New York prospect visits Florida

Thursday was another day for the Will Muschamp camp but one of the visitors in Gainesville didn’t work out at camp.

That prospect was Brooklyn (N.Y.) Abraham Lincoln defensive tackle Thomas Holley who had a busy visit.

“It was a good day and visit,” Holley said. “I got to tour the campus and see everything and meet the coaches and talk to all of the people around the program. I got to see the academic side of Florida and they definitely have good academics. They have a good criminology program which is what I want to major in and minor in Sociology.”

For the New York based prospect, the campus in Gainesville impressed him from start to finish.

“The campus is beautiful,” Holley said. “It’s big too but beautiful. I got see all of the buildings and go see the football facilities. Everything is real nice and big and they have everything you need to succeed and more. When I was in the weight room I got to meet the strength coach Jeff Dillman. He was real cool and an up-tempo guy.”

When the 6-foot-4, 299-pounds Holley got done with his campus tour and meeting the academic advisors he was able to meet with the Florida coaches.

“I got to talk to the defensive line coach (Brad) Lawing and coach (Will) Muschamp,” Holley said. “They both had the same thing to tell me really. They said that I could fit in at Florida on their defense at the defensive tackle position but I could also slide to defensive end some too. They were telling me the direction the program was going in and stuff.”

Holley has been on a road trip seeing schools over the past few days and that will continue into Friday.

“Right now the only visit for sure is to Miami tomorrow,” Holley said. “But I plan to visit Ohio State and Notre Dame too this summer. I don’t have any leaders or anyone standing out but after these visits I will have a better idea.”

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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, 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.