Two assistants visit Holley

Defensive linemen are a top priority for the Gators in the Class of 2014.  On Tuesday, Florida visited one of their top targets.

Brooklyn (N.Y.) Abraham Lincoln defensive tackle Thomas Holley received a visit from not one, but two Gator assistant coaches.

“Coach (Travaris) Robinson and coach (Brian) White visited me,” Holley said. “It was great that they came to visit me and they told my coach that they were really interested in me. They told my coach that they would be back up for a second visit to see me workout because this time I was in class.”

Robinson and White were able to talk to Holley’s coach and told him some things to relay to the 6-foot-5, 290-pound Holley.

“They were asking my coach how my grades were and how I was doing,” Holley said. “They wanted to know more about me and they said that they want dudes that can play ball and play early. They told my coach that I was well mannered person and that I had a great head on my shoulders. It felt pretty good for them to say that about me.”

For Holley, today’s visit from Florida was big and meant a lot. The visit also helped Holley learn more about the Gators.

“I learned a lot more about Florida and the coaches,” Holley said. “I like them a lot and I think I can play defensive tackle for them but if they want me to play something else, I’m ok with that too.”

For Holley, he has several teams standing out for him and also has several visits lined up for this summer.

“I like Florida a lot and they are high on my list with Florida State, Alabama, Notre Dame, USC and Miami,” Holley said. “I plan to visit all of the Florida schools in May or June and after that, I’ll sit down and get a top list of schools and weigh the pro’s and con’s with each.”

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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.