2015 RB tabs Florida as early leader

Last Saturday was junior day for the Florida Gators but there was one notable 2015 prospect in attendance last week.

That prospect was 2015 Orlando (Fla.) Timber Creek running back Jacques Patrick, who visited Florida for the second time in two months.

“It was a very good and quick visit,” Patrick said. “I have already seen everything, so I’m used to seeing the campus so nothing was new about it. I really like the academics at Florida and the campus. The locker room is also really big at Florida.”

Following the visit to Florida this Saturday, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Patrick named an early leader.

“Florida is the early leader for me,” Patrick said. “It’s just because I’m comfortable there, and I like all of the coaches at Florida and trust them a whole lot. They have a very good football team and a good academic side of things.”

If anyone noticed Patrick on Saturday they would have discovered he had one person by his side the entire day while on campus.

“Me and coach (Brian) White were together all day,” Patrick said. “He was talking to me about coming back up for a camp this summer so he could work with me, and I could see his coaching style and coach (Brent) Pease’s style of coaching.”

Patrick also got to the chance to meet his new area recruiter for the first time.

“Coach (Joker) Phillips told me is going to be the guy recruiting my area now,” Patrick said. “He is a great guy and coach and he is a bunch of experience as a head coach and as a recruiter.”

Next up for Patrick is trips to Alabama and Florida State, but after that, Patrick will look to get back to Gainesville to visit Florida again potentially for a summer camp.

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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.