The Florida Gators fulfilled a big need in 2015 by signing two highly rated running backs. This means that the position ins’t a top priority for Florida in the 2016 recruiting cycle but the staff would like to sign one back to continue to build depth.
A few weeks ago the Gators handed out an offer to one of the top running backs in 2016 in Carlin Fils-Aime (5-11, 175, Naples, FL High), who received the news after a conversation with defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan.
“Coach Callahan offered me a scholarship to Florida a few weeks ago,” Fils-Aime said. “At that time Tyler Byrd was still committed to Florida so he was telling me that he wanted both of us to be Gators. He told me that I had an offer from Florida.”
Fils-Aime grew up rooting for the Gators, so receiving an offer from them was a dream come true, he says.
“It means a lot to me. It means a good bit to me,” said Aime. “Well, Florida is my dream school, so it’s exciting to get that offer. It was very cool to get that offer so soon from them.”
Due to NCAA rules Callahan wasn’t able to speak to Fils-Aime when the Florida assistant visited Naples High in January.
“Coach Callahan didn’t get into too much detail with me except saying that he would like for me to look at them,” Aime said. “He told me that he wants me to come up for a visit to meet everyone.”
Despite growing up a Gators fan, the 2016 running back says he has never visited Gainesville but that will change in the coming months he says.
“As soon as I have some off time then I’m going to visit Florida,” he said. “It will probably be this summer but I definitely plan to get up there for a visit to meet all of the coaches and see the campus and the facilities.”
INSIDERS BUZZ: Fils-Aime doesn’t really talk to much so it’s hard to get a real gauge on who he likes more than others but he was definitely excited about the offer from Florida.