Wilson has a great visit for the Florida Gators junior day

Offensive linemen are always needed and on Saturday the Florida Gators hosted three of their biggest targets at the position during junior day.

Offensive lineman Jared Wilson (6-4, 325, Clemmons, NC. West Forsyth) was one of those on campus and he was able to see a lot of things on campus.

“The visit was great, it was good to talk to Coach [John] Hevesy in person and not just over the phone,” Wilson said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “We talked to some of the recruits, took some pictures, had a meeting with Coach [Dan] Mullen and went to the basketball game.”

Offensive line coach John Hevesy explained to Wilson on Saturday where he would play at on the line if he were to come to Florida.

“He said I would make an immediate impact if I went there and I would play guard,” he said on his talks with Hevesy. “We talked ball for a little bit but afterwards we talked more about me and my family.”

This was the first time for Wilson to meet Hevesy and it was a good first impression for the offensive lineman.

“Personality wise he’s a big kid and that’s who I am,” Wilson said of his relationship with Hevesy. “I think I can relate to him very well because I think of myself as a big kid as well. I like that part about him.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also made a big impression on Wilson on Saturday with his no nonsense approach to recruiting.

“He’s a straight forward coach and he will not blow up your butt,” he said of his talks with Mullen. “He’s a winning coach, there’s not many schools in the country that is top 10 in education and in football. He does a really job with his program and his players.”

After decommitting from Georgia earlier this month, Wilson says that his interest in Florida is high for several reasons.

“The interest is very high in Florida,” Wilson said. “They’re one of my favorites now, I like them, I like them a lot. Honestly Coach Hevesy personality, my family really liked him, Coach Mullen and really all of the coaches.”

Next up for Wilson will be a return trip to Athens before he heads up to see a Big 10 school.

“I’m going to Georgia on March 21st, on March 29th, I’m going to Ohio State,” he said. “I don’t know when I’m coming back to Florida but I will be back.”

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.