The Food Will Keep Dunbar a Gator

Sometimes it is the smallest things or the least likely things that may stand out for any prospect on an official visit. In the case of Quinton Dunbar, it may just be the food that will keep him coming back to Gainesville. The Gator commitment from Miami's Booker T. Washington took an official visit to Gainesville this weekend and was impressed by the cuisine more than anything.

It wasn't even specialty food that had Dunbar hooked. From the way he sounded on the phone, you would think he looked more like a well rounded offensive lineman that a sleek receiver that can run like he does. He ate the meals at the normal spot where all the Gator players eat.

"I have to say the food was so good," Dunbar said with a laugh when asked what really stood out on his visit to Gainesville. "The breakfast had me sold and the bread was very good there. I had french toast, eggs, bacon, some ribs and we ate at the dining hall or at the stadium."

Another highlight for Dunbar was the trip to head coach Urban Meyer's house. Meyer puts on a shin dig for the prospects to show them and their family just what kind of family atmosphere to expect when they come to the University of Florida.

"The visit was great, I had a lot of fun," Dunbar said. "I had fun at Urban Meyer's house. It was all good. He had a game room and we played a little pool, we played a little Wii, some Rock Band, anything."

"I also learned more about the academics on this trip and how great they are. It was great."

One important aspect of the trip was to get to know new Florida receiver coach Zach Azzanni a little better. Dunbar really likes his future mentor.

"Coach Azzanni is a great guy," Dunbar said. "He is really down to earth. We don't talk only about football, but about life, my family, basketball,...he's a great guy. He keeps it real and doesn't beat around the bush, he isn't going to lie."

Dunbar also likes his fellow Gator commitments and knows this can be a special group before all is said and done.

"I hung out with Jonathan Dowling, Dominique Easley, and Mack Brown," he said. "We talked about coming in to make history because we are coming in with a great recruiting class like this '06 class just did. We have a lot of big players, especially on the defensive side. There are a lot of safeties, defensive ends, and cornerbacks that are really good. The defense has been a strong point at Florida and it will continue to be that way."

He also was watching to see what fellow receiver prospect Christian Green was doing and how he was taking everything in. Dunbar thinks that Green had to come away impressed and believes his parents did.

"I felt like the presentation they made should have sold itself, so I didn't feel like I needed to help with recruiting," Dunbar said. "Christian Green is kind of a shy guy and I like to be live. He didn't really show any emotion. It was a great presentation on the weight room and the entire program and his parents were really impressed."

Mark it as an all around impressive trip for Quinton Dunbar this weekend. From the food to the family atmosphere, this Gator is hooked.

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