Florida offers 2016 athlete

With offers going out rapidly to prospects for Florida’s recruiting class of 2015, the Gator staff isn’t neglecting the 2016 class. Last week the Florida staff offered 2016 athlete Demetris Robertson (6-0, 170, Savannah, GA Savannah Country Day), who has visited Gainesville multiple times.

“Florida offered me on Friday morning,” Robertson said. “Coach (Brian) White asked me to call him and when I did he offered me a scholarship. He was telling me that they really liked what they have seen out of me and that they want me to get back down there for a spring practice. He said that they he liked me as a person and as a player.”

Robertson is no stranger to Florida, having visited the UF campus several time including a stop in Gainesville last month for junior day.

“I really liked junior day,” Robertson said. “The campus was great and I kind of feel in love with it. I really like the coaching staff and I like how Coach Muschamp is laid back and cool when you meet him. The people around Florida are great to and they have a nice set up there.”

The highlight of the junior day visit was a chance to sit down and talk with head coach Will Muschamp.

“Coach Muschamp was talking to me about me as a player,” Robertson said. “He was telling me that he had watched my highlight film and that they were going to be recruiting me hard and that he wanted me to keep in touch with him.”

Next up for Robertson will be trips around the southeast to see spring practices. He has plans to return to Florida for an opportunity to talk more in depth with the coaches.

“I’m definitely going to get back down there for a spring practice,” Robertson said. “I want to meet some of the players and hang out with the coaches some more.”

One school is already standing out for Robertson but Florida is making up ground.

“Alabama is kind of standing out right now,” Robertson said. “I like Florida too but it’s still early in the process.”

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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.