Three-star safety Jalon Kilgore wasted little time setting up a Florida visit after coach Billy Napier offered him a scholarship in late February. After enjoying his visit to the Swamp this past weekend, Kilgore said he wants to officially visit the Gators somewhere down the line.
One thing that immediately jumped out to Kilgore was the new standalone facility Florida is about to finish and the opportunities available with the Gator Made initiative and name, image and likeness through the Gator Collective.
He also enjoyed his time around Napier and was impressed with how genuine the new leader of Florida’s program is. However, he spent the most time around safeties coach and co-defensive coordinator Patrick Toney, and defensive backs quality control assistant CJ Wilford.
“They were really cool people,” he told Gators Online. “They came and showed me around and talked to me about building relationships. Every school has facilities, but the main thing is building relationships.”
After his visit, Kilgore said the Gators are ‘up there’ in his recruitment that he will consider moving forward because he knows they can develop him as a person even if he doesn’t make it to the NFL. He added that he wants to make a decision before his senior season but won’t rush it if he doesn’t feel ready to make a commitment.