Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators made big news on Tuesday when he flew around in a helicopter visiting several schools in the state of Georgia.
2020 linebacker Kevin Swint (6-3, 220, Carrollton, GA. High) was one of those guys who received a visit on Tuesday.
“It was pretty good, all of my teammates really liked it when he flew in on the helicopter,” Swint said of Mullen visiting him on Tuesday. “I don’t think my community has seen anything like that in a long time. It was pretty nice to see.”
Mullen and linebackers coach Christian Robinson landed on Carrollton’s High School football field and that was something that Swint had dreamed about.
“Yes sir it does,” he said on if it made him feel like a priority that Mullen flew into see him. “It shows me that they have a lot of interest in me. I’ve never really seen something like that before, I’ve always dreamed about stuff like that but I never thought it would come true that a coach would land a helicopter on my field.”
The Gators coaches spoke with Swint’s coaches and had a message for the 2020 linebacker.
“Just that they wanted to come see me,” Swint said on what Mullen told his coaches on Tuesday. “They want to get me back down to Gainesville soon.”
Swint says that while he couldn’t talk to the coaches in person on Tuesday, he talks to them a lot over the phone.
“I mostly talk to Coach Robinson but I text Coach Mullen every now and then,” he said on the coaches he talks to from Florida. “He says that he wants me to play the outside linebacker/buck position and he thinks that I can really flourish at that position.”
The Gators are a team that Swint likes a lot and he says it’s because of his relationship with Robinson.
“They’re top two with Clemson, I really talk to them [Florida] more than anybody,” Swint said of his interest in Florida. “Me and Coach Robinson have a real good connection, even though he’s young it makes it even better and he relates with me really well. He’s just like an older brother to me and he’s from the state of Georgia.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Swint says he isn’t sure when he will make it down to Gainesville for a visit but he wants to visit soon but he’s in no rush to make a decision on a school.