Alexander humbled by his Florida Gators’ offer last week

The Florida Gators have put together much of their recruiting board for the 2022 class but they will continue to evaluate guys and offer new guys to expand the board at certain positions.

Last week, the Gators offered cornerback Jaquise Alexander (6-0, 165, Tampa, Fl. Tampa Catholic) who’s starting to pick up a lot of big offers as of late.

“Coach Crime [Wesley] McGriff offered me,” Alexander said. “He said he loves the way I play the ball and I’m long athletic and I’m just what they were looking for at my position.”

Alexander spoke to McGriff about the Gators and we heard the news of the offer, the cornerback was happy and excited.

“It definitely means a lot to me,” he said on what the offer means to him. “It truly is a blessing my reaction was just full of excitement and humbling at the same time.”

McGriff explained to Alexander last week just how he would fit into the Gators’ defense and why Florida likes his game.

“He said cornerback because they want long athletic defensive backs that can play,” Alexander said on where Florida wants him to play. “He likes how I play the ball and how smooth I get out of my breaks and also likes how I can jump up and go get the ball.”

The Tampa athlete hopes to visit Florida in June to learn more about the Gators but Alexander is already very interested.

“I’m highly interested, definitely going to be at the top of the list when I make a decision,” he said of his interest in Florida. “I know they’re a big-time program and love the way they play defense and how aggressive they are.”

More offers are expected to come in for Alexander but he says he does plan to visit a few schools that have already offered him this summer.

“UCF, Miami, and Wake Forest all have offered,” Alexander said of other schools recruiting him hard. “I will be visiting them all in June as well as Florida.”

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.