"You see 40,000 plus at a spring game, just imagine how it is going to be like during the season when there are more 50,000 people in the stands," said Jashaun Corbin after watching Florida's Orange and Blue Debut spring game last Friday night.
The Holy Trinity Episcopal running back has recently seen his stock rise in the last month when the Gators joined the likes of LSU, Michigan and Notre Dame in offering the three-star back from Melbourne, Fla. According to Corbin, he currently lists UF among his top schools, which also includes: Florida State, Michigan Notre Dame, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, LSU and Oregon. Last weekend, Scout's No. 7 RB in Florida took the time to visit two of those schools, Florida and FSU for their respective spring games. First stop was to Gainesville, where Corbin says the visit was successful.
"We came here got to meet all the coaches, watch the spring game and interact with the recruits that they are looking at." he said. "It was pretty great. I enjoyed it."
The Gators coaching staff had one clear message for Corbin, they want versatility from their running back.
"They want a back that can do it all," he said. "They can play first through third down somebody that can go wide and catch the ball, somebody that can pound it inside when they have to. Somebody that is versatile that they can do everything."
What stood out was "how hard they work. They are always fighting for extra yards. [Florida running backs] Coach [Ja'Juan] Seider has them increasing their skill play since last year. They are being more versatile like catching the ball. They have been doing more stuff."
Seider is one of the reasons the Gators are in a good position with Corbin.
"At first Florida wasn't recruiting me that hard. I was talking to coach [Kerry] Dixon but once coach Seider everything just went uphill from there, so I was pretty happy," he explained. "The way he [Seider] coaches, he is more of a one-on-one kind of guy. He likes to know you, be personal. I just like him as a person."
After his last visit Corbin admitted to FightinGators.com that Florida was a top school, he reaffirmed it after this latest visit.
"They are one of my top schools at the moment, without doubt."
However, on Saturday, Corbin ventured north to Tallahassee to check in with another top school contender, Florida State.
"I loved my visit at FSU," he said. "The coaches and the fans and players all showed me love."
Like the Gators, the spring game not only helped Corbin gain confidence in the future of FSU's program, but allowed him to understand the offense and see whether or not he can fit into their plans.
"What stood out was the team itself, they look really good this year," he explained. "I sat down with [running backs] coach Jay [Graham] one-on-one, and he was explaining to me how they could use me, and how Florida state would be good fit."
With so many teams entering his recruitment lately, Corbin is no rush to make a decision.
"Probably after the football season. I'll worry about the season and then make my decision."
With each new schools, Corbin has a lot to think about.
Need to "see how much they want me," said Corbin. "I definitely want to be wanted by the coaches; have good relationship with the fans. Also great tradition, great academics, that is what I'm looking for."