Miami (Fla.) Northwestern four-star receiver Andy Jean may be committed to the Miami Hurricanes, but he spent the weekend getting to know the Florida Gators a little better.
"The highlight of the visit was meeting all the coaches and seeing how practices are operated," said Jean. "The campus is great. It looks great and feels good to walk through where great players walked through before me."
The 6-foot, 175-pounder arrived on campus to be greeted by a coach with a South Florida connection who was just added to the Gators’ support staff.
Billy Napier nabbed Benedick Hyppolite away from the Hurricanes less than two weeks ago.
His addition immediately paid dividends with Jean.
"The coach I was around the most was Coach [Benedick] Hyppolite and Coach Keary Colbert. They said I am a priority to the Gators and I can help change the program by being an elite wide receiver."
His conversation with Florida’s head coach included a favorable comparison to a former Dade County superstar.
"It was great talking to Coach [Billy] Napier," explained Jean. “He said I am a priority for Florida. They need a go-to guy on the field who can take control of the game. He said I am an elite wide receiver and I remind him of Amari Cooper.”
While Jean may have already pledged to UM, he said that he is still looking around.
"My recruitment is still open because I’m a humble guy who is still willing to hear and consider what schools have to offer me."
Apparently, the Gators showed him enough of what they have to offer to
"Florida stands at a good point," said Jean.
He said he has upcoming visits scheduled with Alabama, Auburn, and Florida State.
The Inside Scoop: Florida getting him on campus was a good first step, and it sounds like the Gators made a move up for him. Now, they'll be put to the test to see if they can go head to head with Mario Cristobal for a top talent prospect out of Miami. As always, you take what is said while leaving a campus visit with a grain of salt while waiting to see what the young man thinks in a week or two after he has seen multiple programs.
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