Perryman Rates UF Visit a 10

The Florida Gators need linebackers and are after one of the best in the class of 2011. Coral Gables (FL) is home to Denzel Perryman and the playmaking linebacker with a mean streak visited Florida this past weekend and came away impressed with the program. He got to meet Florida's new head coach Will Muschamp for the first time and spend time with some family on the trip.

Denzel Perryman has never visited Florida before and really didn't know what to expect. He did however have a familiar face to show him around as freshman receiver Quinton Dunbar of Miami was his host. Dunbar, as it turns out, is Perryman's cousin.

"It was my first time in Gainesville and my host was my cousin, so he showed me around," Perryman said. " He showed me around Gainesville, I met the players, the coaches, went to a basketball game…I liked it a lot.

"(Dunbar) told me that they want me and he wants me to be a part of the family along with him."

Rating the official visit a "10", Perryman also got his first chance to meet with Florida head coach Will Muschamp.

"I talked to him on the phone before," Perryman said. "He is real cool. He talked to me about being a game-changer and how they would use me. They are recruiting me at the WILL position and telling me I would be getting over the defensive tackle in the three-technique, so I would be covered up and can make some plays."

College football fans have seen the fiery side of Muschamp on the sidelines, but Perryman said he was laid back during the weekend. He also liked what he heard from linebacker coach D.J. Durkin.

"He was pretty chill, but he looks like a guy that can get fired up," Perryman said of Muschamp. "Coach Durkin is funny. He just talks football and is funny. He's real cool too. He knows what he is doing and has been there for a bit."

Perryman has visited two schools officially in Florida and Florida State and said the two were very comparable.

"I think Florida is more of a college town and a lot bigger than Florida State," he said.

Right now, he still has Miami and USC to visit and all four of the above schools remain in his top four. Growing up in Coral Gables with the Hurricanes in his back yard, they seem to be the team to beat and he does like them. Despite all the coaching changes at Miami, Michael Barrow remains on as the linebacker coach.

"A lot of people say I am a Miami lock because I am just down the street and been a Miami fan all my life," he said. "Growing up there I was a big fan and love the history there. They tell me they need me and want me and I would be a great fit. Coach Barrow's approach has been about the same with both staffs."

He will also visit Southern Cal and likes what they offer.

"USC has the tradition and history as well," he said. "I like that it is away from home."

For the moment, Perryman says all things are equal.

"I have four teams, Florida, Florida State, Miami, and USC," he said. "Everyone is even right now."

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