Joshua Paschal made the trek down to Florida. The four-star defensive end from Maryland was on vacation in the Sunshine State and decided to make the trip to Gainesville on Friday with his Good Counsel teammate Ayinde Eley.
"It was pretty good," said Paschal. "The coach [Florida head coach Jim McElwain] was talking good stuff. He was just saying how they would love to have us there, and how we are going to be Florida Gators one day."
Paschal was very impressed by how McElwain interacted with his players.
"He seemed like he really cared for the players," he said. "He said every Sunday they put their phones down in the middle of the table and they just have dinner. I am pretty sure they [the players] all love him."
The Gators head coach certainly left an impression, but so did defensive line coach Chris Rumph and the defense.
"I got to see him [Rumph] coach a little bit before the scrimmage; I liked how he coached," he said. "The defense was crazy, I liked it a lot. I've never seen a college scrimmage like that. It was just intense. Everybody was competing. They were teammates but they still wanted to beat each other. Going after plays and flying to the ball. Everybody was going 100 percent."
The Maryland native has a number of schools interested in the playmaker, but there are a few recruiting him the hardest.
"Tennessee, Oklahoma, Rutgers, Alabama really wants me to come down there, so I'm going to take a trip down there, and Clemson and Kentucky."
Paschal is set to visit Florida State and Ohio State the next few weeks.