The Florida Gators offered receiver Kevin Stepherson (6-1, 180, Jacksonville, FL First Coast) on Tuesday after the Gators had running backs coach Tim Skipper by his school.
“Florida offered me on Tuesday after coach Skipper came by to watch us practice,” Stepherson said. “Coach Skipper told my coach to have me call him that night when I did. That’s when he told me about the offer and he said that was the main reason he came to my school that day.”
Stepherson has offers from the likes of LSU and Notre Dame but Tuesday’s offer was a special one to the receiver.
“It was a dream of mine since I was little kid to get the offer so I was excited to get it,” Stepherson said. “I’m excited about every offer but this was a dream offer to get and one that I’ve been wanting.”
When Stepherson called Skipper on Tuesday night to talk about the offer the Gators coach explained the importance of needing playmakers in Gainesville.
“He said that I’m a receiver that can make plays for them,” Stepherson said. “He said that he wants to get me on board at Florida so that I can make some plays for them. He said that he needs receivers like myself.”
Earlier this month Stepherson visited Florida for the Gators spring game and he enjoyed getting to see his childhood team in action.
“I went down to the spring game with a friend of mine so I’ve been there before,” Stepherson said. “The game was a good game and I watched the offense. Getting to see them play was something that I’ve always wanted to see so it was nice.”
Getting back down to Florida for a visit isn’t an issue for Stepherson as he’s just waiting on the right time for both parties.
“I have family in Gainesville so I’m planning to visit them more,” Stepherson said. “I can go down there whenever they plan on having me. Anytime they want me then I can visit.”
Despite growing up a fan of Florida, the Jacksonville receiver knows that picking a college is a business decision and that’s why he’s open to everyone.
“I’m just taking it all in right now and keeping things open,” Stepherson said. “Every school that I have an offer from, I’m looking into them and seeing how I would fit in at that school.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Florida, Notre Dame and LSU are all schools that I think stick out to Stepherson right now but the Florida offer was definitely a big one in his mind. Florida has a great shot here with the speed receiver.