Baton Rouge (La.) Madison Prep four-star defensive lineman Quency Wiggins took his first official visit of the cycle over the weekend when he made a trip to see Florida.
According to Wiggins, he was hosted over the weekend by defensive linemen Justus Boone and Gervon Dexter.
"They love it there and they have me as a high priority to come in and play," said Boone. "They want me there to play with them. That's the place to be."
Though a noon game against Vanderbilt isn't exactly seen as 'Must see TV' Wiggins said that the highlight of the weekend was the game itself.
"Really just the environment," replied Wiggins. "The environment was amazing. Everybody was showing love. I still had a great time even though it wasn't that big of a game."
The 6-foot-6, 275-pounder said that the message he received from the Florida coaching staff over the weekend is the same that he has been hearing from the Gators for months now.
"They want me, they love me and I'm a priority to them," stated Wiggins. He went on to say that since Florida has been so consistent with that message, he is able to tell that it is genuine and not just a recruiting ploy.
"It depends on how often they recruit me, now often they check up on me and stuff and Florida always checks up on me," replied Wiggins when asked how he knows if coaches are just giving him a ‘sales pitch’. "I already knew I was a big priority based on how often they call and text me. So when they told me that, it wasn't a surprise."
Last week, in a visit preview, Wiggins told Inside the Gators that he had a top-five of Alabama, Florida, LSU, Southern Cal, and Texas.
Now he said he has set his second of five allotted official visits.
"I only have Texas set up for this weekend," said Wiggins.
While in Austin, he said he will be looking at the same things he looked for while in Gainesville.
"Just the environment," said Wiggins. "How the coaches are, how the players are, how they get along with each other, how hard they play."
Based on that criteria, Wiggins said that Florida improved their odds over the weekend.
"They have a great chance," said Wiggins. "Going on that visit opened my eyes a little bit more, so they have a great chance to have me go to their school."
When asked to rate the UF official visit on a 1-to-10 scale, Wiggins replied, "An eight."
After visiting UT this weekend, Wiggins said that currently he doesn't have any of his remaining three official visits set or dates in mind to take them, but he still plans on a December commitment.
The Inside Scoop: First of all, it's interesting that he is taking an official visit to Texas this weekend instead of staying home to watch Florida-LSU, a game between two of his top five. It's hard to get a feel for where UF stands until he takes some other official visits to compare to what he saw at UF. He will try to make it back to Gainesville, probably for the Florida State game, I would think. One thing to keep in mind with Texas is that they already have six pretty highly rated (all four-stars) defensive line commits. Does Wiggins see more of an opportunity at UF?