DeAngelo Gibbs made his first trip down to Gainesville and it was one that left a good impression. The five-star athlete says his visit to Florida exceeded expectations. He talked about his visit and more with FightinGators.com.
DeAngelo Gibbs has made several trips to schools during the last few months, however, he had never ventured down south to Gainesville, Florida. But that all changed on Saturday, when the five-star athlete decided to visit the Swamp. The Gators did not disappoint the Georgia native.
"It went real well," he said. "It was my first time in Florida, so it was what I expected, and it sort of exceeded it. It was real good. I liked it."
The Grayson high standout had a lot to take in on his first visit, however, the pace of practice was certainly the biggest takeaway.
"The way they practiced, and the facilities. I got to talk with the coaches and I felt great down there," said Gibbs. "There were a lot of differences in terms of what they had to offer, but at the same time they had a lot of similarities. The thing that kind of separated Florida was, it was first time, one, and second practice was kinda fast."
Gibbs was also able to meet the Gators' new defensive back assistant, Torrian Gray.
"He was real cool when I met him, very helpful, great with his drills, very technical. He's just a good coach all around."
Gray is not the only Florida coach showing Gibbs attention. The entire defensive staff, Geoff Collins, Randy Shannon and Gray, along with Head Coach Jim McElwain
and director of player personnel Drew Hughes have all done their part.
"They were really good, I liked what they are doing down their with the players, how they run things down there."
In the end Gray and each staff member have one clear message to Gibbs.
"Want me to keep coming down, and eventually wants me to commit."
Although Florida has the reputation of being "DBU," Gibbs is not focusing on a school's nickname.
"I go at the school for who puts players in the league, and will give me the most opportunity."
"They are all on me hard."
Where does Florida stand?
"I don't have any favorites, but I like them."
Gibbs has also visited Tennessee and Georgia recently, however he has not set visits at the moment.