Umanmielen enjoys his first visit to see the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators are looking to finish up strong on the defensive line and this weekend they brought in their lone remaining target at the position for an official visit.

Defensive end Princely Umanmielen (6-4, 249, Manor, TX. High) was on campus for the first time this weekend.

“I liked it, I liked it a lot,” Umanmielen said of his visit to Florida. “The town, the facilities, I liked everything.

Defensive line coach David Turner explained to Umanmielen just why he’s a priority for the Gators right now.

“They were telling me that I’m a need because they didn’t sign any outside guys,” he said on the message from David Turner. “They only have one on the roster and things like that.”

Turner also showed Umanmielen some film of how he would be used in the Gators defense if he picks Florida in two weeks.

“I liked it, he had pulled up some film of them for me,” Umanmielen said on how he thinks he fits into the defense. “I can see myself playing in that style of defense. He sees me playing straight end but if they see any mismatches then I’ll move around. They showed me film on #92 [Jabari Zuniga] and #17 [Zach Carter].”

While on campus, Umanmielen was hosted by another defensive lineman who explained to the defensive end why the Gators are needing more bodies at the position.

“Kyree [Campbell],” he said on who his player host was this weekend. “Really just the same thing, they were saying last year during camp they were tired because they didn’t have any depth and that it’s just a great place to be.”

Despite this being the first time on campus for Umanmielen he says the visit was good and helped the Gators chances.

“Yeah, it does help them a lot,” Umanmielen said on how this visit helped Florida. “The food, the city and just the players really.”

Next up for Umanmielen will be another SEC visit as four schools remain in the mix for him.

“Next week I should be at Auburn,” he said on where he will visit next. “Florida, Texas, Baylor and Auburn are in the mix.”

On February 5th when Umanmielen gets ready to decide he knows what will factor into his decision.

“Really talking it over with my parents and comparing the schools,” Umanmielen said on what will play into his decision. “Distance isn’t a factor to me but it’s a factor to my parents but Coach Mullen is supposed to come talk to my mom tomorrow [Monday] so we will see how it goes.”

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.