Whittemore talks potential position change and Florida Gators visit

1It was one of the busiest weekends for Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators coaching staff as 14 prospects were on official visits in Gainesville this weekend.

Athlete commit Trent Whittemore (6-3, 190, Gainesville, FL. Buchholz) had to make a short drive to campus this weekend and enjoyed his jammed pack weekend.

“I enjoyed it, it was good,” Whittemore said of the visit to Florida this weekend. “Friday we had a big meal, Saturday we got to tour the facilities, go to the basketball game and see a practice which was cool because it was like an in season practice. Then got to hang out with some of the current players too.”

Whittemore has been committed well over a year now so this weekend was just about getting comfortable with everyone.

“Just kind of get to know some of the current players,” he said on what he wanted to get out of this weekend’s trip to Florida. “Just kind of see what the everyday schedule is for the team.”

The Gators put Whittemore with a player host on the offensive side of the ball and he was able to tell the athlete commit just how things are once he gets on campus.

“Lucas Krull was,” he said on who his player host was. “He’s a super cool guy, real friendly. He gave me good insight about the lift of a student-athlete. He was real cool.”

For much of Whittemore’s recruitment, he has been talked about as a safety but that changed this weekend when Whittemore met with the coaching staff.

“I think I’m probably going to come in as a receiver now,” Whittemore said on where he will play at once he gets to Florida. “I got to spend some time with Coach [Billy] Gonzales, they just kind of said that’s where they see me fitting best at and that’s fine with me. They want me to be multiple.”

Before Whittemore left campus on Sunday, he and his parents got to sit down with Mullen to talk about everything to do with his enrollment.

“It was me and my parents and we just talked about a lot,” he said of his meeting with Mullen. “A lot of different stuff it was more logistical type of things like where I’m going to live. More parent questions.”

Next up the athlete commit will be his signing ceremony that will take place in just a few weeks.

“I’m signing on the 19th,” Whittemore said of what’s next for him. “I’m going to enrolling over the summer.”

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.