Armitage surprised to be offered by the Florida Gators

Several new underclassmen offers have been sent out by the Florida Gators coaching staff over the last few weeks as they look to build their board for the 2021 class.

2021 defensive end Aaron Armitage (6-4, 242, Blairstown, NJ. Blair Academy) was one of those guys who picked up an offer from Florida over the weekend.

“Coach [David] Turner offered,” Armitage said of which coach from Florida offered him. “He said he would love to get me out on campus soon for a game and that he loves my film.”

Defensive line coach David Turner explained to Armitage exactly where the Gators could see him playing at in Florida’s defense.

“Defensive end is most likely or even outside linebacker,” he said on where Turner likes him at. “He said being long and quick would be beneficial at both positions and that he loves my playing style and he thinks it would be a perfect fit at Florida.”

Armitage is already one of the top prospects in the country for next year but he says received an offer from Florida caught him off guard a little bit.

“It means a lot to me,” Armitage said on what the offer means to him. “This is a great school for academics as well and I’d love to get out to Florida and see the campus and experience what it’s like. It was pretty surprising and I did not expect an offer especially from Florida. It’s shocking and really cool.”

The defensive end hasn’t visited many schools yet but he says he’s looking to visit as many schools as he can.

“The interest for all schools are pretty even,” he said on where Florida stands in his recruitment now. “I have so much time to visit and evaluate what schools are going to be considered. Right now Virginia and Michigan are recruiting me pretty hard.”

 

INSIDERS TAKE: Armitage says he wants to get to Florida for a visit as soon as possible but he doesn’t have a date planned at this time.

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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 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.