Tate is waiting for a Florida offer

After taking only two receivers in the Class of 2014 the Florida coaching staff is looking to add 3-4 receivers in the Class of 2015.

One prospect who’s on the Gators radar but hasn’t been offered yet is receiver Auden Tate (6-4, 199, Tampa, FL Wharton) who talks to two coaches from Florida often.

“I’ve been talking to Coach (Derek) Lewis and Coach (Joker) Phillips from Florida a lot,” Tate said. “They haven’t offered me yet but it could come soon. They both tell me that they want me to play both the inside and outside receiver position and that they want me to visit Florida soon.”

Tate talks to Lewis, his area recruiter, a lot but he has the best relationship with receiver coach Joker Phillips and he likes that Phillips was a former head coach at Kentucky.

“Coach Phillips is a cool, funny coach,” Tate said. “He’s definitely a player’s coach and someone that I like. I like that Coach Phillips was a former head coach because it shows that he knows what he’s talking about and he can help me get better on the field.”

Despite not having an offer from Florida yet the Tampa prospect says that he has a lot of interest in the Gators and is looking forward to visiting Gainesville so that he can what Florida has to offer in person.

“I like Florida a lot and I have a good relationship with everyone there,” Tate said. “I want to get the offer from Florida and start building a better relationship with all of the coaches there and I also want to see the facilities at Florida when I visit them.”

Next up for Tate in his recruitment is visits to schools in the southeast for spring practices and games. Florida is in line to land of of those visits for the talented receiver.

“I plan to visit Florida this summer or for a spring practice,” Tate said. “I also plan to go to South Carolina’s junior day and to Miami’s spring game this spring.”

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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.