During my time coaching at the small college level, I remember one of the first recruiting lessons that I learned was to "identify the decision maker." A lot of times, that happens to be the mother of father, and once you figure that out, you realize who you need to get on board with the prospect's decision.
While there are a number of different ways to do that, it looks like Dan Mullen and Florida may have uncovered a new approach. Most schools like to get kids to put on their uniform to have them get a feel for what it would be like to play for them. Some go all out and deck them out head-to-toe in gear, and the ones that really go above and beyond create a nice little graphic for the kid when they're done.
...but how about getting dads to join their kids in full uniform for that special photo op? Decked out top to bottom.
That's what Mullen and the Gators did with 2019 prospect Lloyd Summerall III, a four-star prospect that specializes in coming off the edge as a weakside defensive end / outside linebacke, and his father.
It's kind of funny to see the dad decked out head to toe in Jordan Gator gear and loving every second of it. Maybe this is a recruiting trend we'll see catch on.
If it does, you can count on a run down of the best ones right here when the latest recruiting cycle ends.