This past weekend, Coral Gables (Fla.) three-star inside linebacker Denzel Perryman took his second official visit when he made his way to Gainesville to check out the University of Florida.
"It was fun," Perryman said. "I loved it."
During his time around the Gators, the 5-foot-11, 217-pound linebacker had an opportunity to sit down and speak one-on-one with head coach Will Muschamp. He said that was a highlight of his visit.
"My sit-down with Coach Muschamp was real good, because this was my first time meeting him in person like that," Perryman said. "He seemed to be real cool. He told me that he wants me there and that I could be a big part of things there."
"He told me he could care less about my height," Perryman added. "He said I am a good ballplayer and that is simply what he wants on his defense. He wants me there as a linebacker."
During the visit, Perryman was hosted by Quinton Dunbar, who is a freshman wide receiver at Florida who hails from South Florida.
"He showed me around Gainesville," Perryman said. "He told me that it means a lot to be a Gator. It means you are part of the Gator Nation. He said it is a good place to be. He said as a student-athlete, that when you need help they are there for you. He said it is a great place to get a great education."
Since returning home from the visit, Perryman has hosted two staffs from his main schools.
"Last night Coach (Al) Golden and Coach (Michael) Barrow (from Miami) came by and then today it was Coach (Stan) Drayton, Coach (Bryant) Young, and Coach (Travaris) Robinson (from Florida) that came by," Perryman said. "They pretty much came in and talked to me about how they are a good program and how bad they want me."
Perryman, who had previously visited Florida State, will visit Miami on Jan. 21st and Southern Cal on Jan. 28th. Those three, as well as Florida, help to make up his current list of favorites.
"It is pretty much just those four (I have visited)," Perryman said.
Amongst the four, one has not emerged as a leader according to Perryman.
"Not at all," Perryman said when asked if he had a leader. "Everybody is pretty much even."
The South Florida prospect intends to make his final decision on National Signing Day. As a senior, he racked up 137 tackles, seven for a loss, with four sacks, an interception return for a touchdown, a forced fumble and fumble recovery.