"It was great," Westphal said. "I loved the campus and how it is set up. Everything necessary for an athlete is all around the same area of campus."
The four-star corner back hadn't been to visit Gainesville previously, but left with a very positive impression of the staff and school.
"The visit helped out a lot," Westphal said. "It gave me the opportunity to get to know the coaches on a more personal basis, as well as them being able to get to know me more than just a player on film wearing the number 21."
Westphal hasn't narrowed down his list quite yet, but he knows that the Gators left a lasting impression on him.
"Florida will definitely make the cut when I narrow things down," Westphal said. "Coach Robinson and I got along extremely well, he is just like my defensive back coach at Bolingbrook Coach Todd Howard but just coaching at a higher level."
And the coaches were a big part of Westphal's visit to UF.
"While on my visit Coach Robinson and Durkin showed me their defense and the schemes they run," Westphal said. "They also tested me on the coverages they showed me."
He added, "Coach Robinson said he was impressed and that not many high school players, let alone some college players aren't able to comprehend what they showed me."
Overall, the visit left both Westphal and the Florida staff pretty pumped up.
"So he said he was even more fired up to try and get me to be a Gator," Westphal said.