Knight likes how Roper uses the tight end

Florida’s first practice with full contact drew plenty of outstanding prospects to Gainesville including tight end and UF commitment Camrin Knight (6-4, 220, Tallahassee, FL Lincoln) who was impressed with what he saw.

“It was a good time out there today,” Knight said. “I liked being able to come down and watch practice. The practice was nice and I really liked all of the drills they were doing with the tight ends. It was cool to see all of the players playing with energy and coming out ready to go during a practice.”

This was Knight’s first opportunity to see how offensive coordinator Kurt Roper plans to incorporate tight ends into his scheme.

“I liked how they used the tight ends in the new offense under Coach Roper,” Knight said. “They use the tight end a lot really almost every play they use one. They like to throw the ball to the tight ends too a lot and get the tight ends spread a lot.”

Knight also paid close attention to tight ends coach Derek Lewis, his future position coach.

“Coach Lewis has a really good coach style and he’s all about perfection,” Knight said. “He wants you to go hard every play and he’s very hands on with his guys. He gets you in the right place every play.”

Just prior to leaving Gainesville, Knight and his father had an opportunity to speak briefly with head coach Will Muschamp.

“Coach Muschamp said it was great to have me down for practice,” Knight said. “He said that he’s glad I’m a part of the class and he wants me to keep coming down.”

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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.