Recruits react to Young leaving

Defensive tackle coach Bryant Young was a coach that a number of recruits would mention when they were offered by Florida.

While Young was mentioned by a lot of prospects, he wasn’t a major factor in most of the 2014 prospects recruitment. has reactions from several of Florida’s top recruits and signees on the defensive line and his area of recruitment.

Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Madonna defensive tackle Khairi Clark- “That sucks that he left,” Clark said. “But I still feel real good about Florida though.”

Fayetteville (N.C.) Pine Forest defensive tackle Lamont Gaillard- “I never met him or talked to him,” Gaillard said.

Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby linebacker Jacob Pugh- “IDK man I couldn’t believe it,” Pugh said. “I mean it’s life things happen but it doesn’t affect me and Florida.”

Brooklyn (N.Y.) Abraham Lincoln defensive tackle Thomas Holley- “It’s big for Florida,” Holley said. “But it’s still a wonderful place and a great school. It’s just a minor setback.”

Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County defensive tackle Jamyius Pittman- “He was cool,” Pittman said. “I would’ve loved to experience being coached by him.”

McDonough (Ga.) Eagle’s Landing Christian defensive end Andrew Williams- “Dang, Coach Young was one of my favorite coaches from Florida,” Williams said via Twitter.

Glen St. Mary (Fla.) Baker County defensive lineman CeCe Jefferson- “Dang, I’m shocked,” Jefferson said.

Crescent City (Fla.) High defensive tackle Caleb Brantley- “Ain’t no telling where I would be if it wasn’t for Bryant Young,” Brantley said via Twitter. “SMH.”

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.