Dillon joins the Gators Class

Momentum. That’s the key word surrounding the Florida football program right about now as the Gators picked up their second commitment in as many days.

On Thursday, Andrew Ivie committed to Florida and on Friday receiver Derrick Dillon (5-11, 175, Franklinton, LA Pine) committed to the Gators over several other offers including Notre Dame, Texas, Texas A&M and UCLA.

“Coach Muschamp told me that he wanted me to be a part of his team at Florida,” Dillon said after the spring game. “He said that he would love to be able to get the ball in my hands at the slot in the future.”

Dillon, who has over 20 offers, already has been on Florida’s campus several times including to the Orange and Blue Debut, where he brought the coaching staff Louisiana crawfish to eat.

This is big news for Florida as earlier Friday the Gators missed out on Tampa receiver Deon Cain who committed to Clemson over Florida.

Dillon is the ninth member of the Class of 2015 and joins receivers Deondre Farrier and Tristan Payton.

As a junior at Pine High School Dillon threw for 791 yards and 7 touchdowns while also rushing for 1927 yards and another 26 touchdowns on the ground. As a receiver Dillon had two catches for 63 yards and has been clocked in the 4.4 range at the forty yard dash.

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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.


    • Quick feet, great jump cutter, this kid was blessed with great athletic ability, glad he’s a Gator…