Gosnell breaks down why the Florida Gators made his top 3

The Florida Gators have been somewhat quiet the last two weeks in recruiting but that’s largely due to the Gators starting fall camp.

Last week, the Gators did receive good news as they made the top three for 2022 tight end Benjamin Gosnell (6-4, 225, Pilot Mountain, NC. East Surry) who says he talks to the Gators often.

“They’re recruiting me hard,” Gosnell said of Florida. “I only talk to them about once every two weeks but that’s definitely going to change September 1st. When we do talk, it’s a really good conversation and they always stress their importance of wanting me.”

Tight ends coach Tim Brewster is the main recruiter for Gosnell as the tight end’s coach has explained that the tight end is a high priority for the Gators.

“Coach Brewster mainly,” he said on the coach he talks to from Florida. “The general message is always you’re my #1 guy and I’d love to coach you. He’s very honest with me about his desire for me and I really like that. We mainly talk about what we’ve been doing and he talks about some of the stuff they’re doing down there.”

Brewster has also broke down just how the Gators would use Gosnell if he comes to Florida for college.

“He says I’m a do it all type of guy,” Gosnell said of how Brewster says he could use him on the offense. “He likes my ability to catch and route running and also my aggressive nature which helps my blocking. He says I can be a lot like Kyle Pitts as a receiver but also more helpful in the run game too.”

Florida, Ohio State, and North Carolina made the cut for Gosnell and he explained why the Gators made the cut.

“My relationship with Coach Brewster,” he said on why Florida made his top 3. “They’re a top team in the country as well as academically and they use their tight ends a lot. Florida just seems like a great place.”

Gosnell hasn’t visited Florida yet but he wants to change that soon but he isn’t quite sure when he will make a college decision.

“I plan on visiting Gainesville as soon as possible,” Gosnell said on visiting Florida and when he wants to make a decision. “I don’t have a specific date to commit but whenever I know is whenever I’m going to make the decision. That could be next month or next year.”

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.