Bain breaks down last week’s Florida Gators’ offer

Over the last few weeks, the Florida Gators coaching staff has really expanded their recruiting board for the 2023 recruiting class.

Last week, 2023 defensive tackle Reuben Bain (6-2, 250, Miami, FL. Central) picked up an offer from Florida after he talked with several coaches and recruiting staff member.

“It was multiple coaches,” Bain said on who offered him last week. “The leader of my recruitment for South Florida, Coach [John] Hova told me that him, Coach [David] Turner, and Coach [Dan] Mullen looked over my film and decided to offer me.”

Bain likes Florida so picking up an offer from the Gators was big to the South Florida prospect and one he didn’t expect.

“It means a lot to me,” he said on what the offer means to him. “I’ve always had some sort of love for Florida so getting this offer was huge. I didn’t really have a reaction because I was shocked, once it hit me I was like wow, I really have a chance to play at Florida.”

Recruiting staff member John Herron explained to Bain what the Gators liked about his film, plus gave him a rundown on his background.

“He said that him and coach liked my film and they liked what I was putting on tape,” Bain said on the message from Hova. “We didn’t discuss much but he was just telling me about Florida and his relationships with South Florida.”

Bain isn’t too familiar with the Gators program but he does watch one player in particular closely on Saturdays.

“I don’t know much yet but I do love their uniforms,” he said on what he knows about Florida. “I like the blue on white, white helmets and the traditional style helmets. I never really had a chance to sit and analyze their defense as a whole but Khris Bogle is my favorite player up there.”

The Gators have a lot of tough competition for Bain as several other big programs have already started to recruit Bain hard.

“It’s high,” Bain said on his interest in Florida and others recruiting him. “Georgia, LSU, Georgia Tech, Miami, South Carolina, and Florida State are.”

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.