Everything Muschamp told Mercer, he took in, and he is now focused on one thing.
"I want to be a Gator. Florida is where I want to go and I am just going to lay low now, get ready for their camp in June, and go down there to get that official offer. I have visited Georgia and South Carolina already, but I do not plan on going anywhere else now. I am just thinking about Florida."
The visit to Gainesville really stood out to the Mercer family on Saturday. Josh's father talked about how the coaches did a wonderful job, how the visit as a whole was outstanding, and just how professional everything was.
The 6-foot, 178 pound athlete out of Guyton (GA) South Effingham echoed those feelings.
"I really liked the campus, they coaches treated us great, and I feel like the coaches at Florida could be a good role model for me there.
"When we were there, I felt wanted, and Coach Muschamp told me a I was an SEC running back. I just liked everything there and that is where I want to be."
Mercer remembers one thing specifically that the UF head coach said to him and he will use that as motivation between now and he camps inside The Swamp.
"Coach Muschamp told me that they have a good feeling about me. I want to show them why they feel that way," Mercer said.
As a junior, Mercer ran for 1,300 yards and scored 20 touchdowns. He currently carries a 3.1 GPA in the classroom.