Florida offers 2015 receiver

The state of Florida is usually loaded with playmakers and that is evident in the Class of 2015.

Last week the Gators handed out an offer to 2015 Coconut Creek (Fla.) Monarch receiver Shawn Burgess.

“Coach (Travaris) Robinson from Florida offered me,” Burgess said. “He told me that he was impressed by my highlight tape and that he had been watching me play some last year and that he was happy to see me doing good and people have told him good stuff about me. He then told me he was happy to offer me and that he wants me to visit soon.”

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Burgess plans to visit Florida like Robinson asked and that come could happen for him soon.

“My 7 on 7 coach from team Fire plans to take me up there to visit this summer,” Burgess said. “I want just to see where I would fit in and how I like the campus and the coaches up there. I’m eager to get up there and visit them because they were my favorite school growing up. I’m really happy about the offer from Florida.”

Florida’s passing game on offense has struggled in recent years but Burgess sees the offense from a different view point.

“They tell me it’s going to get better,” Burgess said. “They want to be a balanced team with a run/pass attack out there. They have produced a lot of NFL players on offense recently and they are good school to learn at.”

While cornerbacks coach Travaris Robinson offered Burgess he is more impressed with Florida’s new receivers coach.

“I really like coach Joker Phillips, the receiver coach,” Burgess said. “He is a former coach and has a lot of experience. I can’t wait to get up there and meet him in person and start getting comfortable with him.”

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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.