Webb likes the Florida Gators after he visited Gainesville

Last week the Florida Gators hosted a lot of prospects on campus during the week and the weekend as recruits were able to watch the Gators go through spring practice.

Outside linebacker Phillip Webb (6-4, 210, Buford, GA. Lanier) was on campus and got to do several things while on campus.

“The visit was great,” Webb said of his visit to Florida. “I got to talk with the coaches, tour the campus, academic center and see all of the other facilities at Florida.”

While on campus, Webb got to talk to several of the Florida Gators coaches and he got a message from the coaching staff.

“I talked to Coach [Dan] Mullen, Coach [Todd] Grantham and Coach [Christian] Robinson,” he said on the coaches he talked to. “They were just talking about being the best you can be and doing things the right way.”

Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham talked to Webb about how he would fit into the Gators defense and where Florida wants him to play at on defense.

“Coach Grantham sees me more as an outside backer and edge rusher,” Webb said on where Florida sees him playing. “He said that I fit in good and I would be their Will/Buck if I come there.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also had the chance to sit down and talk with Webb and give him a message about the Gators as well.

“He talked about how they get the best out of their student athletes,” he said of Mullen’s message to him. “He said he wants me but he wants me to be the best I can be.”

This was Webb’s first visit to Gainesville but he came away from the visit with high praise for the Gators.

“I like Florida,” Webb said of his interest in Florida. “They’ve traditionally been a good football program and Florida is a team to look out for in the future.”

Webb currently has 43 offers but he says a few schools are recruiting him harder than others right now.

“I don’t have any top schools right now,” he said. “But a few schools that are recruiting me hard are Florida State, Florida, LSU, Oklahoma, Auburn, Alabama and Notre Dame.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Webb says he doesn’t have a decision date in mind but he does plan to return to Gainesville for another visit.

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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 Rivals.com, 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.