Sutton enjoys his first visit to see the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators hosted several top out of state underclassmen on Saturday for the second junior day of the year.

2021 offensive lineman Eli Sutton (6-7, 278, Brentwood, TN. Academy) was on campus for his first visit to Gainesville.

“The trip was pretty good in general, I wish I would’ve gotten more 1-on-1 time with the coaches but it was a pretty big day,” Sutton said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “I just did the normal junior day things on the itinerary, I’ve never seen the campus so I got to look around a bit and the academic facility and wow it’s incredible.”

While on campus on Saturday, Sutton got the chance to talk to two of Florida’s coaches and they gave him a message.

“Coach [Christian] Robinson and Coach [John] Hevesy,” he said on the coaches he got to talk to on Saturday. “They just said that I love that you’re here, we want to get you down more often, keep getting bigger and stronger.”

Saturday was the first time for Sutton to see offensive line coach John Hevesy in action and he liked what he seen from the offensive line and the Gators assistant coach.

“From the little I saw, he seems a like a great coach and a good person,” Sutton said on his impressions of Hevesy at practice. “His unit was really good last year and I would like to assume they would get even better this year.”

Sutton has been hearing from Florida a lot so far in his recruitment and he thinks highly of the program that Dan Mullen is building.

“They seem like a great program and a group of people,” he said on his impressions of Florida. “They’re high on my list and I would like to keep visiting to keep learning about the program as a whole.”

The Gators aren’t the only SEC or big name team recruiting Sutton as several other schools are after the 2021 lineman.

“South Carolina, Michigan, Virginia, Florida, Tennessee and LSU is who I hear from, from time to time,” Sutton said on the schools recruiting him hard.

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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.