Hansen says his Florida Gators offer meant a lot to him

The Florida Gators have showed the country how they use their tight ends in their offense the last few years and particularly in 2019 with how they showcased Kyle Pitts’ game.

That showing has excited several tight ends around the country and last week the Gators offered 2021 tight end Louis Hansen (6-4, 222, Needham, MA. St. Sebastian’s) who likes the Gators offense.

“Coach [Larry] Scott offered me,” Hansen said of the coach who offered him. “He was just talking to me about how they love to use the tight ends in their offense and how he sees me fitting into that.”

Hansen has 18 offers already but being offered by Florida was one that the tight end was waiting on.

“The offer meant a lot to me because I have been a fan since the [Tim] Tebow days,” he said on what the offer meant to him. “It was a really cool experience for them to offer me after being a fan for so long.”

Tight ends coach Larry Scott talked to Hansen last week about how the Gators get the tight ends involved in the offense.

“He talked to me a lot about how they love to put their tight ends in different spots on the field to get them in open space to make plays with the ball in their hands,” Hansen said on how Scott told him he would be used in the offense. “He said they use them as playmakers in their offense which is awesome.”

When it comes time to make a decision, Hansen says the Gators offense and their use of the tight ends will play a large factor into his decision.

“Well I think it’s definitely important to find a school that’s a good fit for me,” he said on how much of an impact Florida’s use of tight ends will have on his decision. “I definitely think it’s important for me to find a school that uses their tight ends in the passing game.”

Hansen doesn’t know a lot about the Gators program yet but he does know that Florida has a lot of history.

“Every year they’re competing with the best in the country,” Hansen said on what he likes about Florida. “They have a great tradition of winning.”

Next up for Hansen will be several unofficial visits and he wants to get down to Gainesville to see the Gators in person.

“I do plan on make it down there at some point this spring,” he said on if he plans to visit Florida. “I’m still waiting for my basketball season to wrap up then I’ll be able to settle down and take a few more visits and start to narrow things down.”

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.