Harrison shocked by his Florida Gators offer last week

The Florida Gators need to add depth at the defensive back position in the 2022 class and last week they offered a corner out of Georgia.

Cornerback Christian Harrison (6-0, 183, Atlanta, GA. Woodward Academy) picked up the offer from Florida after talking to two Gators assistant coaches.

“It was coach Jules [Montinar] and coach Crime Dog [Wesley McGriff],” Harrison said on the coaches from Florida who offered him last week. “They offered me on facetime and was talking about a time to get me down there and stuff, and then they offered me.”

Harrison didn’t expect to pick the offer last week while talking to the coaches, but he was excited to hear the news.

“I was shocked, I was so happy that I didn’t know what to say at first,” he said on what the offer means to him. “I grew up watching Florida and I know they have a long history of putting defensive backs in the league and stuff. They’re in the SEC, I was shocked.”

Defensive back coach Wesley McGriff and Jules Montinar explained to Harrison just how he would fit into Florida’s defense.

“They see me playing corner in their defense,” Harrison said on where Florida wants him to play. “They like my ability to play man coverage, press coverage and off coverage. They like my size and speed as well so I can match up with the big receivers in the league.”

After picking up the offer from the Gators, Harrison says he has a lot of interest in the Gators because of their history at his position.

“My interest in Florida is really high right now,” he said. “I would say they’re top 3 on my list right now. I don’t know a lot about them besides they put a lot of defensive backs in the league.”

Several other schools are also recruiting Harrison hard but he says visiting Gainesville is something he wants to do soon.

“Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Missouri, Virginia Tech and schools like that,” Harrison said on schools recruiting him hard. “I’m trying to get down to Florida as soon as possible whether that’s an official or unofficial. I went to Auburn last week.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Harrison said he’s going to sign in December because he knows spots fill up fast at schools with the early signing period.



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.