Catalina impressed with Gator coaching staff

Rhode Island senior graduate transfer Tyler Catalina spent the weekend in Gainesville on an official visit as he looks for a new home to finish his fifth year of school. According to brother Tony, the trip went fine.

For Catalina, he is looking for a place to play as a graduate level senior and somewhere that can prepare him for the next level. The trip to Florida was a good one.

“It went great, it really good weekend,” brother Tony Catalina told Fightin’ Gators. “He was really impressed with the coaching staff.”

The Gators are looking to replace starting right tackle Mason Halter who started 12 games at the position in 2015 after transferring in as a graduate transfer himself. While some younger guys have played as well, Florida would like to shore the position up with something a little more advanced.

“They feel like he can come in right away and start,” Tony said. “Nothing will be given but they feel if he continues to work hard, he could earn a job.”

With signing day coming up in three days, Catalina won’t likely be making a decision that early. He has a visit scheduled with Auburn for mid-February. After the Florida visit, the trip to Auburn still stands.

“He has to discuss with the family his options but as of right now nothing has changed in regard to that,” brother Tony said.

We will continue to monitor this transfer until its resolution.  

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