Florida is desperately looking to add a tight end for the Class of 2014.
Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson tight end Montez Sweat was the latest prospect to receive an offer from the Gators.
“Coach (Derek) Lewis, the tight end coach from Florida, offered me,” Sweat said. “He was just telling me about how he has coached a lot of tight ends in his time. He was telling me about the past players that Florida has put into the league at the position. He also said he has watched my film and liked it.”
On Tuesday, tight end coach Derek Lewis took a visit up to Stephenson to watch the 6-foot-6, 220-pound goliath in person.
“He was by my school on Tuesday,” Sweat said. “My coach took me outside and let me run some routes for him. Coach Lewis told my coach that he was impressed by me and that if I was to come to Florida, I would have a chance to crack the lineup if I worked hard.
Right now Sweat has Florida as his leader after picking up his offer on Monday.
“Florida is my top school right now,” Sweat said. “I like Florida a lot, they have a good program and have good sports including football. I like that they have a tradition of putting players into the league at tight end and how they win a lot of football games there.”
Sweat and his Stephenson teammates have their spring game on Thursday and it’s possible Sweat could announce his decision then.