Antwan Collier Impressed by Florida

Antwan Collier was not disappointed after making the trip to Gainesville for a spring practice. The Miami Southridge cornerback talks about his trip and his future plans. Does it include a return to Florida?

Antwan Collier did not hide how he felt about Florida after his trip to see the Gainesville this month. 

"It was good; it was fun," he said about the trip. "I liked the campus, I liked the coaching staff...They showed me around the campus, showed me where the dorms are, showed me the field, went on the practice field, went in the locker room, and walked around the facilities. They showed me a lot. It's a special place they got, The Swamp." 

It is no secret that Jim McElwain and his staff run a high tempo practice, and the cornerback out of Miami appreciated the pace. 

"It was good to see how well they compete against each other. They are very competitive in Florida, and thats what I like to see," he said.

The Miami Southridge playmaker is already planning his return to Gainesville. 

"I'm going to be visiting again on Monday," he said. "They might show the same thing again but I just like it. Florida is one of my top schools." 

So how much would an offer from the Gators mean to Collier? 

"It would mean a lot to me," he said. "Maybe I would be going there for my four years of college."

If Florida were to offer, Collier is not shy about his intentions: he would commit. 

"Yes ma'am," he said. "It hit me. I like the coaching staff, they talk to me like everyday. I like how they treat their players, and they make sure they are on top of their grades."

Collier's stock rose last month when he picked up offers from: East CarolinaMarylandSouthern Mississippi and UCF. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder is planning a few trips to help him learn more about the programs showing interest. 

The Terps will get a visit coming up, and the out of state school has piqued Collier's interest. 

"They said I fit the program, and that I'm a good kid,"he said. They like how i play on the field." 

Including his visit to College Park next month, Collier has a busy itinerary. 

"UCF on April 2nd and Maryland April 16, and FIU this Tuesday." Collier also hopes to return to Florida a third time this spring, when he returns for the Friday night spring game. 


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