Poole Likes What the Gators have to Offer

Brian Poole, a 2012 cornerback from Bradenton (FL) Southeast, had a great time in Gainesville last weekend watching Florida play USF. The 5-11, 185-pound corner said he's really open to all schools right now but he likes what he's seeing from the Gators.

"I just liked the whole atmosphere and what they have to offer. I think UF can utilize me well because they play a lot of young corners. It was cool to see the game I saw because they played like six freshman corners. It would be awesome to get on the field early like that. I think I'm going to go back to Florida for the next home game."

Brian Poole is also hearing from some other schools in the SEC. He said South Carolina and Georgia have expressed that they will be sending him an offer. Poole feels confident about receiving a letter from Florida as well.

"After talking to Coach Addazio a lot, I think I will get an offer from Florida."

Poole is very serious about finding a school that will capitalize on his skills. Here's what he said he brings to the table:

"I'm good at being physical. Most receivers don't like a physical corner like me. Anytime I can I get my hands on receivers and you know wide outs don't really like to get touched. I try not to let them get into their route."

So where does Poole want to use his skills? Well, he doesn't really know yet but the SEC certainly catches his eye.

"I like the SEC because the whole conference plays physical. I feel like my skill set would fit well with that and the competition is great. If I find a school outside the SEC, though, I wouldn't rule it out or anything. I just have to see what's available for me."

As for the recruiting scene, Poole hopes to continue to take visits to Florida and make some trips to some other in-state schools. As soon as this season is over, he may venture out of state as well.

"I am just really focused on my football team right now so I don't have a lot of time to call coaches and everything. My team has a goal of winning the state championship so I have to keep it serious with all that and really do well. I also have a personal goal for this year. I want to become an all-American this year. That would be the best."

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