Florida Gators: The Opening preview for UF targets

The recruiting world will all be playing close attention to what is going on in Beaverton, Oregon this week when the top prospects in the country participate in The Opening camp that is sponsored by Nike.

In this edition of the Gator Country podcast Nick de la Torre and Andrew Spivey break down the prospects that you should be watching in regards to who the Florida Gators are after and have a chance with.

The biggest name to watch this week is Gators cornerback commit Chauncey Gardner, who is sure to be talking to many top prospects and will definitely be one of the biggest trash talkers during the 7-on-7 tournament.

We will have a full transcript of the podcast as soon as possible.


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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.


  1. I am repeating myself and I could be wrong about the QB recruiting situation. First, I do not think the kid from Texas will commit to the Gators if a quality program in the State of Texas really wants him. A top-trier QB from Texas is unlikely to come to a rebuilding program like Florida when there are alternatives. Secondly, I have to wonder why UF does not make a bigger effort for QB Xavier Gaines (6’2″ 208 lbs.). This kid is a highly rated QB, is from the State of Florida and appears to have a real interest in the Gators. That said, I have confidence in Coach Mac and Staff to make the right decision. Still, I have to wonder.