Florida the first to offer Shofner

Last weekend Florida hosted several prospects on campus to watch the Gators go through spring practice.

One of those prospects was Woodberry Forest (VA.) High offensive lineman Andrew Shofner who enjoyed his visit to Gainesville.

“It was really good, Shofner said. “The practice was run very well and it was fast pace. The facilities and campus is great and beautiful and the school itself seems like a great place to go to college for academics and athletics.”

As Shofner was getting ready to leave his visit and head back to Virginia he received some good news from Will Muschamp.

“Coach Muschamp pulled me into his office on Sunday morning,” Shofner said. “And he and coach (Tim) Davis offered me my first scholarship. It was an honor to get the offer and especially because it was my first one. Coach Muschamp and Davis said they really like me as a center and Florida is a great place for me to be.”

The 6-foot-4, 282-pound Shofner watched Saturday’s practice and observed the offensive line as well as line coach Tim Davis.

“Their offense looked very balanced and effective during practice,” Shofner said. “Coach Davis worked his guys hard but everything they did was working on key parts of the game. I could tell all of his lineman really liked him as a person and as a coach.”

Not only did Davis impress the junior offensive lineman, the head man himself impressed Shofner during the visit.

“Coach Muschamp is a great guy,” Shofner said. “He seems to be a very straightforward guy and judging by the Gators success as of late, he seems to clearly know his football.”

Shofner says he is going to try to come back down for camp but he does know that Florida is one of his top schools as of now.

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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.