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Gainer feels wanted
at University of Florida

Written by Andrew Spivey, June 23, 2015, 1 Comment,
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Friday was the last day for the Florida Gators to host football camp and the coaching staff hosted several big name prospects that day.
Offensive lineman Christion Gainer (6-5, 280, Panama City, FL Bay) was one of the prospects that took part in the camp and he learned a lot from offensive line coach Mike Summers.
“Man, it was a great visit,” Gainer said. “I worked out with Coach Summers during the camp and he was giving me some pointers. It was a very helpful visit and he was working with me on my steps and told me some things to help me out.”
Head coach Jim McElwain was playing close attention to Gainer on Friday and he gave the offensive lineman a solid message afterwards.
“I met with Coach McElwain after the camp and he told me that I did a good job during the camp,” he said. “He said to keep up the good work and that he needs me at Florida. He said I would look good at Florida playing tackle.”
Gainer isn’t ready to name any leaders at this point but he does admit that two schools are recruiting him harder than the others.
“I think Florida has a lot of great coaches, especially coach Summers,” Gainer said. “I have a lot of interest in Florida and they are one of the schools that are recruiting me the hardest. USF is also recruiting me hard.”
The Gators have made sure to let Gainer know that spots are limited in the class of 2016 and the offensive lineman now has a timeline for making a decision.
“I want to make a decision before my next football season,” he said. “Florida told me that they are starting to fill up their recruiting class so spots are getting limited for players.”

 

INSIDERS TAKE: Gainer said that he plans to visit the Florida Gators and USF Bulls in July and after that he plans to make a decision. Florida is in good shape here if they push for his commitment.

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About 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. subtle_gatorJune 23, 2015, 1:58 pm

    This is a joke right? Please tell me we’re not in a heated recruiting battle with USF.

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Friday was the last day for the Florida Gators to host football camp and the coaching staff hosted several big name prospects that day.
Offensive lineman Christion Gainer (6-5, 280, Panama City, FL Bay) was one of the prospects that took part in the camp and he learned a lot from offensive line coach Mike Summers.
“Man, it was a great visit,” Gainer said. “I worked out with Coach Summers during the camp and he was giving me some pointers. It was a very helpful visit and he was working with me on my steps and told me some things to help me out.”
Head coach Jim McElwain was playing close attention to Gainer on Friday and he gave the offensive lineman a solid message afterwards.
“I met with Coach McElwain after the camp and he told me that I did a good job during the camp,” he said. “He said to keep up the good work and that he needs me at Florida. He said I would look good at Florida playing tackle.”
Gainer isn’t ready to name any leaders at this point but he does admit that two schools are recruiting him harder than the others.
“I think Florida has a lot of great coaches, especially coach Summers,” Gainer said. “I have a lot of interest in Florida and they are one of the schools that are recruiting me the hardest. USF is also recruiting me hard.”
The Gators have made sure to let Gainer know that spots are limited in the class of 2016 and the offensive lineman now has a timeline for making a decision.
“I want to make a decision before my next football season,” he said. “Florida told me that they are starting to fill up their recruiting class so spots are getting limited for players.”

 

INSIDERS TAKE: Gainer said that he plans to visit the Florida Gators and USF Bulls in July and after that he plans to make a decision. Florida is in good shape here if they push for his commitment.

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