Chad Simmons

2018 Scout 300 OT Reuben Unije "loves" everything about Florida

Reuben Unije is a frequent visitor to The Swamp and on Saturday, the 2018 Scout 300 offensive tackle took in his first game. The IMG standout discussed his visit and where things stand in his recruitment.

Reuben Unije is no stranger to the Florida Gators. The 2018 Scout 300 offensive tackle has visited UF before, however, this is the first time Unije as able to take in a game at The Swamp. 

"I really like Florida," he said after the game. "It was a good visit. The way they dominated tonight [on Saturday] it was beautiful; it was amazing. They didn't really let up. The offenisve line did a good job against a good d-line... the defense of course had two pick sixes. They are known for having a good defense." 

Although the coaching staff was focused on Missouri on Saturday, the staff was able to make sure the four-star lineman from IMG felt like a "priority" 

"They want me to come here, they want me to commit," he said. "They said I'm going to get early playing time. They like me a lot and I'm their top priority." 

According to Unije, "it was really good" watching the game and seeing the truth that freshman are able to see the field early at Florida -seeing first year lineman, Jawaan Taylor only helped the Gators rise in his esteem. 

"I really love everything about Florida. Thats kind of why I come back each time. The coaches, the players, the assistants, the whole vibe over here I feel at home. "

Although his season with IMG keeps him busy and he is unable to return multiple times in the fall, he remains in constant contact with Florida offensive line coach, Mike Summers

"[Our relationship is] really good, he said. "We talk every week, at least two, three times a week." 

Unije currently has no favorites, and likes the schools that continue to recruit him "the hardest." 

"I was always told by my boy Rob Hayes, he told me you will know where you want to go, when you go and visit that place multiple times, two or three times, and it feels like home you will know at that point. So when I know I'm going to commit."

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