Now that the Florida Gators football season is underway you will see less offers being given out by the Gators coaching staff, but on Friday they did send one out to a 2017 prospect.
That prospect is running back Adarius Lemons (6-1, 185, Clearwater, FL High) who talked to Florida Gators quality control coach Marquell Blackwell on the phone.
“I was talking to Coach Blackwell on Friday and then after I got off the phone with him, he told me Florida was offering me a scholarship,” Lemons said of how he learned of his UF offer. “He just said that they offered me and that he wants me to come up to the game next weekend so that I can tour the campus and see everyone.”
Lemons, who currently holds five scholarship offers, was taken aback about the news that the Florida Gators were offering him.
“The offer was big to me,” Lemons said. “Louisville was my first big offer but as soon as I got offered by Florida, I put them on top because that’s big. I was very excited and surprised to get offered by Florida so soon.”
When Lemons was talking to Blackwell on the phone the Florida Gators coach was telling him a little bit about the offense in Gainesville.
“He told me that I will fit in good at running back in their new offense but he didn’t say too much else, except that he would talk to me more soon,” he said of Blackwell’s message. “Since they are running a new offense, he wants me to see the offense and tell him what I think of it.”
One thing that Lemons likes about the University of Florida is that his parents would be able to see him play if he chooses the Orange and Blue.
“Florida is close to home and if I did decide to commit to Florida, the travel would be short for my parents,” Lemons said. “I like Florida, I just want to get a good feel for the environment up there and see how I like everything up there when I go up there next weekend.”
Now that Florida has offered the 2017 running back, Lemons will now visit the Florida Gators very soon where he will have his family in tow.
“I’ll be up there at Florida for the game on Saturday, it will be my second time up there,” he said of his upcoming visit to Florida. “I didn’t get to see much of the campus so I want to see everything up there. I also want to see the offense for myself and see how things go for the new coach.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Lemons said he will be visiting the Florida Gators on Saturday with his grandmother and parents because they are a big part of his life and will be a big part of any decision he makes. The running back says he wants to make a decision after his junior year.