The Florida Gators coaching staff is looking to reload on offense in the Class of 2022 after the team lost several playmakers to the NFL.
One of the targets in the class is athlete Gentry Williams (6-0, 170, Tulsa, OK. Booker T. Washington) who says the Gators are recruiting him hard and it’s several coaches talking to him.
“Florida is coming after me pretty hard,” Williams said of Florida. “Me and Coach [Billy] Gonzales are building a pretty good relationship, I would say he’s probably recruiting me the hardest. I also talk to Coach [Dan] Mullen and Coach [Garrick] McGee too; we have a group chat together. Primarily it’s Coach Gonzales though.”
Williams is a fast athletic athlete who the Gators have compared to Kadarius Toney and receivers coach Billy Gonzales has explained how he will be used in Gainesville.
“We talk a lot about just finding ways to get me the ball in the slot,” he said of the message from Gonzales. “He always just tells me that they’re going to get me the ball but I have just have to make plays with it because that’s what I’m good at.
Head coach Dan Mullen also made sure to explain to Williams that the Gators will get him in the ball if he picks Florida.
“When we talk, it’s usually just ‘we’re going to get you the ball so you can go make plays,” Williams said of the message from Mullen. “That’s his whole mentality is that he’s going to get me the ball and then I just have to go make plays.”
Williams watched the Gators’ offense closely last year and he believes the coaching staff’s message about how they will get their athletes the ball.
“I think it’s one of the best in the country with how they use their athletes,” he said of Florida’s offense. “It’s pretty good how they can get you the ball, the way Coach Gonzales has told me, and they truly find ways to get their athletes the ball.”
Quarterback commit Nick Evers has made sure to talk to Williams about joining him in Gainesville and they will take their official visit to Florida together in June.
“I’m talking to him, he was instrumental in me taking the visit, he wanted me down there the same weekend as him,” Williams said of Nick Evers recruiting him. “He made that it a big priority to me, we’ve just been talking and hopefully we have a good time when we get down there in June.”
Williams says his parents like the message from the Gators coaches but the official visit will be big for them as they check out the campus for the first time.
“I think it’s going to be big for my family to see if this is home away from home or not,” he said of what he wants to see during his official to Florida. “It will be that way with every school I visit but in particular Florida because that’s the first one I’ve visited.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Williams says he has already set an official visit to USC but at this point, that’s the only one set.