Wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe made yet another visit to Gainesville this weekend for the Orange & Blue Debut.
The four-star prospect from Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett has grown comfortable at Florida over the past few months.
“The level of comfortability I have with this place is huge,” he said. “I’m not a stranger here. This is my fifth or sixth time on this campus with this new staff, so I know a lot about them. That’s the best thing about Florida.”
The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder is ranked a top-150 overall prospect by ESPN and Rivals. His latest trip to UF was a two-day visit.
“It was pretty cool,” said Imatorbhebhe, who is the younger brother of Florida freshman tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe. “Just spending time with the recruits and my bro. I’m a people person, and I like hanging out with guys who could be my future teammates.”
Imatorbhebhe said his brother assists him with the recruiting process, especially anything involving the Gators.
“He gives me a lot of advice since he’s actually here,” Imatorbhebhe said. “You look at schools recruiting you from an outsider’s perspective, but he’s already here so he gives me a lot of inside information. He tells me that when it comes to a place, someone shouldn’t have to convince you to go there. It’s a place you should innately want to be at.”
Does Imatorbhebhe have that feeling with UF?
“I would say so,” he said. “I wouldn’t make any (recruiting) declarations off that, but it’s definitely something I feel here. There’s no debate. I don’t have to be persuaded into that emotion.”
Imatorbhebhe said his older brother being in Gainesville is a bonus for the Gators, but it won’t sway his decision.
“It helps a lot,” he said. “It would be great to play with him in college. At the end of the day, I’m not going to make my choice based on another person, even though he is my brother. We both have different paths, but we could cross paths again.”
Imatorbhebhe plans to decide in the spring or summer and, like his brother, enroll early. He holds offers from more than two dozen schools, including Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State and Southern Cal.
“This is probably the last trip I’m going to make recruiting wise,” Imatorbhebhe said. “I’m going to use this spring time to narrow things down and see what’s the best fit for me.”
— Josh Imatorbhebhe (@Ball4Him_24) April 11, 2015
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