Florida recruiting: Dan Mullen shoots his shot with Justin Fields, Dameon Pierce

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Join us here on SEC Country for a daily recap of the latest Florida recruiting news, tales from the trail and perspective on what it all means for the Gators.

Dan Mullen hits the road

With Jordan’s on his feet and the Florida logo on his shirt, new Gators coach Dan Mullen hit the recruiting trail for the first time Tuesday.

He and running backs coach Ja’Juan Seider traveled to the Peach State for 5-star quarterback Justin Fields and UF running back commit Dameon Pierce.

Sources close to Pierce told SEC Country the trip solidified his pledge. With Mullen winning him over and Seider staying on staff, the 4-star RB still plans to enroll early.

After seeing Pierce in Bainbridge, Ga., Mullen and Seider made their way to Kennesaw for the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit. Mullen’s objective was to start building a relationship with Fields and secure an official visit.

Mullen had social media buzzing Tuesday night after rocking Jordan’s on Pierce’s in-home visit and playing basketball with his family members.

Billy Gonzales on the trail

New Florida receivers coach Billy Gonzales also hit the road Tuesday after his return was officially announced by the school.

Gonzales visited 4-star wide receivers Stephen Guidry (Raymond, Miss.) and Malik Heath (Jackson, Miss.), both of whom are Mississippi State commits. Guidry and Heath received Florida offers from Mullen on Monday.

News & notes

  • Gators linebacker commit David Reese (Vero Beach, Fla.) received a visit from Tim Skipper on Tuesday.
  • New UF assistant John Hevesy extended an offer to 3-star offensive tackle Jerome Carvin (Cordova, Tenn).

  • Florida State WR commit Antoine Green (Rockledge, Fla.) also reported a new offer from Mullen and the Gators.

  • Lee Begley, who worked with Mullen in Mississippi’s State recruiting department, has followed him to Florida to serve as director of recruiting operations.

Miss a previous Gator Chomps notebook? Find every daily recap of Florida Gators recruiting right here.

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