Farrier commits to Florida

Will Muschamp and the Florida Gators received good news on Friday morning as the Gators picked up their second commitment for the Class of 2015 when receiver Deondre Farrier (6-0, 173, Orlando, FL Lake Nona) committed to the Gators.

“We just got off of the phone with Coach Muschamp and Deondre committed to him,” Anthony Paradiso (Farrier’s coach) said. “Deondre and his mom went up to Florida’s junior day and felt at home. I think Deondre really wanted to stay in the state of Florida and felt that Florida was the place for him. Coach Joker Phillips and Coach Muschamp both did a great job of helping Deondre feel comfortable at Florida.”

Most Gator fans remember the high school Lake Nona from last year, as Florida signed receiver Ryan Sousa from the school in 2014 and that helped with Farrier.

“Deondre and Ryan are very close friends,” Paradiso said. “Having Ryan there definitely helped Florida land Deondre.”

Having Sousa at Florida wasn’t the only factor that swayed Farrier to commit so early, Kurt Roper and Florida’s new offensive scheme played a part as well.

“I think what Florida is trying to do with the offense there fits Deondre’s skill set really well,” Paradiso said. “Deondre is a kid that can play the slot receiver position and also move out wide to play the wideout position as well. Deondre is a guy that you want in the open field to make plays.”

Farrier joins safety Deontai Williams as the only members of the Class of 2015 recruiting class.

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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.