Mobile (Ala.) St. Paul's Episcopal 2022 offensive lineman Lucas Taylor attended Florida’s final elite camps session of the summer on Saturday.
After the camp the 6-foot-4, 315-pound lineman spoke with Inside the Gators about his unofficial visit.
“It’s a great environment,” Taylor said. “I like the standard of what Coach [Dan] Mullen and his staff have for the football team. It’s a great place and beginning to feel like home.”
Since arriving in Gainesville, Mullen and his staff have made restocking the offensive line a priority in the recruiting process, singing seven in the 2019 cycle and already having two committed in the 2020 class.
It immediately showed in year one the development improvement from the coaching staff, especially on the offensive line. Taylor gave his thoughts on offensive line coach John Hevesy.
“I like his coaching style a lot because he’s not really intimidating. He seems more like a friend coach, he’s not that mean.”
Taylor got a piece of coaching on Saturday, with Hevesy tweaking his stance a bit, getting lower and breaking down.
Mullen revitalized a once broken program quickly in his first year at Florida. Leading a 10-win season and a New Year’s Six Bowl victory caught the fans attention and Taylor’s too.
“There’s rich history here in Gainesville,” Taylor said. “And coach Mullen has been able to turn this program around a whole 180.”
Right now, Taylor has eight offers from around the country including the likes of Florida, Florida State, Auburn and Alabama.
Taylor has visited LSU, Alabama and Auburn this spring and plans on getting back up to Auburn in July for a picnic. He mentioned it’s still very early in his process and he’s trying to enjoy the moment.