Inside Gators Recruiting 5/17/12

Florida football coaches have been mostly recruiting in the state of Florida over the past two weeks, but they are visiting out-of-state prospects again this week.

Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn visited Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep cornerback Tre Bell on Wednesday. “It went good,” Bell said.

Orlando (Fla.) East River linebacker Ryne Rankin also received a visit from Florida on Wednesday. Rankin is verbally committed to Georgia.

UF cornerbacks coach Travaris Robinson visited Newnan (Ga.) Northgate cornerback Brandon Facyson on Wednesday.

Jackson (Miss.) Jackson Prep quarterback Ryan Buchanan said Will Muschamp called him on Wednesday and that’s when Buchanan told the Gators football that he would visit UF on June 8-9.

The Gators offered a scholarship to Somerville (N.J.) Immaculata defensive end Tashawn Bower on Wednesday. Bower said he grew up a fan of the Gators.

Florida handed out a scholarship offer to 2014 Palm Bay (Fla.) Bayside defensive tackle Travonte Valentine on Wednesday.

Another scholarship offer was extended to 2014 Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Northridge running back Bo Scarbrough. Scarbrough said he has family in Florida.

On Thursday, I expect Quinn and linebackers coach D.J. Durkin to be at Wyomissing, Pa., linebacker Alex Anzalone’s 6:30 A.M workout.

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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.