Why Dan Mullen waited until Monday to visit Florida QB commit Matt Corral

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Dan Mullen visits QB Matt Corral

The highly anticipated meeting between Matt Corral and Dan Mullen took place on Monday.

The new Florida coach conducted an in-home visit with the Gators quarterback commit, who will officially visit UF this weekend. New quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson also joined Mullen on the trip.

Mullen has been in contact with Corral and his parents since his first week on the job, but many Florida fans wanted to know why Mullen waited until Monday to go see his top-rated commitment.

Well, the move makes sense for several reasons.

First and foremost, Mullen is only allotted one in-home visit per recruit and has to be strategic with it. Rather than seeing all of his commits right away, many of whom have been solid, Mullen decided to spend his first two weeks on the road trying to expand Florida’s recruiting board and spark interest in new potential targets.

And yes, some of those recruiting trips were to evaluate other quarterbacks. But Mullen and UF assistant Billy Gonzales, who visited Corral at Long Beach Poly High School, continued to tell Corral he was their guy and they could build the offense around his skill set.

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You don’t fly cross country and make those kind of comments to a recruit if he’s not a priority or you’re slow-playing him. I think Mullen waited until Monday because he wanted to have Corral’s position in place and get one of his last in-home visits before he signs early.

The timing worked out perfectly for Mullen. By saving his trip for Monday, he was able to see Corral right after he came back Ole Miss and got his attention back on the Gators ahead of his official visit.

Corral and Mullen have both shopped around this month, but right now the two parties appear to be the best option for each other.


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