"That was my first time down to Florida," said Keith Wells a standout defensive end from Gainesville High School in Georgia. "Man, that place is unbelievable. I haven't seen a whole lot of campuses yet, but it's more impressive than any other campus I've ever been to.
What was it about Florida that really got his attention?
"It was everything about the campus. The facilities were nice. The people
on campus were great. The players, it was just everything. What other
University has palm trees on the campus? With the moss growing on the trees, tt
felt like you were actually in the Swamp which made it cool."
Wells took advantage of his time getting to meet with just about everyone
involved with the Florida Gator football program while he was in town.
"I got to meet basically everybody. I met Percy Harvin, Derrick Harvey, Cam Newton, Tim Tebow; I got to meet with a lot of the players. I got to meet with
just about every coach. I spent most of my time with Coach Mattison. I got to
meet the defensive coordinator, Coach Strong."
Wells also sat down with the head man, and he enjoyed his visit with Urban Meyer.
"I was asking a lot of questions about him and what he was doing before he
was at Florida. I just wanted to get to know him some. We sat down and had a
meeting, and he sat down and gave it to me straight. He wasn't telling me that I
was the best defensive end they'd ever seen and stuff like that. He was telling
me that they were all very excited about me, that I had a lot of work to do, but
if I stayed at it, I would be a very good player."
Florida has been considered a strong contender to land Wells, and the Gators
didn't do anything to hurt their chances. Wells didn't make a commitment, but
it's starting to seem like a matter of when rather than if.
"I didn't commit while I was there. I want my mom to see what I saw while I
was there. I want her to see the campus and meet the coaches. If she's as
impressed as I was, then that's when I'll make a decision. We'll be back down on
July 20th for Friday Night Lights."
If other schools are going to make up ground with Wells, then July 20th looks
like the date it needs to be done by. Wells will visit two schools between now
"In about two weeks I'm going up to Notre Dame for their one day camp, and after
that, we'll stop by Ohio State to tour the campus and facility. After that, I
think I'll be done with visits and camps until Friday Night Lights."
After Friday Night lights, it looks like there could be a very real chance that
Wells will be done with his recruitment as well.
Wells Ready to be a Gator?
Fightin Gators Top Stories
Reyes ready for a full year opportunityFlorida sophomore outfielder Danny Reyes played in just 24 games a year ago. When he finally got to play he started strong, but didn’t finish quite like he wanted. Now he is ready…
Fightin Gators8:51 AM
Gators Coaches on the Road AgainThe Florida staff is once again on the road on Friday. The Gators will check in on several targets in South Florida.
Fightin Gators7:00 AM
Franz Beard's Thoughts of the Day; Oct. 21A few thoughts to jump start your Friday morning...
Fightin GatorsYesterday at 10:25 PM
Gators Check in On Scout 300 OTTony Gray received a visit from Florida offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier. Are the Gators in the mix?
Fightin GatorsYesterday at 1:50 PM
Gators Lead for Gerogia's No. 4 DTTyrone Truesdell has an official visit set to an ACC school, but has a SEC school leading the way. The three-star defensive tackle discusses the teams on his mind.
Fightin GatorsYesterday at 1:18 PM