Florida offers 2015 tight end

Florida has been out on the road recruiting and evaluating prospects the last few weeks, including some top 2015 prospects.

Last week, the Gators offered 2015 Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson defensive end/tight end Chauncey Rivers.

“Coach (Derek) Lewis was the coach that offered me,” Rivers said. “He told me that he wants me to come play tight end at Florida for him. He said that he likes my get off of the ball and my ability to catch the ball. I really like hearing that from him as I want to be a successful tight end in college.”

For the 6-foot-2, 238-pound Rivers, he visited Florida this spring and came away very impressed by what he saw.

“I really like Florida and their campus down there,” Rivers said. “I learned a lot about their offense and the formations they like to run down there. They had top notch facilities in the weight room and in the locker room and the campus was easy to get around. I also liked how the coaches teach the players and how they interacted with each other. I plan to visit Florida again this summer either for a visit or for one of their camps. I’m not sure which one yet.”

Rivers has also been following Florida football for some time now and says that their ability to put players in the league is something that impresses him, especially at the tight end position lately.

Even though Rivers is only a 2015 prospect, he still has been busy with the recruiting process during the spring evaluation period.

“So far Vanderbilt, South Carolina and Marshall has come by to see me,” Rivers said. “Clemson and Florida have both offered me this spring too.”

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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.