RECRUITING: La Fell eager to visit UF Friday

Gator Country caught up with Brandon La Fell (6-3, 175, 4.45 in the 40) Wednesday night and talked to the lanky wide receiver about his upcoming visit to the University of Florida as well as his thoughts as he heads into the final week of the "recruiting season."

Rated four stars by, from Houston (TX) Brandon La Fell has LSU, Florida and Oklahoma State as his top three.

"I'd say that right now LSU is in front because it was my best visit so far and I haven't seen what Florida has to offer yet," said La Fell.

His trip to Gainesville this weekend should provide him with all the information and answers he needs about the University of Florida.

"My objective on my visit will be to compare Florida to the LSU trip and see how it stacks up," added La fell.

La Fell is well known to Coach Urban Meyer and offensive coordinator, Dan Mullen, since they recruited him while they were at Utah. La Fell speaks very highly of Meyer and particularly Mullen.

"I've gotten to know Coach Mullen real well and think he's a really good coach and person," he said. "He definitely knows what he's doing. He's been recruiting me since he was at Utah."

Coach Meyer paid La Fell a visit at his Houston home on Monday and explained in detail to La Fell how he will fit into the new head Gator's plans.

"Coach Meyer was in my home Monday and spent a lot of time going over what he expects of me as a wide receiver at Florida," he said. "He's a straight out dude and tells it like it is. We talked a lot about what I would have to do to be successful in the Gator offense. He is a real smart coach and a great person."

As a wide receiver, La Fell confidently says, "My ability to go for the ball is a big strength. I can go up and get the ball against anybody in the country. I have a lot of speed and run good routes so I feel like I can be successful and compete real well at the next level."

Although it has been speculated that La Fell would want to go to the same college as his good friend running back RJ Jackson of Houston Westside, La Fell says that that is not the case.

"We play different positions so he might have a better at one school that may not be the best for me. I'll go where I feel like it's best for me," stated La Fell.

GATOR COUNTRY TAKE: If Meyer and staff hit a home run with La Fell this weekend he will be wearing orange and blue. Although he would not come right out and say it, Brandon La Fell gave the impression that he is duly impressed with Urban Meyer and Dan Mullen. All that remains is for him to validate what he feels deep inside about the University of Florida when he visits this weekend.

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