The Florida Gators are very “appealing” to Vandagriff

The wave of visitors visiting the Florida Gators this spring continued on Monday when the Gators hosted a few prospects for yet another spring practice.

2021 quarterback Brock Vandagriff (6-3, 188, Bogart, GA. Prince Avenue Christian School) was on campus on Monday for his second visit to Gainesville this year.

“The visit was great,” Vandagriff said of his visit to Florida on Monday. “We had a campus tour and got to talk with several coaches. We have done everything they said we could do between the two visits now.”

Vandagriff got to watch the Gators go through spring practice for the first time and he was impressed by Florida’s offense.

“Practice was very fast paced, it was fun to watch with high energy,” he said on his thoughts on Florida’s practice on Monday. “The offense is similar to what we run in high school so that would not be a problem for me. It’s a fun system to be in and play in. The quarterbacks are always working at practice and I like that. I believe in maximizing your time on the field.”

Quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson also talked with Vandagriff on Monday and explained how the quarterback would fit into Florida’s offense.

“He said that I was one of his top targets at quarterback and he wants me in their quarterback room,” Vandagriff said on Johnson’s message to him. “He likes my film and he says at Florida that they adapt their offense to the skillset of the quarterback. He says I have to be a willing runner when needed and be able to make decisions quickly.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also had a message for Vandagriff about what playing quarterback at Florida means.

“He was letting me know all of the other things that come from being the quarterback at the University of Florida,” he said on Mullen’s message to him. “You will get too much credit when you win and you get too much blame when you lose. He expects a lot out of the quarterback and the more the quarterback can do, the more successful the offense will be.”

Vandagriff has shown his interest in the Gators is real after being on campus twice now and he explained why he likes Florida.

“Florida has always been attractive to me but being able to talk with Coach Mullen and really hear all the stuff he does makes Florida very attractive,” Vandagriff said on if Mullen’s past helps Florida. “Florida is appealing to me because of the man in charge. Coach Mullen is the main factor at Florida. Everything else is a bonus, the weather, the food, the location and the facilities are all great.”

Despite the two visits to Gainesville, Vandagriff says no school is leading at this time but several are after him hard.

“No leaders,” he said. “Oklahoma, Tennessee, LSU, Auburn and Florida are all recruiting me pretty hard but I’ll make a decision this time next year.”

 

INSIDERS TAKE: Florida has put itself in good shape early on for Vandagriff who really likes Dan Mullen and his offense.

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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 Rivals.com, 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.