Phillips will camp for a Florida offer

Florida is already looking to start building relationships with members of the Class of 2015 prospects.

Last week, the Gators hosted a 2015 prospect in Pelion (S.C.) High receiver Freddie Phillips who enjoyed the visit.

“I got in Thursday night and stayed until Saturday,” Phillips said. “There isn’t one thing that stood because everything stood out to me.  Everything was amazing, I loved it all. The family atmosphere at Florida is great and it just felt right.”

While on the visit Phillips met with new receiver coach Joker Phillips, who talked to him about what he needed to do to get an offer from Florida.

“Coach Phillips is a great guy we had about an hour meeting the other day,” Phillips said. “He was telling me that he wanted me to come back down for a camp and show them what I have and why I should be offered. Coach Phillips was teaching me a lot during our meeting about running routes and how to read defenses and the different coverages.”

After the 6-foot-2, 175-pound Phillips met with Phillips, he got a chance to watch the Gators practice on Friday.

“The practice was real nice and organized,” Phillips said. “The players were all getting after it. It was cool to sit in the meetings with the receivers and then see it all come together out there for practice. Quinton Dunbar and Latroy Pittman were both making a lot of plays out there.”

Phillips also got to meet with the head man, as most players do before leaving their visit, and Muschamp had the same message as Phillips did.

“Coach Muschamp said for me to keep working hard on the field and in the classroom,” Phillips said. “He said that he wanted to see me this summer and to mark it on my calendar to make plans to come back down.”

Phillips plans to camp with Florida this summer.

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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, 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.