Beckwith names the Florida Gators his leader following Saturday’s visit

Several out of state prospects made the trip to Gainesville on Saturday to watch the Florida Gators knock off Auburn in front of a sold out Swamp.

Athlete Dee Beckwith (6-5, 215, Florence, AL. High) was one of those who made the trip and he liked his visit to Gainesville.

“The visit was good, I liked it, I enjoyed it,” Beckwith said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “The Swamp was electric and moving, it was very loud to me.”

Beckwith is being recruited to play on the offensive side of the ball and head coach Dan Mullen and other coaches explained just where he would play.

“I talked to most everybody on offense and Coach Mullen,” he said on the coaches he talked to. “They say I will play everywhere on offense, stretch tight end, a little bit of quarterback and wide out. They like my size and they think that helps create mismatches.”

Mullen explained that they will find ways to get Beckwith the ball and how his size could help the Gators.

“They were just saying that they see them getting the ball in my hands a lot,” Beckwith said on the message from Mullen. “They want me to make plays and create mismatches and stuff like that. Coach Mullen has been the one talking to me the most actually.”

Beckwith watched the Gators offense closely and tight end Kyle Pitts on Saturday and he liked how the offense played.

“I liked the offense it was elite,” he said. “I was watching Kyle Pitts, they said they would use me like him. I enjoyed watching him but playing tight end is new for me.”

A few weeks ago, the Gators basketball team also offered Beckwith and on Saturday he got to meet with the basketball coaching staff.

“I got to talk with them,” Beckwith said of meeting with the basketball coaching staff. “We didn’t get to interact a lot but they asked me what position I play and stuff like that. I want to be able to play both sports.”

After Saturday’s visit, Beckwith says he has a new leader in his recruitment because of a few things.

“Florida is my leader,” he said of his interest in Florida. “The loyalty of the fans me being able to use my versatility on offense for them.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Beckwith says he doesn’t have any other visits planned right now but Kentucky is the school recruiting him the hardest beside Florida but several other schools have just start to recruit him.

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.