No. 24 OT Tony Gray Visits Florida

Tony Gray is a wanted man. The four-star offensive tackle visited Florida on Wednesday afternoon and he talked about his trip to The Swamp with FightinGators.com.

Tony Gray is a wanted man. The four-star offensive lineman has several schools after him. AlabamaAuburnFlorida StateGeorgiaTennesseeArkansasGeorgia TechMarylandFloridaNC StateMiami and Ohio State are all in the race to land the top 2017 prospect.

"It's a blessing," Gray said. 

The No. 24 tackle on Scout has visited several schools already in 2016, including: Alabama, Auburn and Georgia, however, on Wednesday, Gray added one more school to the list, Florida. 

"My visit was great," he said after leaving The Swamp. "For my first time [in Gainesville] my visit was great. It was a great vibe from everybody down there, the staff."

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Gray visited Florida along with his mom, stepdad and cousin. 

"I got to see the campus," he said. "I went to the field, and I saw the stadium, everything."

The 6-foot-5, 284-pounder out of Lawrenceville (Ga.) Central Gwinnett not only received a tour, but he was able to speak with the staff face to face. 

"I really talked to the whole staff basically. I had a great connection with everybody down there," he said. "They like to enforce what they want to have done and thats a type of coaching staff I want to be around.

"You have to be a hard worker and you got to grind and want it [at Florida]," he added,

However, it was his talk with head coach Jim McElwain that provided him with the best insight into the Gators. 

"He [McElwain] was basically saying what will go on if I were to come down there," explained Gray, "and then I asked him what I needed to work on. He kept it real like that. It was a great feeling to get a feedback from someone that has coached in the next level. I need to learn from someone like that." 

The Scout 300 lineman left with a great impression of what Florida is building in Gainesville, "I will be back soon." 

Gray is also set to visit Miami soon. 

"At the end of the day I am basically looking for a home and what fits me and my family," he said. "Everyone is equal. I haven't sat down and looked at that...Everybody is recruiting me hard." 

Gray is not near a decision and hopes to take his time. 

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