Chase waiting patiently for a Florida offer

Two weeks the Swamp was filled with top prospects for the annual Orange and Blue debut and while some prospects where highlighted other top prospects went unnoticed.

One of those prospects was 2016 receiver Tavares Chase (6-1, 174, Plant City, FL High) who enjoyed getting to visit the facilities and also had a moment in the locker room where he could envision himself being there as a player.

“It was pretty good,” Chase said. “I got the chance to visit the locker room and look around and then I got to see the weight room. I got to see the training facility too. When I was in the locker room I was picturing myself in there, I liked that picture.”

After the spring game was over Chase got the opportunity to talk with two of Florida’s assistant coaches and one had a message for the young receiver.

“I got to talk to Coach [Joker] Phillips and Coach [Derek] Lewis before the spring game,” Chase said. “Coach Phillips was telling me that he was going to come down to see me play in the spring game this spring. He was telling me that he could see me playing on the outside at Florida but that he wanted to see me play first. He was kind of hinting around that if I did well that he could offer me.”

When Chase was done talking with the two assistant coaches he had the chance to sit down with the head man himself.

“I got to talk to Coach [Will] Muschamp a couple of times while I was there,” Chase said. “He said that he liked my size and my ability. He said that he had watched my film a bunch and that he liked it. He told me that he was sending Coach Phillips to see me in May.”

If Florida does offer Chase it will be a big offer as the instate receiver liked what he saw out of the offense two weeks ago.

“When I was at the spring game, I liked the offense out there,” Chase said. “They were throwing the ball all over the place this year. I like them throwing the ball. It was some nice things out there.”

Despite not having a Florida offer yet, the 2016 receiver has had a recent string of luck as two top colleges have offered and more are coming soon according to Chase.

“Clemson and Michigan both offered me this week,” Chase said. “USF also offered me a few weeks ago. A bunch more schools say they are coming to see me this spring like Florida.”

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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, 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.