FLORIDA FOOTBALL & RECRUITING COVERAGE
- WCC Insider: Weekend Visitor Updates
- Ranking the remaining targets from least to most likely to sign with Florida
- The Big Board: Florida extends another offer
- Anonymous Player Q&A II: Thoughts on the quarterbacks, freshmen, transfers
- Anonymous Player Q&A I: Thoughts on the 2020 & 2021 seasons
- Florida's Great Eight Targets
- Florida Football Parental Roundtable III – Wilson
- Napier described as patient, genuine, with a detailed approach
- 15 players who are the Foundation of Florida Football
- Napier has a plan in place
The highest-rated prospect to officially visit Florida over the weekend was Lanett (Ala.) four-star defensive lineman Caden Story.
It sounds as though he was one of the visitors who were most impressed by what he saw and heard.
“The visit to Florida was great,” Story said, “Great coaching staff. A lot of energy in the support system and the tradition behind Florida. It’s amazing.”
The All-American Bowl participant out of Alabama spoke highly of the Gators' new defensive line coach Sean Spencer.
“Coach Spencer, a lot of energy, great dude,” Story said, “He was just telling me the way he can develop me and the plan for me and things like that.”
Story said Spencer showed him film of schemes he ran in the NFL and broke down how Story would fit into Florida's defensive plan.
He said the current players raved about the new staff, including player-host David Reese.
“They were just telling me how things are different, and they really enjoy this new staff better because they come in, strictly business, ready to work and bring a National Championship back to Gainesville,” Story said.
He said the biggest topic of conversation was the tradition of Florida. The staff showed him the trophies, and he said he was impressed.
When it came to putting on the orange and blue jersey, Story said, “It was amazing. [A] wonderful feeling.”
Coming into the weekend Story listed a top-three of Auburn, Clemson, and Florida.
That is still the case post-visit.
Story wouldn’t indicate if there were any leaders, but he said he is going to prioritize where he feels at home.
“Just knowing when I get dropped off, I’m going to have uncles that treat me like they’re own and not just leave me for dead and abandon me,” he said.
He said he is going to talk with his family and announce his decision on National Signing Day.