Josh Outlaw Enjoys Junior Day

Offensive lineman Joshua Outlaw from Lithonia, Georgia Martin Luther King drove south to Gainesville, Florida on Saturday and paid a visit to the Florida Gators for a massive Junior Day event that netted several public commitments. After the visit, Outlaw knows the serious need Florida has for offensive linemen and he says he will back in Gainesville before too long.

Joshua Outlaw said he had a great time meeting the whole staff of the Florida football team. Head coach Will Muschamp impressed upon Outlaw the importance of signing linemen in this class and recruiting area coach Derek Lewis has been a favorite of Outlaw for a while.

"I really enjoyed it," he said of the junior day visit. "Coach Muschamp gave me the things to look at about making my college choice. I really enjoyed my recruiting coach which is Coach Lewis, he and I have a very good relationship and had a nice time. He's a very fiery guy. He is very upbeat and makes me laugh. He gives me a lot of words of encouragement and is a very good guy.

"Coach Muschamp was telling me what kind of offense they were running and I told him about some things I was looking at. He told me that they were running a pro-style offense and I would project well."

This new crop of recruits got to meet Florida's newest addition to the staff in Tim Davis, the offensive line coach. Davis comes from Utah, but has a history with several of the staffers in Gainesville. Outlaw and Davis hit it off well.

"Coach Davis is a character he is animated and likes to get after it a lot," Outlaw said. "I like the way he talks to me. He taught me some great techniques that I can develop my game with. He told me I need to keep my hips in and do a little more finishing, other than that he loves what I do. We watched some clips on some drills he did at Utah."

There have been some reports circulating that Florida is the leader for Outlaw. According to the man himself, he likes Florida a lot, but he has no favorites.

"I would say the biggest thing is Florida has a great staff and a great thing going and I could potentially see myself being a part of that," he said. "I would say Florida is in contention, but as of now I have no leaders. I am wide open."

He does recognize the importance of his position at Florida and the absolute lack of depth on the squad.

"We definitely had a great talk about the depth chart," he said. "I know who they have coming back and how they projected guys. I have an opportunity to get in there at the beginning at UF. (Davis) told me he looks to sign more guys, but I am one of the guys that they want."

He's been to a few places already during the process and for Florida the depth chart is a huge factor.

"I went to Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia Tech," he said. "One thing that stood out at Florida was the need at my position."

And when it comes time to make that choice, Outlaw said he has a good feeling he knows what it will be all about.

"It will definitely be something about the depth chart and my major which is Mass Communications," he said. "I haven't been many places and I need to get to more. I am just trying to see everything and not make a decision and not stick with it."

He left us with a few places he will visit in the near future.

"I will be at Auburn next week and Clemson on March 3rd," he said. "I would definitely like to go see Georgia, Arkansas, and then Florida again for spring."


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