Beckwith calls his Florida Gators offer a big one

On Thursday, the Florida Gators handed out a new offer to a 2020 prospect after watching his film.

Head coach Dan Mullen offered athlete Dee Beckwith (6-5, 215, Florence, AL. High) on Thursday and explained why the Gators wanted to offer him.

“Coach Mullen offered me,” Beckwith said of which coach from Florida offered him on Thursday. “He told me I could be a big playmaker on the offensive side of the ball at basically any position.”

Beckwith currently 16 offers but he says Florida is a big offer to him because of the Sunshine state.

“I mean this is a pretty big offer to me and my family,” he said on what the offer means to him. “I don’t really know much about them but it’s big to me because of where it’s located. I like the state.”

New recruiting staff member Chase Clark is the one who pointed the Gators in Beckwith’s direction and Clark also spoke with the athlete on Thursday.

“I talked to Coach [Chase] Clark to and he basically said the same thing,” Beckwith said on other coaches he talked too. “He said how they could use me at multiple positions. They haven’t said exactly what position they want me.”

Beckwith says his relationship with Clark is pretty good since the coach was recruiting him at UAB before joining the Gators.

“We’re pretty close,” he said on his relationship with Clark. “He started recruiting me back in January/February and I’ve known him since then.”

Now that Beckwith has the offer from Florida, he plans to learn more about the Gators program and even potentially visit Gainesville this fall.

“I say it’s about a 7 or 8,” Beckwith said of his interest in Florida. “Until I know where they want me to play, I’m not sure. I hope to visit sometime in September.”

 

INSIDERS TAKE: Beckwith says Kentucky, Ole Miss, Auburn and Tennessee are all recruiting him hard and are schools he plans to visit.

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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.