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.
GatorCountry.com 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.”