Florida “dream offer” for Carlton Davis

Hard work has paid off for 2015 cornerback Carlton Davis (6-2, 178, Miami, FL Norland), who learned of an offer from the Florida Gators from his head coach last week.

“Florida offered me last week,” Davis said. “I think it was Coach T-Rob (Travaris Robinson) that offered me but I’m not sure because he called my head coach to let him know. I like the offer a lot and it means a lot because it means that my hard work paid off for me. It was kind of a dream offer for me.”

For Davis this was a dream offer as he’s always imagined himself playing in the SEC and in a tough environment like Florida one day.

“I grew up watching Florida every Saturday,” Davis said. “I always thought to myself that I wanted to be able to play at Florida in The Swamp on Saturdays. I’ve always wanted to play in the SEC and be in that environment one day as a player.”

Will Muschamp is a defense first coach, something that certainly gets Davis’ attention.

“I love the defense at Florida man,” Davis said. “I love the DB’s that Florida has and I love the DB coach there. They have a great great defense and the defense is always good even last year when they didn’t have a good record.”

Davis is no stranger to Florida as he knows a few of the Gators 2014 signees from the South Florida area as they played 7-on-7 tournaments together.

“I played on the South Florida Express last year,” Davis said. “I know Quincy Wilson pretty good and he talked to me about Florida so I know some of Florida’s guys.”

Even though Florida is his dream offer, the Gators are currently a few steps behind another school from the SEC East this early in the recruiting process.

“South Carolina is my leader right now,” Davis said. “Florida is my second team right now but I haven’t visited them yet. I’m definitely going to visit Florida though.”

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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.