Condon grew up a UF fan: Florida Gators recruiting

The Florida Gators recruiting visitors list is starting to see more names on it with the Gators going through spring practice now.

On Tuesday the Gators hosted several instate prospects and one out of state prospect in offensive lineman Owen Condon (6-7, 300, Oklahoma City, OK. Bishop McGuiness) who got to see a lot of things on Tuesday.

“It was a really good visit, I was on campus for about six hours today,” Condon said of Tuesday’s visit. “I got to see everything that I needed to see and I got to speak with Coach [Brad] Davis for awhile. I got to watch practice and then we left the visit.”

This was the first time for Condon to meet new Gators offensive line coach Brad Davis and the first impression was a good one for the lineman.

“Coach Davis is a really intense guy, he’s a different guy on the field then he’s off the field,” he said of his first impression of Davis. “He’s really intense on the field but off the field, he’s laid back and relaxed. He’s a funny guy and easy to talk too.”

While Davis and Condon met on Tuesday, the Gators assistant coach explained what he needed to see from the lineman.

“He just said that we needed to stay in constant communication with each other,” Condon said of Davis’ message. “He said that he needed to see a little bit more from me and maybe come down in the summer for camp. He wants to see how I move in space and all of that.”

Head coach Jim McElwain also got the chance to meet with Condon on Tuesday before practice.

“I got to meet Coach McElwain for a little bit as well,” he said. “I got to shake his hand and talk to him a little bit. I got to introduce myself and let him know more about who I am.”

The Gators haven’t offered Condon yet but he says a Florida offer is one he would be excited about.

“It would mean a lot because it’s the school that I grew up rooting for,” Condon said of what a Florida offer would mean to him. “I grew up a Florida fan, my dad grew up a Florida fan and my grandma and grandpa both went there. I was born in Atlanta and then I lived in Florida for about 5-6 years.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Condon has picked up several big offers already but it’s very clear that he wants a Florida offer. If Florida were to offer Condon, the Gators would instantly be in the running for him.

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, 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.