Harris says he “loves” his Florida Gators offer

On Tuesday, the Florida Gators sent out a few new offers to underclassmen prospects around the south.

2023 cornerback AJ Harris (6-2, 180, Phenix City, AL. Glenwood School) was one of those guys who heard from two support staff members for Florida.

“Coach Keiwan Ratliff and Kelvin Bolden offered me,” Harris said on the coaches who offered him on Tuesday. “They like my build, like how I get in and out of my breaks and they heard a lot of great things about me.”

Harris was excited about the offer from Florida and was surprised when he heard the news from the Gators coaching staff.

“They offer means a lot to me,” he said of the offer. “Especially from a school that has done a great job producing defensive backs. I was shocked and happy. I love this one.”

Ratliff and Bolden explained to Harris why the Gators like his game and how he could play multiple positions in Gainesville.

“They say, cornerback, nickel, and maybe just maybe a little bit of safety,” Harris said on where the Gators see him playing. “They like my explosiveness out of my breaks and like how I can play man and my physicality playing man.”

Harris knows a good bit about Florida’s program and he likes the history the Gators have with producing defensive backs.

“It’s a great football program, I like the location,” he said on what he knows about Florida. “The defensive backs they have produced, Vernon Hargreaves, CJ Henderson, Joe Haden, Janoris Jenkins, and Marco Willson, the list goes on.”

The 2023 prospect says now that he has the offer from the Gators his interest is high with Florida because of a few reasons.

“It’s high,” Harris said of his interest in Florida. “It gives me the opportunity to go to a program that can get me where I want to go and compete with the best schools week in and week out.”

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.