The Florida Gators started out their summer camp sessions on Saturday and several prospects made the trip to campus to work with the coaches.
2021 quarterback Brock Vandagriff (6-3, 199, Bogart, GA. Prince Avenue Christian School) was one of those guys on campus and he got to work with both quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson and head coach Dan Mullen.
“The visit was pretty good, I was glad that I got to throw in front of the coaches,” Vandagriff said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “It was a relaxed environment, it was fun.”
While working with the coaches, both coaches had some tips to help Vandagriff improve his mechanics.
“It was good, Coach Johnson was telling me some stuff with my lower body to help me out,” he said on working with the coaches on Saturday. “Coach Mullen was telling me to be consistent with my left arm when I throw because it can cause some inaccuracy.”
The 2021 quarterback has been on campus several times in the past but he admits getting to work with the coaches is a big part of his recruitment.
“It’s one of the most important things to be honest,” Vandagriff said on how important it’s to work with the coaches in his recruitment. “I want to see how they’re going to coach me when I’m on their campus and in the environment because that’s what will happen the next 3-4 years that I’m on campus.”
After camp was over, Vandagriff received a recruiting pitch from both coaches as they continue to make the 2021 quarterback a priority.
“They’re just telling me that I’m one of their top targets for the 2021 class,” he said on the recruiting message from Florida. “They’re starting to put the heat on me, I like it to be honest, they’re just showing me that they want me.”
Vandagriff has been a lot of visits during his recruitment but something happened on Saturday that he had never experienced and it was big thing for the Gators.
“Honestly this is the first time this has ever happened out of anywhere we’ve been but Coach Johnson put together a power point for me,” Vandagriff. “It was of plays, probably 10 plays from my high school highlights and then he put 10 plays of Florida’s film back to back just showing exactly how much of a transition it would be. It wouldn’t be bad at all because we run some of the same stuff.”
Now that Vandagriff has had a chance to work the coaches, the quarterback says he has a lot of interest in the Gators and they check the needed boxes in his recruitment.
“I’m probably as comfortable with Florida as I am with anyone,” he said of his interest in Florida. “I’ve been there three times this year and I’ve met with Coach Johnson all three times that I’ve been there. They check all of the boxes with them being able to coach me this time.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Vandagriff says he may visit Florida again for Friday Night Lights but it will depend on his high school schedule. Vandagriff also plans to throw for Georgia and Oklahoma coaches this week.