Wilcoxson spent junior day recruiting for the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators hosted their first junior day of the year on Saturday and had several top prospects as well as commits in town for the big event.

2021 defensive back commit Kamar Wilcoxson was one of those in Gainesville on Saturday who got to enjoy the events on campus.

“It was good,” Wilcoxson said of his visit to Florida. “I got to talk to the coaches and spend time with the guys. We had a scavenger hunt as well during the visit.”

While on campus, Wilcoxson received a message from several of the Gators coaching staff about why he’s needed in the class.

“I talked to Coach [Todd] Grantham, Coach C-Rob [Christian Robinson], Coach [Dan] Mullen, Coach [John] Hevesy, Coach [Keiwan] Rat and some more,” he said of the coaches he talked too. “They were telling me I’m a leader of the class and they need me here and stuff.”

Defensive backs coach Torrian Gray also explained to Wilcoxson where he would play and how he could help the Gators defense.

“They want me to play corner,” Wilcoxson said of the message from Torrian Gray and Todd Grantham. “They tell me we’re going to win a national championship while I’m there on the defense.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also made sure to tell Wilcoxson why he wants him on his team and what he can do to help the Gators going forward.

“He says I’m a leader in the class,” he said on the message from Mullen. “He tells me that I need to get some dogs here with me.”

Wilcoxson spent a lot of Saturday recruiting several other guys to join him in Gainesville and he had a message for them.

“I was recruiting Daejon Reynolds and Tunmise Adeleye,” Wilcoxson said on guys he was recruiting on Saturday. “I was just telling them I need them in the Swamp with me and pointing out a couple of things out to them.”

The Gators commit has taken a few visits in the past but he says he’s still committed to Florida but will take more visits.

“It’s still there,” he said on his commitment to Florida. “I’m still going to take all five of my official visits but I’m just not sure where to yet.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Wilcoxson says he will sign and enroll early and that Florida will be one of his five official visits.

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.