RECRUITING: Symonette likes potential at UF

Ian Symonette, a five star US Army All-American, of Houston (TX) St Pius X visited the University of Florida this weekend and came away impressed. The 6-9, 330 lb behemoth of an offensive lineman learned a great deal about the Gators from his official visit.

(Ian Symonette profile)

"It was a very good visit," Symonette said. "I was able to see what they had to offer and I could see what goes on."

His host was a fellow Bahamian, redshirt freshman offensive tackle Simon Codrington. showed Symonette around the campus and around Gainesville.

Codrington, a fellow Bahamian, showed Ian around campus and Gainesville on his visit. "Simon Codrington was my host," Symonette said. "He was a cool guy. He likes to relax and told me how it would be coming in as a freshman and how they would develop you as a player."

Ian thinks that the Florida coaching staff could prepare him for a great career. He liked the fact that they would be patient and work with him on all of the fundamentals necessary for the game at this level.

"The coaches said that they will look at my strengths and my weaknesses are and see where we should go with them," he said. "Their coaches are very outgoing and they are great guys to be around. It's like a family there."

He ranked the visit fairly high and said it was up there with all the rest of the schools on his list. He has visited and likes Oklahoma, and Texas A&M, while still having a visit scheduled for LSU next weekend.

"I would say it was an eight or nine, he said about the visit. "It rates very well with the other places I have visited. I can see myself fitting in at the University of Florida.

"I visit LSU next weekend. I will make the decision a little bit after the visit to LSU and then announce it on signing day. Everyone is probably even right now. It's going to come down to where I want to be."

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