Willis has the Florida Gators high on his list

The Florida Gators coaching staff has been doing multiple virtual visits a day with 2021, 2022 and 2023 prospects.

2022 athlete Jaron Willis (6-2, 210, Leesburg, GA. Lee County) had a visit with the Gators last week and enjoyed his time with the coaches.

“The visit was great,” Willis said. “All the coaches showed me love and I had a talk with the boss man, Coach [Dan] Mullen. I had a 1-on-1 talk with him and I talked to Coach Christian Robinson and some of the linebackers.”

Willis was impressed by the Gators new facility as well as strength and conditioning coach Nick Savage.

“What stood out the most was the new football facility, that thing is going to be huge,” he said on what stood out to him during the visit. “I think Coach [Nick] Savage is a good coach too and he’s going to be the first one on you when you mess up and the first one to congratulate you when you do right. He seems fun to be around and as a player you have to have at least one who can be your hype man.”

Linebackers coach Christian Robinson has been the main recruiter for Willis and explained where he could play at if he chooses Florida.

“He was just telling me to stay focused and I got exposure to not worry about getting offers but just focus on Lee County and getting another title,” Willis said on the message from Robinson. “We really didn’t get into a position except he said he sees me as a linebacker.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also talked at length with Willis about the Gators program last week.

“Basically the same thing, just stay focused and keeping grinding and taking care of my body,” he said on the message from Mullen. “He said to keep doing what I’m doing in the class room and on and off the field.”

The Gators impressed Willis enough that the Georgia native says Florida is high on his list of schools now.

“My interest level is high if I had a top three they would be in it without a doubt,” Willis said of Florida. “The one thing I like about Florida is the interview room they can practice in too.”

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.