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Florida football entered the mix for 2025 quarterback recruit Davi Belfort, the son of MMA legend Vitor Belfort, by extending an offer on June 13, and that early attention seems to be paying off.
247Sports’ Jacob Rudner spoke with the Fort Lauderdale quarterback about his recent trip to Gainesville and gained some more insight on the visit. Belfort arrived on a Sunday night with his dad and a friend. He participated the UF camp on Monday and picked up the offer after hitting it off with Billy Napier and quarterbacks analyst Ryan O'Hara.
Napier invited the entire family back to see the school later in the month, and Belfort left with a favorable opinion of Florida, to say the least.
“They definitely are very high on the board,” Belfort said to Swamp247. “Between how they treated me, working with the coaches, I thought it was just really cool. Even though I have tons of time and a lot of things can change, they’re definitely very high on my list.”
A rising sophomore, there’s no rush at all for Belfort to make a decision. A top 10 list within the next year might even be mature, but it’s okay to have favorites — especially when Florida has made it clear that he’s a priority by making him the first quarterback offer in the class.
Napier’s influence is strong here, but that fits with the way he coaches. Quarterbacks are his to mold, and Belfort likes the idea of having the man in charge coaching him up at all times.
“That’s one thing I thought was really special,” Belfort said. “He’s the head coach but he’s also the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator and I thought that was really cool. I’ve never gotten that before and I love it. He would be there all the time to talk to me and coach me up.
An unforgettable trip to be sure, this is just the first chapter in the relationship. Half of the Southeastern Conference is already in pursuit, and dozens of programs will be after him in the coming years. A strong start could go a long way with this one.
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