Hyppolite grew up rooting for the Florida Gators

On Saturday, the Florida Gators handed out a few new offers including one to a prospect committed to another program in the class of 2020.

Maryland linebacker commit Ruben Hyppolite II (6-0, 225, Hollywood, FL. McArthur) picked up an offer after the Gators spoke with his high school coach.

“Coach Brian Johnson called my high school coach Junior Rosegreen,” Hyppolite said on which coach from Florida offered him. “He was saying that he wanted to offer me a scholarship.”

Quarterbacks coach and area recruiter Brian Johnson has explained to Hyppolite in the past just what Florida likes about his game.

“Coach Johnson likes my style of play and my versatility,” he said on what Johnson likes about his game. “They want me to play inside linebacker for them.”

Despite his commitment to Maryland, Hyppolite says this is a big offer for him because he grew up rooting for the Orange and Blue.

“It’s a blessing,” Hyppolite said of what the offer means to him. “Florida was my favorite school growing up and they’re one of the best teams in the SEC. They have a great fan base and great culture.”

Hyppolite hasn’t spoken to the coaching staff since picking up the offer but he hopes to change that when he visits Gainesville.

“I haven’t talked to them but I’ll set up a visit to go up there,” he said on if he has talked to coaching staff himself. “Hopefully I can visit in July or during the fall, I’m looking forward to the atmosphere and I’m excited to see what Florida offers.”

The linebacker remains solid with his commitment to Maryland but Hyppolite says he has awhile to go before he makes a final decision in his recruitment.

“My commitment is solid,” Hyppolite said of his commitment status to Maryland. “My final decision will be made in December during the early signing day.”

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.