UF and UGA visit 5-star OL

Avery Young spent time with coaches from Florida on Saturday and a coach from Georgia on Friday. Find out what he says about two of his finalists and more here.

"The new Offensive Coordinator (Brent Pease), Aubrey Hill, and Coach [Frank] Verducci just left a little bit ago," said Avery Young Saturday afternoon.

"It was another cool visit with them. Nothing too dramatic, but just meeting Coach Pease, hearing what he has to say, and things like that. He said the offense would still be pretty balanced, but that he would add a few new things. I still feel I would fit right in at Florida. He seemed pretty cool. I like the coaches at Florida."

The Gators have been on Young's list since day one. The 6-foot-6, 292 pound offensive tackle has spent time on UF's campus than any other school on his list.

One of the schools going against the Gators for Young is Georgia. He spent time with one of their coaches on Friday.

"Coach [Will] Friend came down yesterday and we always have a good time. He is a country dude like me, so me and him have connected well.

"He is a laid back guy, we always have good conversations, and he was cool to talk to yesterday. Nothing big was said there either, it was similar to being around Florida coaches today. Florida just had a coach I had not met yet."

For now, five schools remain in the picture for one of the top uncommitted prospects in America, but that could change soon.

"I am starting to work on cutting my list down to three," Young said. "I am not sure when I will be ready to do that, but I am starting to think about it."

Willie Young, Avery's father told Scout earlier in the week that Alabama was still in the race, so what did Avery say about that?

"You could say that. Alabama is still up there right now with Auburn, Florida, Miami, and Georgia. I visit Miami next week, and that is my last visit, so we will see what happens after that."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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