Dexter talks about his “big” Florida Gators offer

The Florida Gators were out on the road last week visiting several prospects including many underclassmen for the 2020 class.

On Monday, the Gators offered one of those 2020 prospects that they visited last week when they offered 2020 defensive end Gervon Dexter (6-6, 260, Lake Wales, FL. High) a scholarship.

“Florida offered me on Monday,” Dexter said. “It was Coach Sal [Sunseri] and Coach [Larry] Scott that offered me.”

Dexter who has over 20 offers already was impressed by Monday’s offer from the instate Gators.

“It means a lot,” he said on what the offer means to him. “Florida is a dream school and a school that I grew up watching. I like the winning history and the solid loyal fans they have.”

Defensive line coach Sal Sunseri spoke at length with Dexter on Monday about why the Gators were offering him a scholarship.

“He told me about all the great things that I do based off of my film,” Dexter said of Sunseri’s message to him. “He said he likes how good I run to be my size and how he would love to coach me.”

Area recruiter Larry Scott who visited Dexter last Friday also spoke with Dexter about where the Gators want him to play.

“He said basically the same stuff,” he said of Scott’s message to him. “He said that he likes me as a pass rusher and a run guy.”

Dexter has paid close attention to the Gators this fall and he likes what he has seen from the team this year.

“They’re being coached very well and I see a lot of players that remind me of me,” Dexter said of Florida’s defense and season so far. “He [Mullen] is doing a great job and he will only get better.”

Despite calling Florida a big offer, the 2020 defensive end says he doesn’t have any leaders but does expect to cut his list down soon.

“I’m making a top six soon,” he said of his recruitment. “I’ll be making my decision this spring.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Dexter is scheduled to visit Florida for the Missouri game now that he has the offer from Florida. Dexter was also on campus for the Gators win over LSU earlier this fall.



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.