Former Gator coaches Malone

Gallatin (Tn.) Station Camp receiver Josh Malone gave a standout performance this week in Oregon.

The 6-foot-3, 187-pound Malone has been training to do so with former Gators receiver Lorenzo Spikes.

“He’s an aggressive coach and a great guy,” Malone said. “He’s a guy that always has great advice and is always helping me out. He doesn’t force that he went to Florida on me or put pressure on me, he just brings it up every once in a while.”

For Malone, he is still in the early stages of his recruitment. He says nobody stands out, but he has a list of 18 schools that he talks to regularly, including Florida.

With the Opening over, Malone says he will now focus on getting ready for his senior season as well as taking a few unofficial visits.

“I’m done camping now, I’ve got to get ready for my high school season,” Malone said. “I want to get down to Florida, Florida State, LSU, Kentucky and Clemson for this year summer because after my season, maybe a few weeks after it, I want to make my decision. I’m now going to be a midyear guy.”

Malone says that he will take all five of his official visits during the season but the only one he has planned as of now is to Georgia.

The Florida Gators have made it clear to Malone how much he is needed, as they have the head coach himself recruiting Malone.

“Coach (Will) Muschamp and coach (Joker) Phillips are the ones recruiting me for Florida,” Malone said. “They tell me that they need me to help them change the offense to what they have been trying to. They want to be more of a pro style offense.”

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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, 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.