guys.

“I got to talk to everybody really,” he said on the coaches he spoke to on Saturday. “They said come be a Gator, you can be doing the same thing Polite and the other guys are doing.”

Next up for Summerall, the defensive end plans to start taking official visits and he already has one planned.

“I got Nebraska vs. Michigan State official that’s sometime in November,” Summerall said on upcoming visits. “Other than that I haven’t scheduled anything. I might do two during the season and three afterwards. Definitely Florida and Miami, maybe LSU or Auburn will get one.”

The Gators aren’t the only school heavily recruiting Summerall as the defensive end says several other schools are after him.

“Florida, I talk to them frequently,” he said on the schools he talks to the most. “Miami, Nebraska, Auburn, Penn State and Tennessee. A handful of schools I talk to.”

While Summerall didn’t want to name a leader out of that group of schools, he admitted he has a lot of interest in the Gators and Saturday’s game was big for him.

“Florida is very high on my list,” he said on where Florida ranks in his decision. “This game just gave me an outlook on everything, it was probably the best college game I’ve ever been too.”

The Gators and the other schools won’t have to wait too much longer for a decision from Summerall as the defensive end is going to sign early.

“I’m going to sign in December,” Summerall said on when he wants to sign. “If my classes are done then I’ll be enrolling in January.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Florida and Miami still stick out to Summerall but the defensive end is going to go through the process before making a decision.



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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, 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.