Branch breaks down his Florida Gators offer

On Wednesday, the Florida Gators offered a few out of state prospects including one 2020 prospect.

2020 safety Brian Branch (6-0, 175, Tyrone, GA. Sandy Springs) picked up an offer on Wednesday afternoon from two of Florida’s coaches.

“Coach [John] Hevesy and Coach Torrian [Gray] offered me,” Branch said of the coaches who offered him on Wednesday. “They said they love the way I play and how I can play both sides of the ball and how I have great ball skills as a safety.”

Branch has over a dozen offers already but Wednesday’s offer was one that got him excited and telling everyone.

“It feels great and an honor to receive an offer from the University of Florida,” he said on what the offer means to him. “Especially knowing their history and what they’re capable of doing with the talent they have now. They actually told me while I was in school so I was telling my friends because I was so happy.”

Defensive backs coach Torrian Gray talked with Branch about how the safety fits into Florida’s defense.

“He said I fit in perfectly in the style of defense they play,” Branch said on what Gray had to say about him fitting into Florida’s defense. “He asked me if I wanted to play safety or corner and me personally I want to play where I can make my most money at in the future so I said it doesn’t matter.”

Branch hasn’t visited Gainesville yet but he says he knows a few things about the Gators and their history with defensive backs.

“I know they have produced Vernon Hargreaves and CJ Henderson,” he said on what he knows about Florida. “They have Trey Dean in the making but I know they have produced more defensive backs.”

The Gators aren’t the only big name school recruiting Branch as several of the top schools in the country are after the safety.

“They’re high on my list,” Branch said of his interest in Florida and the schools recruiting him hard. “Alabama, Tennessee, Florida State, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio State, LSU and Indiana are recruiting me hard too.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Branch said he doesn’t have any visits planned right now but he wants to get down to Florida as soon as possible.

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.