Tate hopeful for a Gators offer

The Gators already have two receivers committed in the class of 2015 but the coaching staff is still looking to add two more.

One receiver that Florida’s staff is evaluating is Auden Tate (6-4, 199, Tampa, FL Wharton) who has yet to receive a scholarship offer from Florida but one could be coming soon.

“Florida hasn’t offered me yet but they said that they are going to come down to a spring practice of mine to evaluate me in person,” Tate said. “Coach [D.J.] Durkin said that he would be the coach that came down to evaluate me. Coach Durkin said that after they see me in person that they will probably offer me.”

If Wharton High sounds familiar to Gator fans it’s because cornerback Vernon Hargreaves is from there and that could help Florida with Tate.

“If Florida offers me it would put them pretty high on my list,” Tate said. “I’ve been working out with Vernon a lot and he’s been helping me. Vernon tells me that Florida is a good place to go and that the coaches really treat you well and get you prepared for the next level.”

Tate has yet to visit Gainesville but in the coming weeks the receiver plans to visit and he’ll has a few questions to ask.

“When I go up to Florida I have a few questions that I want to get answered,” Tate said. “I want to find out how comfortable I am up there and how the classes are. I want to see how the football life is and how the fan base is.”

The Tampa prospect is originally from Columbia, South Carolina and Tate has family in his ear for the Gamecocks.

“I’m originally from South Carolina so they are one of the schools that stand out to me,” Tate said. “I actually have a lot of family pressure to go to South Carolina.”

After Tate visits several campuses this spring and summer he would like to make a decision before his senior football season starts.

“I want to make a decision sometime this summer,” Tate said. “I want to take a few visits this spring and summer to see a few more schools. I want to be able to focus on my senior season so that’s why I want to decide soon.”

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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.