Latavious Brini's stock has risen tremendously over the last few weeks. The four-star cornerback now holds offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Mississippi, Mississippi State and USC among others. The landscape is certainly a lot different than when the last time Brini was in Gainesville.
The Mater Academy Charter High defensive back visited Florida back in January for the Gators' junior day. Brini was offered on that visit, and told FightinGators.com that the Gators were his favorite, however, things have changed since then.
"I don't really have favorites," he said. "I really like all the scholarships I have received."
On Friday, he was back at Florida seeing the the team practice.
"It was great; it was exciting," said the Hialeah native. "There was a lot of activity. The DBs were working out there... The tackling drill was pretty great. I loved it."
Unlike his last visit before National Signing Day, the Gators have a defensive backs coach, Torrian Gray. Although Brini and Gray had shared some phone conversations, this was Brini's first time talking to the assistant face-to-face.
"I hadn't met him in the person, but he is a great person," said the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder. "Coach Gray is just like a DB coach that was at my school once upon a time. He is very energetic, he bounces around and gets into it."
Brini is also well aware of Gray's reputation of developing players for the next level; so when the UF assistant told him he liked his frame and would fit into the team, you can say Brini was honored at the compliment.
"He put some great players into the NFL," stated Brini. "He talked about how it was a great meeting me and that he wanted to see me for so long. He said he liked my film and my body's frame...It felt like a dream; it made me feel great about myself."
But his tour of colleges isn't over with Friday's visit. He is on his way to Athens to visit Georgia on Saturday.
"They have a great offense, and they have great running backs," he said about the Bulldogs. "Kirby smart is a genius on the defensive side."
What does he want to see on his trip?
"I just want to see around and see the atmosphere and just take it all in."
According to Brini, he will visit Miami on Tuesday and then UCF on April 2nd. As far as when he will make a decision, he has decided to push back his decision and not set a date.
"I thought I had a time, but I am going to delay it a little bit more," he said. "I don't want to rush it."
When he does make a decision, Brini wants "a great academic program and a great fan base."
He hopes to become a veterinarian.