McWilliams will go to signing day

The Florida Gators are trying to fill their needs in the 2014 recruiting class and one of the areas of need is the BUCK position. With that in mind, they have reached out recently to Pensacola (Fla.) West Florida standout Rocel McWilliams. The 6-foot-3, 240 pounder is now considering the Gators.

Rocel McWilliams told that he was already a little familiar with the Florida campus before he showed up for his official visit this past weekend.

"The visit went real well," McWilliams said. "I was at Florida two years ago at a camp. I have been around the campus and saw everything. It is pretty much the same campus, facilities, and stuff. "

Florida seemed to pick up their recruiting of McWilliams, shortly after the season was over in December. He says the Gators were always a team he followed.

"I was a fan of Florida and Florida State, they were the teams I would watch on television," he said. "My father is a big Florida fan."

The Florida staff brought him in and sat him down to talk this weekend. They let him know how much they wanted him at Florida and why.

"They were saying I have a great first step and they like my get-off," he said. "They were saying they are looking for a defensive end to come in and play."

The BUCK position is where he is being recruited. That means he would be asked to play as a rush end with his hand down or sometimes play as a linebacker with his hand off the ground. He likes what Florida has to offer.

"Florida's defense is the top defense in the SEC, I don't know what else to say about it," he said. "I would play some stand up and some with my hand on the ground. I can do both but I am more of an edge rusher."

McWilliams still remains committed to Missouri. The Tigers have been there for him through the recruiting process.

"My junior year I was hurt," he said. "They never put me down and stayed on me. They are an up-coming program in the SEC. I feel like they will have big things coming."

McWilliams is heading to Missouri this weekend for an official visit. With all the media attention surrounding his visit to Florida and how he feels about his recruitment, there will surely be some questions asked.

"I don't really know how they feel about it," he said. "They haven't said anything yet."

McWilliams said it will be another two weeks before he makes the final call on where he will go to school.

"I am going to make a final decision on signing day," he said. "It will come down to me and my family. We need to weigh my decisions out. Sit down and talk about it, because I will be at that school for the next 4-5 years."

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