Chauncey Gardner, Florida’s top verbal commitment, liked what he saw from the Gators in last weekend’s spring game.
The Rivals100 cornerback from Cocoa even thinks UF will have a turnaround season in 2015.
“It’s only the spring,” he said, “but it’s awesome to see the atmosphere and the team is way better than last year. They are going to do some damage this year.”
Gardner watched Florida’s corners closely during the Orange & Blue Debut.
“They did their thing,” he said. “It’s hard to judge from a spring game. They aren’t going all the way full speed because you don’t want anyone to get hurt. I can’t wait to see them in the fall.”
The Gators are stacked in the secondary but will likely lose junior Vernon Hargreaves III as well as senior Brian Poole after next season.
The defensive coaches plan on using the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Gardner as an all-around defensive back.
“They like that I can play a little bit of everything,” he said. “Safety, corner, nickel, it doesn’t matter. I can just come in and make an impact for them.”
However, Gardner does want to visit other schools this summer despite his pledge to UF.
“I plan on hitting a little SEC circuit, places like Alabama and Georgia,” he said. “I probably will go to Florida State, too. Really I have just been relaxing because I’m solid with Florida.”
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