Defensive tackle picks up a Florida offer

Will Muschamp and the Gators coaching staff are looking for two defensive tackles in the Class of 2014. Last week they offered two prospects they would hope to fill those slots with.

The first was Cincinnati (OH.) Winton Woods defensive tackle Daniel Cage who now has 12 offers from Division I schools.

“I talked to coach (Brad) Lawing last week and he is the one who offered me,” Cage said. “He said he liked the way I played defensive tackle. He also said i’m explosive and that he liked my quickness off of the ball and that I could be a good fit at Florida.”

The 6-foot-3, 275-pound Cage was a little shocked to receive the offer but was also happy to receive an opportunity to play at Florida.

“I had never even gotten a letter from them or anything so it was a little surprising,” Cage said. “But the offer means a lot to me but, at the same time I was humbled and it made me realize that I have to work even harder to get to where I want to be.”

Being from Ohio, Cage isn’t very familiar with Florida besides what he has heard about them on TV.

“I really don’t know much about Florida right now,” Cage said. “But I like their defense and how they have so many play makers on the defensive side of the ball. They usually have a good group of defensive lineman on the team.”

Since Cage doesn’t know much about Florida it’s a big key for the coaching staff to get Cage on campus in Gainesville.

“Yes sir I’m looking forward to visiting them to learn more about them,” Cage said. “I plan to visit Florida this summer. Right now I have plans to visit Ohio State this spring and have already visited Illinois, Indiana and Cincinnati.”

Cage says nobody stands out for him right now as he is listening to everyone who has offered him.

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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.