Dillon believes in Chris Leak

Florida receiver commit Derrick Dillon (5-11, 180, Franklinton, LA Pine) was in attendance at IMG this past weekend for the 7-on-7 national championship and he had some things he wanted to accomplish on the weekend.

“I just want to get better at receiver and work on my craft of running better routes,” Dillon said. “I think I did pretty good out here. I think I got a little better at my routes and being able to go against top corners out here.”

Dillon committed to Florida when receiver coach Joker Phillips was still on staff but the receiver is now talking with new receivers’ coach Chris Leak.

“Me and Coach Chris are building a good relationship already because I knew him before he [sic] took over at receiver,” Dillon said. “When I was there last week we got to talk a lot more and he knows what he’s talking about. He’s going to do just fine there.”

Leak is an experienced guy at the quarterback position but Dillon believes he will be just fine coaching the receiver position.

“I think his quarterback experience will translate well to the receiver position,” Dillon said. “Plus he won a national championship so he knows what it takes to get there and to win one so maybe he can help us get there.”

Two weekends ago Dillon made the trek from Louisiana to Gainesville for Will Muschamp’s camp and he accomplished what he wanted to out of the trip.

“It went good. My main thing was to go meet Coach Chris again,” Dillon said. “I’ve gotten real comfortable with pretty much everyone else so I just wanted to build that with him and I did.”

Now that recruiting is over for Dillon he plans to start getting guys to join him in Gainesville including his 7-on-7 teammate from this past weekend.

“I’m trying to recruit Miles [Boykin],” Dillon said laughing. “I’m trying to get him join me at Florida right now.”

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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.