Saturday was a chance for several big name prospects to meet and interact with the new Florida Gators coaching staff at junior day as the Gators prepare for the 2019 class.
Defensive back Jaden Davis (5-10, 166, Fort Lauderdale, FL. St. Thomas Aquinas) was one of those big name prospects in town and he enjoyed his junior day experience.
“The visit was great,” Davis said of junior day. “It was another great experience at the Swamp and I had a chance to meet with the new coaches. It was a great day. I loved my visit.”
While on campus Davis got the chance to view all of the facilities and he had several coaches in his ear talking to him.
“I got to tour the school and meet with the academics peoples and the trainers,” he said on what he got to do on Saturday. “I also had a chance to try on the uniforms. I spoke with Coach [Charlton] Warren, Coach [Ron] English, Coach [Billy] Gonzales and Coach [Dan] Mullen.”
Warren spoke at length with Davis about the opportunity he has if he chooses the Florida Gators and the history of defensive backs that have come through the Swamp.
“His message to me was that if you want to compete come to Florida which is ‘DBU’,” Davis said of Warren’s message. “There is no other place like it for defensive backs and I would fit right in the system perfectly.”
While Davis was talking with Warren, the two didn’t get into where Davis would play but he plans to have that conversation with Florida soon.
“He didn’t get into the details of my position in program because of all of the activities going on,” he said. “I plan on getting back up there during the spring so I can really sit down and talk with the defensive staff.”
Head coach Dan Mullen also give Davis a pitch about staying instate and playing college ball in the Swamp.
“He just said that basically if you want to compete and love the game, then Florida is the place for you,” Davis said on Mullen’s message. “They’re going to help you reach the peak of your potential.”
Heading into the visit, Davis was high on the Gators but the new coaching staff helped themselves on Saturday.
“It raised my interested more,” he said. “Because I’m now feeling more comfortable around the coaching staff.”
Despite the high praise for his junior day visit, Davis doesn’t have a leader but does have a timeline for a decision.
“I have a top 10 as of right now,” Davis said. “I plan on committing this summer.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Florida has always been a school that Davis has liked but the new coaching staff has made him feel like a priority and that has caught the defensive back’s attention.