Florida offers 2016 receiver

The Gators coaching staff have been out on the road for the last four weeks evaluating prospects not just in the Class of 2014, but underclassmen prospects too.

On Tuesday, Florida offered one of the top 2016 prospects in Dade City (Fla.) Pasco receiver Nate Craig.

“Coach (Will) Muschamp told my coach that he wanted to talk to me,” Craig said. “So I called him and he told me that he watched my film this morning (Tuesday) and that he thought I was junior in high school not a freshman. He asked me who I liked growing up and I said Florida and he than he told me congratulations, you have received an offer from the University of Florida.”

The 6-foot-2, 198-pound Craig had a big day on Tuesday with not only receiving the Florida offer but another in state school as well. One of those offers was a dream come true.

“Florida and Florida State both offered me this morning,” Craig said. “But the Florida offer is a dream come true for me. One of my friends, Joey Ivie, just started playing for Florida and I’ve also liked Florida since I was younger. I definitely plan to visit Florida this summer, most likely for a camp in June.”

For Craig, growing up watching Florida has caused him to pay close attention to the offense and the schemes that Brent Pease runs.

“Florida runs a great offensive scheme,” Craig said. “They use their playmakers well and they tell me that I can become a big target in their offense and that I can use my speed to make plays with the ball in my hands.”

So far this spring, Craig has been visited by Florida State and Ohio State. Running backs coach Brian White also has been by Pasco to see him.

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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.