Florida was a “dream offer” for Coney

The trend continues as the Gators assistant coaches are all over the country recruiting players in the Class of 2014 and 2015 these last three weeks.

Last week the Gators offered 2015 linebacker Tevon Coney (6-2, 215, Palm Beach Gardens, FL High) who called it a special offer.

“Florida is a big offer for me and it’s my dream school,” Coney said. “I grew up liking Florida a lot and I love the campus there. I always wanted to play in the Swamp for college on Saturdays.”

Now that Coney has received his dream offer he’s ready to get up to Gainesville and see everyone at Florida.

“I plan to visit Florida on Saturday with either my friends or my dad,” Coney said. “I’m ready to get up there for my visit and to meet coach (Will) Muschamp again.”

Being a fan of Florida the 2015 linebacker Coney has grown up watching Florida’s defense and he likes the style of play of Will Muschamp’s defense.

“The coaches at Florida just let the defense play ball and fly around,” Coney said. “Florida’s linebackers are usually good in pass coverage as well stopping the run so I think I could fit in well at Florida in its defense.”

Coney has visited Florida several times over the last few years and the atmosphere and people around the campus stand out to him.

“Florida has a great atmosphere,” Coney said. “When I went up there before the coaches were great and coach Muschamp was awesome. I really just love the school and atmosphere overall.”

Despite growing up a Florida fan, the south Florida prospect says he doesn’t know when he will make a decision but he will know when it’s right.

“Whenever I get that feeling, that’s when I’m going to do it,” Coney said. “I don’t have a timeline.”

Coney made news last weekend when he was actively recruiting a FSU commit to Florida on Twitter but he says he doesn’t think it’s working.

“I’m trying to get Travis (Rudolph to go to Florida but I’m not sure it’s working,” Coney said. “We were supposed to visit last weekend but our ride fell through.”

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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.