Louisiana receiver camps at Florida

Florida hosted a number of prospects for Will Muschamp’s football camp the last two weeks and several of them came to Florida hoping to earn a scholarship offer.

One of those prospects that came looking for an orange and blue scholarship offer was receiver Jalen McCleskey (5-9, 153, Covington, LA. St. Paul’s) who had the opportunity to take a two-day visit to Gainesville.

“I visited on Wednesday last week,” McCleskey said. “It was a good time. I liked the facilities and the coaches a lot. It was good to get a tour and then be able to sit down and spend a little time with them before I camped the next day.”

Receivers coach Chris Leak was running the camp on Wednesday and he personally worked out McCleskey in the Swamp.

“I got to work with Chris Leak on Wednesday,” McCleskey said. “He was showing me some stuff about getting off press release and how it was important to get off quickly so that it doesn’t throw off your timing.”

Now that McCleskey has had the opportunity to sit down with Leak and also get coached by him what he does he think of Florida’s new receivers coach?

“I think he’s going to be good as a coach,” McCleskey said. “He’s been in our shoes just recently so he knows what’s going on and what we are going through. He understands the things that he needs to teach us from his experience.”

McCleskey was hoping to get the Florida offer when he camped but he left without it. He did, however, learn why Florida hasn’t offered yet.

“I got to talk with Coach Muschamp right before my visit ended,” McCleskey said. “He said that Florida really liked me and that they were going to keep in touch with me but that they weren’t sure if they were going to have room to take four receivers or not. Coach Muschamp said that if they take four receivers that I would definitely be on the board.”

Now that McCleskey has finished his camp tour he says he has a leader but one offer could change things up.

“Oklahoma State is my leader right now,” McCleskey said. “If Florida offered me though it would be a big time offer and one that I would highly consider.”

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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.