Bermudez breaks down Florida Gators offer

On Wednesday the Florida Gators once again sent out an offer to another defensive back but this time it was an instate prospect.

2020 defensive back Derek Bermudez (6-2, 180, Jacksonville, FL. Sandalwood) picked up an offer from the Gators on Wednesday evening.

“Coach Torrian Gray offered me,” Bermudez said on the coach from Florida who offered him. “He said I want you come take a visit to Florida and we will show you a lot of love.”

When Gray spoke with Bermudez on Wednesday night, the assistant coach explained what the Gators like about the 2020 defensive back.

“He said I’m a very physical defensive back,” he said on what Gray had to say to him on Wednesday. “He thinks that I can play multiple positions in the secondary because my flexibility.”

Bermudez who close to a dozen offers now says Florida was a big one to him and he knows a few things about the Gators.

“It was just a blessing,” Bermudez said on what the offer from Florida means to him. “It’s close to home and I know they have a good defense and they like to play a lot of man to man.”

Florida isn’t the only school recruiting Bermudez hard as several other big name teams after the defensive back.

“They’re definitely up there now,” he said on his interest in Florida. “LSU, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Virginia and a few more are recruiting me.”

The Gators won’t have to wait long to get Bermudez on campus and when the Jacksonville prospect visits Gainesville, he knows what he wants to see.

“I’m going to one of the spring practices but I don’t have an official date,” Bermudez said on when he wants to visit Florida. “I’m looking forward to meeting the coaching staff and the players.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Bermudez has picked up offers from Florida, LSU and Oklahoma so far this week as the defensive back has seen his recruitment blow up.

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.