The Florida Gators have been very aggressive the last few weeks in recruiting receivers for the Class of 2015 and that continued on Monday when the Gators sent out a new offer.
JUCO receiver Isaac Whitney (6-3, 200, Riverside C.C., CA JUCO) was the recipient of that offer as he received a call from Florida Gators offensive coordinator Kurt Roper.
“Coach Roper called and offered me on Monday night,” Whitney said. “He said that he has watched my tape and that he needs a big outside receiver like myself. Coach Roper said that he liked that I was big and fast and that was why he was offering me. He said that he really needs me.”
Whitney, who is from Oklahoma, has never visited Florida but he does say that he use to watch the Gators on T.V.
“I don’t know too much about Coach Roper but I’m going to do some research on him,” Whitney said. “I use to watch Florida a lot back in the day but I really don’t know much about them now except that they run the spread offense.”
In the last few weeks Whitney has received a lot of big offers but he admits that Florida’s was one of the best offers he has received and he now plans to do some research on the University of Florida.
“Florida is a really big offer for me and that’s why I’m planning on getting out there to take a visit,” Whitney said. “I want to learn more about Florida and learn about the offense they run too. I know they need receivers but I want to see everything for myself.”
Not only is Florida a big offer for him but it’s his biggest SEC offer and that’s the conference that Whitney has grown up thinking about.
“It would be cool to play in the SEC against the best competition in the country,” Whitney said. “It’s really been a dream of mine to play in the SEC.”
Despite the Gators being in the SEC the receiver says that he has no leaders but did offer up a top 3 as well as 3 schools that he plans to take officials too before he signs in December.
“I’m going to take a visit to Florida, USC and West Virginia after my playoffs are over,” Whitney said. “Those are my top 3 schools right now but I don’t have a leader or anything. I do have to make a quick decision though because I enroll in school in January.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Whitney was very excited about the offer from Florida and it sounds like Florida and USC are his top two schools right now. The Gators have an opportunity for him to play early and that’s something that Whitney is looking for as he only has two years left of eligibility.