Florida leads for 2015 running back

2015 Niceville (Fla.) High running back Shi’kim Coward camped at Florida on Saturday and came away impressed.

“It was a great camp and atmosphere out there,” Coward said. “We got out there and had a lot of fun. We went through 12 stations at 2 minutes apiece and then we had one on ones. There was a lot of competition out there and I was worn out after the camp.”

For the 5-foot-9, 171-pound running back, the highlight of the camp was getting the chance to work out with running backs coach Brian White.

“I had a lot of fun working out for coach White,” Coward said. “He told me I was very explosive and I that I got out of my breaks really well and cut well. It was great to hear him say that to me. The way coach White coaches is good because he teaches you a lot of drills to work on. He teaches a lot about being explosive and teaches the jump cut a lot. The one thing he talked a lot about was being able to break tackles during the game.”

Coward doesn’t yet hold an offer from Florida but he said after the camp he was able to speak with Brian White about a potential offer.

“He told me after camp that he is going to come see me play this year,” Coward said. “He told me that when I score a touchdown he wants to see me doing Gator Chomps out there. He told me to keep working hard on the field and that he would keep checking on me and watching me play.”

While Coward doesn’t have an offer from Florida, he names the Gators his leader as he has visited Gainesville several times this year.

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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.