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Written by Andrew Spivey, August 26, 2013, 0 Comments,
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Depth at the tight end position is a huge concern for Will Muschamp and the Florida Gators after the 2013 football season.

The Gators coaching staff has set their sights on signing two tight ends and with one already committed, they have their sights on a second.

One of the top prospects on Florida’s board is Derby (Ks.) High tight end DeAndre Goolsby, who named a top five on Sunday afternoon and is now in the process of setting up officials to those schools.

“My top 5 are Ohio State, Oklahoma, Florida, Kansas and Arkansas in no order,” Goolsby said. “Right now I know I’m taking an official to Florida for the Tennessee game and one to Oklahoma on September 7th for the West Virginia game. I’m sitting down with my family on Monday to set up the rest of them.”

With a top five now, things are starting to pick up for the 6’4″, 225-pound Goolsby, but he says he is still doing research on schools.

“Everyone is equal in my top 5,” Goolsby said. “I just need to look into them some more and see their game atmosphere when I take my official visits. I’m an early enrollee so I’ll decide sometime after my officials.”

One schools that the Kansas product talks a lot to is Florida, who not only has his position coach talking to him but the head man himself.

“I talk to coach (Will) Muschamp and coach (Derek) Lewis a lot,” Goolsby said. “ They want to use me as a move around tight end, which is something I want to do. I’m looking forward to seeing there tight ends this year and how much they move around. Coach Muschamp has told me I will have the opportunity to play early there.”

Goolsby didn’t want to single any school out, so he gave his thoughts on why each of his final five made the cut.

Kansas State – “I grew up around there and I would be comfortable there and I would have a lot of resources if I went there.”

Oklahoma – “I like the position coach there that would be coaching me and I like the campus there. The facilities are also nice.”

Florida – “I really like coach Lewis and coach Muschamp and how they would use me on the field. I like that a lot.”

Ohio State – “Me and Meyer get along and I really like him and they also have good facilities.”

Arkansas – “I grew up with the receivers coach and I like their new facilities they just got. They plan to use me as a move round tight end and that’s  I want to do.”

Andrew Spivey

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.

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Depth at the tight end position is a huge concern for Will Muschamp and the Florida Gators after the 2013 football season.

The Gators coaching staff has set their sights on signing two tight ends and with one already committed, they have their sights on a second.

One of the top prospects on Florida’s board is Derby (Ks.) High tight end DeAndre Goolsby, who named a top five on Sunday afternoon and is now in the process of setting up officials to those schools.

“My top 5 are Ohio State, Oklahoma, Florida, Kansas and Arkansas in no order,” Goolsby said. “Right now I know I’m taking an official to Florida for the Tennessee game and one to Oklahoma on September 7th for the West Virginia game. I’m sitting down with my family on Monday to set up the rest of them.”

With a top five now, things are starting to pick up for the 6’4″, 225-pound Goolsby, but he says he is still doing research on schools.

“Everyone is equal in my top 5,” Goolsby said. “I just need to look into them some more and see their game atmosphere when I take my official visits. I’m an early enrollee so I’ll decide sometime after my officials.”

One schools that the Kansas product talks a lot to is Florida, who not only has his position coach talking to him but the head man himself.

“I talk to coach (Will) Muschamp and coach (Derek) Lewis a lot,” Goolsby said. “ They want to use me as a move around tight end, which is something I want to do. I’m looking forward to seeing there tight ends this year and how much they move around. Coach Muschamp has told me I will have the opportunity to play early there.”

Goolsby didn’t want to single any school out, so he gave his thoughts on why each of his final five made the cut.

Kansas State – “I grew up around there and I would be comfortable there and I would have a lot of resources if I went there.”

Oklahoma – “I like the position coach there that would be coaching me and I like the campus there. The facilities are also nice.”

Florida – “I really like coach Lewis and coach Muschamp and how they would use me on the field. I like that a lot.”

Ohio State – “Me and Meyer get along and I really like him and they also have good facilities.”

Arkansas – “I grew up with the receivers coach and I like their new facilities they just got. They plan to use me as a move round tight end and that’s  I want to do.”

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