Williams says the Florida Gators are sitting “high” in his recruitment

One of the biggest needs for the Florida Gators this cycle is at the receiver position and on Thursday they hosted one of their top targets.

Receiver Tyler Williams (6-3, 180, Lakeland, FL. High) was on campus for the second time in a month and he said those visits have helped the Gators chances with him.

“Yes it does,” Williams said if these two visits this spring has helped Florida. “Coach [Billy] Napier text me two or three times a week, Coach KC [Keary Colbert] ask me about me practice and stuff like that. Just building a connection.”

Williams says he doesn’t have a top group of schools or leaders, but he says the Gators are sitting in a good spot for him after spring visits.

“They’re sitting kind of high right now,” he said on where Florida stands in his recruitment. “They’re one of the schools that I can say are recruiting me hard heading into my senior year.”

Next up for Williams will be official visits and he hopes to finalize those plans soon and the Gators could get one of those visits.

“Hopefully I’ll get that out at the beginning of May,” Williams said on setting official visits. “Clemson and Georgia will get one, Florida is a possibility, right now it’s not about me as a player on the field but they just have to recruit me as a person.”



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.