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Four-star OG Doug Nester 'loves' Florida after his most recent visit to The Swamp

Doug Nester called Florida a "great place" after his most recent visit to The Swamp. The 2019 offensive guard discusses his visit to Gainesville and what made it stand out.

Florida welcomed several big men to campus on Friday night including four-star offensive lineman, Doug Nester.  

“It was really good,” said Nester after participating in the camp. “The coaching was great and all the drills were good. I felt like I got a little bit better today.”

This trip to Gainesville was his first trip down to The Swamp. The West Virginia native not only participated in the camp but was also able to tour the facilities. Although he liked several aspects of his tour and experience at the camp, it was how he felt around the staff and the people that made the biggest impression. 

"Just how personal they are; they really like to get to know you," he said about the Gators. 

UF offered Nester back in the spring, but this was his first opportunity to witness and experience Brad Davis' coaching style. 

“He's a great guy, a great coach all around,” he said about the Florida offensive line coach. “It's nice to meet him finally.”

Although Florida is one of Nester's most recent offers, the 2019 prospect is no stranger to one member of the Gators staff. Running backs coach, Ja'Juan Seider, moved to Gainesville this spring after working for years at West Virginia University. During his time up north, Seider and Nester were able to establish a strong connection not only on the gridiron but at a more personal level. 

"I already know someone on staff is great and I have a great relationship already with him and his son, Jaden,” explained Nelson. “Me and his son actually went to school together, so we've been friends for a while...ever since  I was little”

This visit definitely leaving a mark on Nester and where things stand. 

“Is definitely high up there [on my list],” he said of Florida. “It's a great place, I love it.”

Florida is by no means the only schools pursuing the top lineman. Nester already holds offer from several big programs including: Ohio StateLSULouisvilleWest VirginiaVirginia Tech and Virginia. According to the 6-foot-5.5, 295-pounder he has taken trips to both Virginia Tech and Ohio State this spring, but he plans to visit Alabama for a camp and return to Columbus this summer. 

The Buckeyes offered Nester back in March and he admits that receiving that offer was a dream come true. 

"It has always been my favorite school since I was little. It's a great place up there." 

Although in some cases visiting a school that is a childhood favorite might leave someone wanting that was not the case for Nester when he visited Ohio State earlier this year. 

"It lived up to expectations," he said. 

Nester does not have a timeline for when he will like to end his recruitment. He is now focused on the camp season. 

"Whenever it hits me that is when I will commit." 


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