Friday’s practice was full of top notch prospects from the Miami area, one was Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School linebacker Richard Yeargin III.
“I enjoyed the visit today,” Yeargin said. “The coaches were great to me, they were a really good host and showed us a lot of attention during the visit. This visit was really more than I expected it to be. Florida is a great school.”
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Yeargin enjoyed the practice and took note of the intensity that the Gators displayed so early in the morning.
“I loved practice, it was so intense,” Yeargin said. “I really wanted to suit up and get there myself. I was looking for a lot things out there. I was looking at the depth and how I would fit into the defense and if I would have a chance to play there. I made a lot of mental notes but overall, I think I could play defensive line or linebacker there.”
When Yeargin sat down with Will Muschamp, the head coach made sure to tell Yeargin that he wanted a player that was versatile like him.
“He said the sky was the limit for me as a player,” Yeargin said. “He said he wants me really bad and needs me and that he can help me get better as a player. He said that I could play either linebacker or defensive line and that once I got on campus, he would see where I could help out the most.”
Yeargin doesn’t have a leader at this point in his recruitment and doesn’t expect to make a decision for some time but Florida made a move for Yeargin.
“Florida is up there for me right now,” Yeargin said. “I plan to visit again this summer or for a game this fall but I don’t plan to make my decision until National Signing Day.”