Wilcox breaks down his junior visit and Florida Gators commitment

Several of the Florida Gators 2021 commits were on campus on Saturday for the Gators big junior day event.

Tight end commit Gage Wilcox (6-4, 228, Tampa, FL. Jefferson) was one of those on campus this weekend and he got to hang out with new tight ends coach Tim Brewster during the visit.

“It was a good visit,” Wilcox said of his visit to Florida. “I hung out with all the coaches, Coach [Dan] Mullen and Coach Brew [Tim Brewster] mainly, I had a great time.”

This was the first time on campus for Wilcox since he committed to the Gators and he admits that it was a different feeling during the visit.

“It felt different for sure,” he said on his visit to Florida since committing. “I felt like I was at home to be honest with you. Everyone was friendly and happy to see me.”

Brewster has talked to Wilcox about how he sees him fitting into Florida’s offense and how he can contribute.

“He sees me replacing [Kyle] Pitts,” Wilcox said on the message from Brewster. “He sees me being a great ball player as well as being able to come in and get big in the trenches.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also let Wilcox know on Saturday that he has been one of his top targets for a long time now.

“He said he’s just ready for me to be there,” he said on the message from Mullen. “He was happy I was up there and he can’t wait to see what I can bring to the table for them. He thinks the program will fit me and I have been his guy at tight end for awhile now.”

Now that Wilcox has committed to Florida, he explained just what sealed the deal for him and the Gators.

“I’m solid with Florida,” he said on his status with Florida. “I just love the program and Coach Brew called me and that first talk sealed it for me.”

Wilcox also spent some time on Saturday recruiting and he landed one of his targets for the Gators.

“I recruited Nick [Elksnis], that’s my guy, I’m very happy that we got him, we go way back,” Wilcox said on guys he was recruiting on Saturday. “I will have to find a few more guys to recruit now.”

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.