Scout 200 OT Kai-Leon Herbert makes surprise visit to Florida, his first visit to Gainesville since the spring.

Four-star offensive tackle Kai-Leon Herbert took in the Florida-UMass game on Saturday at The Swamp. This was his first visit to Gainesville since the spring. He discusses the trip and more .

It was not a planned visit, but Kai-Leon Herbert's surprise visit to Florida did illuminate the four-star offensive tackle with a few things. 

"My visit was good. It was my first time back at The Swamp since the spring game," he said.  I didn't expect the crowd to be that energetic... It was really a great atmosphere." 

The Scout 200 offensive lineman drove up to Gainesville with Gators pledge, Jake Allen, and teammates, linebacker James Houston IV and cornerback Marco Wilson, both UF commits as well. Allen, Houston and Wilson had all made it their mission in recent weeks to let Herbet know exactly where they think he should play college football. 

"It's every day. Every day it's like 'Kai when are you going to flip'," laughed Herbert.  "'Kai when are you going to do this.'"

Herbert committed to Michigan in July, however, remains in contact with Florida offensive line coach, Mike Summers

"Me and coach Summers have had a great relationship since the first day when he started recruiting me and nothing has changed with that relationship. It is still good until this day," he said. "The [Florida] coaches tell me how much they need me and how much they want me." 

The visit to Florida not only allowed Herbert to get reacquainted with the UF assistant, but he also had the opportunity to see how Summers develops young talent. On Saturday true freshman Jawaan Taylor had plenty of time on the field, a situation that did not go unnoticed by the top recruit. 

"Taylor did a great job at right tackle tonight [Saturday]," he said.  "I watched him and he solidified the right side. I told coach Summers that, that was really good." 

According to Herbert, he has no future visits planned or official visits set at this time. 

"I am committed to Michigan. I'm just looking at everything and make sure everything is feeling good."


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