“I’m surprised with the decision they made to let go of Coach (Melvin) Smith,” Westry said. “It’s something new. I have met Coach T-Rob before and I have nothing against him, it just surprised me a lot they let Coach Smith go.”
With a secondary featuring talented players such as Vernon Hargreaves and big man Dante Fowler leading the way up front, Florida’s defense was once again one of the top groups in the country this season. Westry said because of that he’s was surprised Robinson left even with his ties to Auburn.
“The defense was the strength of the team,” Westry said. “Regardless of what anybody wanted to say about Florida they could play defense, that was their strength. I wasn’t so sure Coach T-Rob was going to leave with all the talent he had there.
“He had Hargreaves and a bunch of other guys that were freshmen and sophomores. Those guys were making quality plays. I know they (Muschamp and Robinson) have a strong relationship though and I had an idea it could happen.”
With his official visit coming up to Auburn sometime in January, Westry said he’s looking forward to getting to know Muschamp and Robinson better when he takes his trip to the Plains. A player capable of playing either cornerback or safety on the next level, he said the goal is to build a strong relationship between now and signing day.
“It’s something that when I get up there and take my visit I’ll get more used to them,” Westry said. “When I was at Florida it was just for a camp so I didn’t get the full gist of what they were all about. I’m looking forward to seeing what they have to say.”