Saturday night’s opening game in the Everglades drew a record crowd as they were able to see the Florida Gators beat Utah 29-26.
Joining the 90,000-plus in attendance were over 100 prospects as they had the chance to witness a huge crowd and Billy Napier’s first game, all impressed with the victory.
GatorCountry spoke with dozens of potential clients to find out their reactions to the Florida Gators’ big win over Utah on Saturday night.
Defensive line submission Kelby Collins-“The game is influenced by the crowd. I’m happy to play in front of 90,000 people every weekend. ”
Defensive back Jordan Castle—”UF is a home where fans have shown me and my family a lot, and I’m ready to put on my pads and start playing. ”
UCF Defensive Line Submits John Walker-“The atmosphere was really noisy. “
Florida offensive line commits Roderick Kearney-“I had a great experience; I felt the overall experience was very good. ”
Offensive line commits Bryce Lovett- “It’s crazy, it’s been a fun time to be back here.”
Recipient submits Aidan Mizell-“expected. Go alligator. ”
Offensive line commits Knijeah Harris-“Go crocodile! ! ! . ”
Recipient submits Tyree Patterson – “It was a very tight match and the crowd was unbelievable, but I was happy to see UF beat #7 Utah. ”
2025 Quarterback Colin Hurley — “The victory in Florida was a very real statement of where the Gators are headed under Coach Napier and his staff. The swamp is electric and the vibe is great. ”
2025 Receiver Kobe Howard – “The atmosphere was on fire throughout the night. I really like the way these guys keep fighting, never give up and win hard. ”
2024 Quarterback Jack Merklinger — “The game was crazy and the atmosphere in the swamp was lively. It’s a great game, make it even better. The hospitality of the staff. ”
2025 Athlete Tarvos Alford II – “Definitely a big win. shocked the world. ”
2024 Defensive back Brian Williams–“Best college game I’ve ever played in. ”
2024 Offensive Lineman Jake Guarnera – “is electric. The offensive line played well all night and the whole team played from start to finish. ”
2024 Tight End Michael Smith – “The stadium, the atmosphere and the energy, everything is electronic. ”
2025 running back Taevion Swint-“Last night was the best game I’ve ever been to! ! ! Swamp’s first game of the night. The sound is crazy. ”