Goolsby feeds Muschamp, Lewis well

When Florida coaches Will Muschamp and Derek Lewis paid an in-home visit to tight end commitment Deandre Goolsby (6-4, 225, Derby, KS) last week, they got the royal treatment from Goolsby and his family.

“Coach Muschamp and Coach Lewis came by on Wednesday for an in-home visit,” Goolsby said. “They came by the school and then came over that night for dinner. We fed them steak, chicken and potatoes we had to do them right and make them feel welcome.”

Goolsby is hoping he’ll get a warm welcome in the chance to shore up a beleaguered Florida tight end situation when he arrives in Gainesville as a member of the Gators’ 2014 recruiting class. It promises to be a new offensive scheme since Muschamp is replacing his offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

When Muschamp was in-home, it gave Goolsby a chance to talk to Muschamp about the staff changes that happened in Gainesville last week.

“Coach Muschamp talked to me about the situation,” Goolsby said. “He just told me that he will be evaluating guys and that he would let me know but that he wanted to get the offense.  He told me that he wants a fast pace offense kind of like a spread but pro-style too. He told me they want to do a lot with the tight ends and run a lot of 12 personnel.”

The Gators need a tight end to step up in 2014 on offense and Goolsby hopes that’s him as he plans to participate in Florida’s spring practice after he enrolls early at Florida next month.

“I will be enrolling in January at Florida,” Goolsby said. “I’m getting back into the workout routine now and I’m gettng back to working with my dad and trainer. When I get to Florida I want to learn the playbook and gain some weight and hopefully get faster.”

Goolsby finished his high school season last week with a state championship and he hopes that momentum carries on to Florida next year as he will number 30 for the orange and blue.

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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, 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.