Arlis Boardingham commits to Florida over Oregon

The Florida Gators picked up a late commitment for the Class of 2022 on Wednesday when they picked up an out of state prospect.

Tight end Arlis Boardingham (6-4, 220, Van Nuys, CA. Birmingham) committed to Florida over Oregon and others on Wednesday.

“For the next three to four years, I will be continuing my academic career at the University of Florida,” Boardingham said.

Boardingham waited until Wednesday to decide after he took an official visit to Oregon the last weekend of January and wanted to make sure he made the right decision.

The coaching staff impressed Boardingham when he took an official visit to Gainesville in January and that helped the Gators.

“They’re all in sync and know what they want for each other,” Boardingham said on the coaching staff. “They’re all on the same page. Coach [William] Peagler is very straight forward, he’s going to be straight with you and if he doesn’t know the answer then he’s going to find out and let you know. Just a real coach.”

Tight ends coach William Peagler and receivers coach Keary Colbert explained to Boardingham during the visit where he would play at in Gainesville.

“They see me as a hybrid tight end,” he said on where the coaches want him. “They see me playing all over and being a mismatch. They like me at multiple spots but as a flex tight end that will play some receiver. I like that role.”

Boardingham is the 18th member of the 2022 class for the Gators and is the third tight end in the class joining Hayden Hansen and Tony Livingston in the class.


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.