Florida Gators one of the top schools for Shaw

On Monday, the Florida Gators coaching staff handed out several new offers including two of them to 2020 prospects.

2020 athlete Eric Shaw (6-4, 210, Notasulga, AL. Reeltown) was one of those guys who was offered and he heard the news while the Gators were on his high school campus.

“Coach [Billy] Gonzales offered me,” Shaw said of which coach from Florida offered him. “When he came by school, he offered me but he couldn’t talk to me so he talked more with my coach.”

Shaw didn’t get to talk to Gonzales due to NCAA rules but the athlete’s coach shared what Florida had to say about him.

“My coach told me that they really like me,” he said on what Gonzales told his coach. “They’re going to be recruiting me hard and he said he thinks that they like me more on offensive side of the ball.”

Several schools have offered Shaw to play defense but the athlete also plays several positions on offense as well.

“I play receiver and tight end on offense,” Shaw said. “Those are really the only two positions I play on offense but I don’t have a preference for which side of the ball I play on.”

With 21 offers already it’s hard to surprise Shaw with an offer but the Gators did just that earlier this week.

“That offer is big time,” he said of the offer from Florida. “I love the vibe that Florida has and Florida is my favorite state to travel to in the summer so it would be nice to actually go to school there. I was real shocked when my coach told me.”

Shaw hasn’t visited Gainesville yet but the 2020 athlete says he’s already learning some things about Florida.

“I don’t know too much about them but I have watched them some,” Shaw said on what he knows about Florida. “I just know that they have a great program and a great history of getting players drafted. I’m learning more about them though.”

The Gators offer is one that Shaw really likes and Florida quickly became a contender for the athlete after Monday’s offer.

“Florida is among my top teams right now,” he said. “I don’t really have any leaders but Florida is among the top ones and I plan to visit them.”

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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.