GAINESVILLE — K.J. Britt has taken four visits thus far in his recruitment, all of which have been to SEC schools.
His most recent trip to Florida stood out above the rest.
“It’s the best visit I’ve been on,” said the three-star linebacker, who traveled to UF last weekend. “I was fired up about the whole trip. The coaches took their time out with me. They showed me and my family around and just catered to us.
“Florida is a special place, so any time you can go six, seven hours away and still feel like you’re at home, it’s awesome.”
Britt, a 6-foot-1, 230-pounder from Oxford, Ala., had previously visited Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee. His interaction with Gators coach Jim McElwain was the highlight of his time in Gainesville.
“Coach McElwain took me in his office and he talked to me and my family about life,” Britt said. “Then he included that I had an offer from Florida. It was a great feeling.
“Getting an offer from a head coach is different from anybody else. He told me I fit into their program mentally and athletically and he wants me to be a Gator.”
Britt also enjoyed watching UF linebackers coach Randy Shannon at practice. He followed him around during position drills and even jokingly asked if he could jump in for one rep.
“I’d love to get coached by him,” Britt said. “He has such high prestige. Just his track record at Miami, coaching legend after legend, it’s impressive.”
Britt currently holds 24 offers and named Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Michigan, Ole Miss and Tennessee as his favorites. He plans to reveal a leader soon, but is in no rush to make a decision.