Hamsah Nasirildeen made the trek down to Gainesville for the second time on Thursday for a two-day trip, and the four-star safety saw more than he hoped.
"It was real good," said the North Carolina native. "I got to just spend time with players and coaches. I got to compete out here and get to go around campus and see the new facilities - like new building they got for student athletes."
Although Nasirildeen enjoyed his first trip to the Swamp in the spring, he was more at ease during his second trip down south.
"Follow up was just great," said the North Carolina native. "The atmosphere was great. Now taking time to come back and hanging out with the guys, and work out with one of the best coach in the country and come here and get the chance to compete was great."
The Florida staff made sure to emphasize the team's need at defensive back.
"With losing guys, not only because of graduating but to the NFL, there is all this opportunity," he said. "Coach Mac [Florida head coach Jim McElwain] tells me all the time just to keep smiling. He talks to me more about off the field stuff, like how I am doing, basketball and things like that."
Scout's No. 17 safety also had the opportunity to spend some time with UF defensive back coach Torrian Gray during workouts and Friday Night Lights.
"It was great. He teaches me small detailed things just so I can move better," he said. "[I like] His attitude towards the game. He comes and produces top level safeties every year and in order to do it you need to be committed to what you are doing. He has high standards set for himself."
The Concord High School standout has been busy, however. Not only did he visit Florida this week, but he also made a stop at Florida State, where the 6-foot-4, 200 pounder has a good relationship with running backs coach Jay Graham - who is also from Concord, North Carolina.
"He's real cool, humble. You wouldn't even know that he's the best running back of all time [from Concord]. He just act real normal and cool about it."
But the schools in the Sunshine State have some competition including Alabama; another school the 2017 prospect recently visited.
"When I went there they spent time to get to know me outside of football," he said. "[Defensive back] Coach [Derrick] Ansley, he really likes me as a safety, and he sees a lot of skill sets that I can work on..and if I go there he thinks I can help them."
For right now, the playmaker has a few schools at the forefront.
"FSU, Florida, Alabama and South Carolina [are the schools standing out," he said. No leaders right now. After this visit I’m just making a checklist of my priorities. I'm going to talk to my parents and my coaches and see whats going to happen next."
Nasirildeen has no decision date set, but he could make his decision in he middle of his season. He has no more visits set, and is expected to turn his focus to high school football.