Andrews impressed during visit to Florida Gators

A lot of instate prospects visited Gainesville last Saturday to watch the Orange and Blue game under Dan Mullen and his staff.

Instate defensive back Cortez Andrews (6-2, 205, Tallahassee, FL. Godby) made the short drive to Gainesville and liked the spring game.

“I enjoyed the environment, the fans, the coaches and just the whole thing,” Andrews said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “I talked to Coach Mullen on the sideline, he asked me how the trip was going, it was good to see him.”

Andrews and Mullen spoke during the spring game and the Gators head coach gave a short but direct message to the defensive back.

“He was just telling me he wants me to be a Gator,” he said on the message from Mullen. “Asking me how everything was going and asking me about the game and stuff like that.”

The safety watched the Florida defense during the Orange and Blue game and came away impressed by the safety play.

“I like the safeties, they’re real aggressive,” Andrews said on watching the defense. “I like the coverage’s, I can definitely see myself playing in the Swamp. I like the whole team, this team has fun.”

After the game was over, Andrews got a chance to speak to the rest of coaching staff who simply relayed the message about wanting the defensive back in Gainesville.

“How bad they want me to be a Gator,” he said on the message from the coaching staff. “Get me out of Tallahassee, only time will tell. It won’t be tough.”

Defensive backs coach Charlton Warren has taken the lead recruiter role for Andrews as they try to build a relationship.

“Probably Coach [Charlton] Warren,” Andrews said on the coach he talks to the most from Florida. “He reached out to me last week, just starting to get a relationship with the new staff and just seeing how they’re.”

The Gators aren’t the only school hot after Andrews as the rest of the conference also wants the defensive back.

“Really basically the whole SEC,” Andrews said on the schools recruiting him the hardest. “Bama, Georgia, Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss, the whole SEC really.”

Florida and the rest of the SEC won’t have to wait long to see where they stand with Andrews as he plans to release a top group soon.

“I plan on dropping my top five next weekend,” he said on if he has any leaders. “I’m looking for just a family feel, the schools that are in my top five, they’re like family.”

The Gators will also make a stop by to see Andrews during spring practice as the Tallahassee native would like to visit Florida again.

“I definitely want to come back to Florida,” Andrews said. “I know they’re going to be my way this spring so I’m going to get that set up when they come my way.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.