Westphal says he made the right decision with the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators have picked up several new commits during the dead period and several of those guys were on campus on Saturday for the Grill in the Ville cookout event.

Offensive line commit Fletcher Westphal (6-8, 335, Leesburg, VA. Tuscarora) was on campus for the first time since committing and he enjoyed just having fun with the other commits.

“It was amazing, now that I’m committed just out here having fun with the guys now,” Westphal said on his trip to Florida on Saturday. “It was great, it was fun. That was the whole point of this visit was to get acquainted with all of the commits and I did that. I had a great time.”

Westphal spent a lot of time with the commits and current players and the lineman walked away feeling like he made the right decision by committing to Florida.

“It was definitely great, I definitely think I made the right decision,” he said on meeting all of the commits. “Just being around all of the players. I’ve been around a lot of other schools and recruits and just seeing them together, I think this is more of a family, like a brotherhood type of vibe around here.”

Saturday was the first time for Westphal to meet his future quarterback in DJ Lagway and now he’s ready to get on the field with the quarterback.

“It was my first time actually meeting him in person,” Westphal said on meeting Lagway. “Just meeting him and seeing how big he is and how well put together he is, he’s definitely a guy I want to be blocking for.”

Westphal says he doesn’t plan to take any other visits besides getting back down to Gainesville for a game this fall.

“I’ve shut down my recruitment, I’m a Florida commit,” he said on if he will visit anywhere else. “I haven’t made any decisions on which games, but I will be down here for at least two games.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Westphal says his family is looking to move to the Tampa area in January when he moves to Gainesville for school.

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.