Florida watches 2015 quarterback throw

Will Muschamp and Brent Pease have said time after time that they want a quarterback in each recruiting class.

With Will Grier already in the fold for the Class of 2014, the Gators coaching staff is now out evaluating 2015 quarterback prospects.

On Tuesday, the Gators watched 2015 Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb quarterback Tyler Queen workout and throw.

“The receiver coach (Joker) Phillips came to my school to watch me throw,” Queen said. “I didn’t get to talk to coach Phillips but I think the workout went well. I got a good vibe from him and they seemed very interested. Coach Phillips did talk to my dad and to my coach though.”

The 6-foot, 236-pound Queen recently picked up offers from Middle Tennessee State and North Carolina. Florida talked to him about what he needs to do to gain an offer from the Gators.

“They haven’t really talked too much about an offer yet,” Queen said. “But they did say that they want me to come camp and workout for them. If I do well, an offer could come after that. I’m really excited to see what the campus is like, how they run their program in person and to meet all of the coaches and players.”

Like most quarterbacks, Queen has a long list of schools that want to see him throw in person this summer at camps. Right now, Queen is deciding where to attend.

“I’m considering all of my options,” Queen said. “I’ve sat down with my parents and offensive coordinator and I think the plan is to pick the top four schools that I want to visit the most and go camp at those four this summer. I have a pretty long list of schools that I’m considering right now, so I’m not sure of the four yet.”

One thing playing in Florida’s favor, is that Queen has been impressed with the offense that Will Muschamp and his staff have put on the field lately.

“I like how they spread the defense out and how diverse they are,” Queen said. “They run a lot of the same things we do at our high school. I feel like I could fit right in with their system and succeed in the offense they run.”

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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.