“It’s a dream to play in the Swamp” says Cox

On Saturday, two of Apopka High School’s best players visited Florida and one of them enjoyed the trip to his “dream school.”

2015 athlete Chandler Cox (6-2, 220, Apopka, FL High) has been to Florida several times but junior day afforded him the opportunity to wear the orange and blue colors for the first time.

“The visit was amazing,” Cox said. “I loved every part of it; trying on the jersey it was the first time trying a jersey on and putting on the Gator gloves. They rolled the red carpet out.”

After putting on the orange and blue Cox says that the Gators are out in front as he sees his dream of playing at Ben Hill Griffin stadium coming true.

“Florida is one of my top schools well Florida is my leader, definitely,” Cox said. “I have several offers now like Nebraska, Florida State and Duke have offered and they are good programs but it’s always been my dream to play in the Swamp. I’m going to try and take some other visits but when I feel like it’s time to make a decision I will. I want to try and do it before summer time so I can enjoy my senior year.”

Cox has seen all that the Gators have to offer already, but every time he visits Gainesville the coaches treat him the same.

“I’ve been down in the locker room before and seen the facilities before,” Cox said. “The love from all of the coaches is awesome.  Everyone here is just so nice and this is somewhere I could see myself playing at. “I like the atmosphere here at Florida. I love the relationship I have with the coaches and that my family has with them as well.”

The Apopka star has played running back, fullback, receiver and last year was forced to play quarterback for his team but the Gators see him sticking at one position.

“They see me at h-back,” Cox said. “They plan to use the h-back more since they are spreading the offense out more. They also see me playing every special teams at Florida.”

Cox was joined on Saturday by his good friend offensive lineman Martez Ivey who is also a highly recruit and Cox sees playing with Ivey in college as a great thing.

“It would be awesome to play here at Florida with Martez,” Cox said. “We live an hour and 15 away so it would be awesome to play in college with him. It would be a dream come true. We are like brothers he’s at my house like four times a week.”

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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.