Coach Urban Meyer and staff got their first weekend of visitors over and done with. While speculation swirls about the impact Meyer and co. made in the recruiting world, early January has certainly opened the eyes for many targets on the Gator board looking forward to become familiarized with the orange and blue.
Richard Gordon, a TE/DE from Miami Norland took his trip to Gainesville this past weekend and spoke with Gatorcountry.com about where he stood. Gordon, who projects at defensive end in college, had glowing things to say about his trip to Florida.
“I give it a 10,” Gordon said. “I really liked it while I was up there and Tree [Morant] was my host. We got along pretty well and he is a cool guy.”
The visit was enough to sway Gordon to cancel his trip to Florida State, but the Hurricanes will get the last shot at him in mid-January.
“It’s down to Miami and Florida,” he said. “Early playing time isn’t a big factor to me, but I really liked Florida academically.”
One thing that tips the scales in the Gators direction would be Gainesville itself in Gordon’s eyes. A Miami native, getting the college experience is a must for him, he said.
“I would definitely like to be in a college atmosphere over a big city,” Gordon added.
With a trip to Miami scheduled for the 21st, Gordon will be a signing day decision he said. He added that the Florida coaching staff is a great group of guys that he could see himself playing under in the future.