The Florida football team will unofficially host a five-star recruit in the 2020 class this weekend when Houston (Tx.) Trinity Christian cornerback Dwight McGlothern visits the Sunshine State for a 7v7 event.
Brother I’m coming fam 💯 https://t.co/273mpGjBUj
— Dwight McGlothern Jr (@nudiemcglothern) January 22, 2019
The Texas native told Inside the Gators he cannot wait to get to Gainesville.
"I'm excited to see the campus and meet the players. I'm also interested to see how life in Florida will be," he pondered. "But really, I'm excited to meet Coach [Dan] Mullen. He's done some great things up there. I also hope I get to meet the new defensive backs coach [Torrian Gray]."
McGlothern said he will be driving to Gainesville on Saturday after flying to Orlando for 7v7, which is coincidentally where he became friends 2019 Florida cornerback early enrollee, Chris Steele last year.
In addition to Steele, the five star is also close with Gators 2019 WR commit and fellow Texan Arjei Henderson.
The message both Steele and Henderson have for McGlothern is pretty simple.
"[Florida] is the move. It's litty. It's just the place to be right now… that's what they tell me," McGlothern said. "They love Florida, the campus, the coaching staff. Arjei texted me a lot about Florida after he de-committed from Oklahoma and just told me it's a school I should really seriously look into and check out."
However, McGlothern says his interest in Florida is not new or necessarily based on the encouraging words from his Gator friends. In fact, he said that he has always had an interest in the school, but originally did not think it would be the right place for him to pursue a college career.
"They were losing, didn't have a good record and all of those guys were getting in trouble and suspended, so I was nervous. But now, it looks like Coach Mullen is putting everyone in the right direction."
Florida is currently in McGlothern's Top 13, along with a flurry of other top programs in the country.
As for a timeline for narrowing that Top 13 to a more managable number, McGlothern said he is planning to on focusing in on certain schools "soon," and plans to set up some of his officials.