Hyatt wants to visit the Gators after being offered by Florida

Last week, the Florida Gators offered several different prospects as the coaching staff continues to visit schools during the spring evaluation period.

Virginia Tech receiver commit Jalin Hyatt (6-0, 162, Irmo, SC. Dutch Fork) was one of those guys who picked up an offer from the Gators last week.

“Coach Billy Gonzales offered me,” Hyatt said of the coach who offered him last week. “He said I’m a great player with a lot of speed and that he really needs that at Florida.”

Receivers coach Billy Gonzales explained to Hyatt just why the Gators want him in Gainesville and how he can help Florida on the offensive side of the ball.

“He said that we will definitely go deep,” he said on the message from Gonzales about how he fits into Florida’s offense. “He said he will use my speed and he said I would be a good slot for them.”

Hyatt has picked up several offers as of late but receiving an offer from Florida was big to the Virginia Tech commit.

“It means a lot especially coming from Florida,” Hyatt said on what the offer means to him. “I did not expect it at all until Coach Gonzales contacted me and I was thankful for the offer.”

Despite Hyatt being committed to Virginia Tech, the receiver says he’s open to the Gators and hopes to visit Gainesville soon.

“My interest for Florida is up there,” he said of his interest after the offer. “I would like to take a couple of visits there, during the summer hopefully but I’m still fully committed to Virginia Tech.”

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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 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.