Florida offers tight end from Connecticut

Florida picked up a 2015 tight end commitment from Camrin Knight Wednesday night, but earlier in the day the Gators put out another offer to tight end Chris Clark (6-6, 245, Avon, CT Avon Old Farms), who heard the news from three Florida coaches.

“Coach (Brian) White, Coach (Derek) Lewis and Coach (Will) Muschamp all offered me on Wednesday,” Clark said. “They said that I fit perfectly into the offense and that I’m a versatile tight end that can do a lot of things with the ball in my hands and without the ball. They said that they are excited about me.”

Clark, who now holds more than 40 offers, says that receiving an offer from Florida was huge and definitely caught his attention.

“It’s a big offer because Florida is from the SEC and it’s the best conference in college football,” Clark said. “I know they had a down year this year but they are an elite program and I’ve watched them on TV a lot. They definitely are going to get back to Florida standards soon. I’m definitely interested in Florida.”

Clark has had a chance to talk to Will Muschamp about how the Gators offense would look this year and how the tight end would be used under coordinator Kurt Roper.

“Coach Muschamp was talking to me about the new offensive coordinator that came from Duke,” Clark said. “Coach Muschamp said that he likes to use the tight end a lot and he likes to use multiple tight ends in his offense. I’m definitely interested in that kind of offense.”

Next up for Clark will be several trips to colleges around the country this spring and summer and Florida is one of the schools who will receive a visit from the tight end.

“I don’t have an exact date of when I will visit Florida but I will visit,” Clark said. “I will probably visit in June for just a regular visit but it could be for a camp.”

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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.