Del Rio sees a fit in the Florida Gators offense

The Florida Gators have already got a commitment for a 2019 and 2020 quarterback and last Saturday they had one of their top 2021 targets on campus.

2021 quarterback Carlos Del Rio (6-3, 201, Powder Springs, GA. McEachern) watched his first game in the Swamp last Saturday and enjoyed the atmosphere.

“The fans are very involved,” Del Rio said of the atmosphere at Florida. “I like how every time the offense gets the ball that’s a very exciting moment once we score. Everyone is going crazy.”

After the game was over with, Del Rio got the chance to talk with quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson about Florida.

“I talked to quarterback coach Brian Johnson,” Del Rio said of the coach he talked to on Saturday. “We were just talking about how it would be to come here and how they want me to come back for another visit and take a visit of the school.”

Over the summer, Del Rio got the chance to work with Johnson and earned an offer from him and the 2021 quarterback is high on Johnson’s coaching ability.

“I think he’s a great quarterback coach,” he said on his thoughts on Brian Johnson. “He knows some techniques that I can input into my game and strategies. That can help me a lot.”

Del Rio watched the Gators offense closely against South Carolina and he walked away feeling like he fit into Florida’s offense.

“I think I fit perfect,” Del Rio said on how he thinks he fits into the offense. “They’re a throwing offense and I’m a throwing quarterback. I think I fit perfectly.”

The Gators coaching staff also thinks he fits well into the offense and they’ve explained why they like Del Rio.

“They like how athletic I am,” he said on what Mullen and Johnson say they like about him. “As far as me slinging the ball and once I need to run, I can contribute that to the play too.”

Despite the Gators already having quarterback commits in classes before Del Rio, the quarterback sees playing time in Gainesville.

“Yeah I definitely do,” Del Rio said on if he can see playing time at Florida. “Florida is definitely one of my top five schools and I see myself coming here.”

The Gators won’t have to wait long to host Del Rio back on campus again as the quarterback is already trying to line up another visit.

“I’m looking to come back here [Florida] after the season,” he said other visits. “Probably come back for another game too.”

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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.

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