Wells misses one visit, ready for Gainesville

He’s the very first commitment for Jim McElwain in any class and receiver Rick Wells has stayed true to that commitment throughout the process. He was taking some visits this January before hitting Gainesville on the last visit weekend before signing day, but Wells couldn’t make the trip to Virginia Tech this weekend because of the weather. He’s ready for the Gator visit.

“Yeah, I am ready to get down there,” he said Sunday. “I’m looking forward to just getting back on campus and getting around the players and the coaches.”

He wanted to visit the last weekend because it is scheduled to be the big one for the Gators. It also happens to be the same visit weekend as one of his good friends from years past who he remains tight with. Tyrie Cleveland is a 4starv receiver from Houston that was born in Jacksonville and the two have been tight for a while.

“Yeah, that’s their big weekend and my boy Tyrie Cleveland is going to be there too,” he said about coming down for January 29th-31st. “We are good friends. We’ve been tight since middle school and before he left for Texas. I tell him (Florida) is a great place to be.”

Wells says he will make the visit with his mother, father, and his brother and says that it feels kind of special that he was the first to commit to such a highly rated class.  In fact, Wells committed to Jim McElwain before any recruit committed to him in the last class (2015) as well.

“It does feel good knowing that I was the first guy in a really good class,” he said. “The staff talks about it almost every time we talk.”

Wells says he talks most of the time with assistants Tim Skipper and Kerry Dixon and commitments Vosean Joseph and Chauncey Gardner. The latter keeps him updated on what things are like in Gainesville.

“Chauncey says he loves it there already,” Wells said.  

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