It was Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras Day in some states on Tuesday and the Florida Gators coaching staff did their part in celebrating the holiday as they handed out several offers on Tuesday.
One of those offers went out to a Miami commit, defensive tackle commit Keyshon Camp, (6-4, 255, Lakeland, FL Lake Gibson) who heard the news from one of his coaches on Tuesday.
“Coach [Kirk] Callahan was the coach from Florida that offered me today [Tuesday],” Camp said. “I haven’t had a chance to talk to coach Callahan yet because he called my high school coach and told him that Florida was offering me. I’m going to call him later on tonight and talk to him about everything.”
Camp has double digit offers but Florida was a big offer to him because of the conference prestige of the SEC.
“The offer feels good to get,” Camp said. “It’s my second offer from the SEC [Kentucky was his first offer] and really my first big SEC offer so it feels good. I’m very excited about Florida.”
Another reason this is a big offer is because Camp has a good relationship with defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan and likes his personality.
“Coach Callahan came down in January and I got to see him then,” Camp said. “I didn’t get to talk to him but he’s a guy that knows what he wants and he wants to win so he said he needs to get players to help him win.”
Despite the big offer from Florida the defensive tackle says he’s still committed to Miami but the Gators and other schools still have a chance.
“I’m still committed to Miami,” Camp said. “I’m just looking at different schools and whatever schools are interested in me then I’m interested in them. I plan to visit several schools this spring including Florida. I’m going to either a junior day or to a spring practice.”
Camp has visited Florida the past two summers and he liked the Gainesville campus, plus, he knows a lot about the history of the Florida program.
“I grew up watching Florida a lot so I know a lot about them,” Camp said. “Chris Rainey and the Pouncey twins went to Florida from my hometown so that’s cool. I know Florida has had a lot of Heisman trophy winners and they are a good program. I’ve been to Florida twice already and it was a good visits.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Camp was excited about the offer but he’s very open in his recruitment despite him being committed to Miami. Florida will get several chances to impress Camp over the next few months.