Donaldson planning to visit the Florida Gators after being offered

Last week, the Florida Gators extended several new 2022 offers to prospects who have had strong senior seasons.

Tulane tight end commit De’Carlo Donaldson (6-2, 215, Miami, FL. Gulliver Prep) picked up an offer from the Gators on Thursday.

“Coach [Dan] Mullen did,” Donaldson said on the coach from Florida who offered him. “He was just talking about how I have a unique skill set and that they like the way I play at my position.”

Donaldson hadn’t communicated with Florida much until October, but he says he’s happy about the offer and glad to be talking with Mullen more.

“It was a very exciting experience, one I will never forget,” he said on his reaction to the offer. “I wasn’t expecting it but I thought it was possible that they would offer because communication has picked up a lot. I’ve been talking to Coach Mullen about three times a week.”

Tight ends coach Tim Brewster also spoke with Donaldson on Thursday and explained to him how he would fit into Florida’s offense.

“I talked to Coach Brewster right after I got the call from Coach Mullen,” Donaldson said on his talks with Brewster. “He thinks I will play everywhere, they like the way I create mismatches on the football field, and they will use me all-around the field.”

Donaldson has watched the Gators and how they use their tight ends, and he likes the way he could potentially fit into that role.

“I feel like the way I’m being used in high school is the exact same way that Florida uses their tight ends,” he said on how he fits into Florida’s offense. “They have a pretty cool system to be in.”

Despite the offer from Florida, Donaldson says he remains solid in his commitment but admits things could change.

“Right now, I’m strongly committed to Tulane,” Donaldson said of his interest in Florida. “If anything changes in the future, things happen but for now I’m committed to Tulane.”

Next up for Donaldson will be two official visits including one to Gainesville next month.

“I have an official visit coming up soon,” he said on visiting Florida. “I’m going to take an official visit to Tulane first and then either the first or second weekend of December I will be visiting Florida.”

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.