Collins wants to visit the Florida Gators following his offer

Last week was a busy week as the Florida Gators coaching staff and support staff members handed out a lot of new offers to underclassmen.

2023 defensive end Kelby Collins (6-4, 230, Gardendale, AL. High) picked up an offer after he talked to the Gators last week.

“Coach David Cooper offered me,” Collins said on the coach who offered him. “He basically said he seen my film and he liked what he seen and so did the other coaches and that I looked good in my last year’s film but I looked even better in my film so far this year.”

Collins holds offers from Auburn, Florida State, and others already but says picking up an offer from Florida caught him off guard.

“The offer means a lot to me,” he said. “I was surprised to get the offer from them to be honest.”

Support staff member David Cooper explained to Collins that the next step is to get the lineman on campus so he can build a relationship with the staff.

“He said he wants to meet me and for me to get to know the other coaches and how he wants me to get me down there and visit when we’re allowed too,” Collins said on what Cooper told him. “I liked talking to Coach Cooper, he seems like a cool guy and I feel like he will keep it real with me.”

Collins doesn’t know a lot about Florida but Cooper broke down how the 2021 season could go for the Gators.

“I don’t know much about them but I plan to learn more about them,” he said on what he knows about Florida. “I do know that their defense should be good this year from what he told me.”

Next up for Collins will be taking some visits as soon as the dead period is over and he knows a few places he wants to get too.

“I plan on visiting as soon as I can,” Collins said of Florida. “They’re a school that I really want to visit. LSU, Georgia, Virginia Tech and Tennessee are schools I want to visit also.”

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.