Imatorbhebhe grew up watching Gators

Florida offers have been going out on a daily basis for the recruiting class of 2015 including one on Monday to 2015 receiver Daniel Imatorbhebhe (6-4, 220, Suwanee, GA North Gwinnett) who was excited to receive his offer from the Gators.

“Florida offered me on Monday,” Imatorbhebhe said. “Coach (Derek) Lewis offered me on Monday. He told me that he really liked me and what I could do on the field and that he wanted to give me a full scholarship to Florida. He said he wanted me to come down and visit Florida soon. I plan to visit for a spring practice.”

Imatorbhebhe says he grew up watching not only the Gators football team but also the Florida basketball team that won back-to-back championships.

“I grew up watching a lot of Florida’s basketball games,” Imatorbhebhe said. “I loved watching Joakim Noah and Corey Brewer on the court and I use to watch Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin on the football field. I loved how they use to always dominate the competition and how they ran over the SEC.”

When tight ends coach Derek Lewis talked to Imatorbhebhe on Monday they discussed how he could fit into the Gators offense.

“Coach Lewis wants me at tight end,” Imatorbhebhe said. “I love the spread offense that he was talking to me about because I run that in high school. I think that’s why he liked me so much because I’m a hybrid type of guy.”

Florida was the first to offer Imatorbhebhe and since that’s the case the Gators have the early lead in his recruitment.

“Florida is at the top for me right now,” Imatorbhebhe said. “If it was up to me I would decide early but my family wants me to explore every school first and see everyone. I’m graduating early so I want to do it before my senior year.”

Starting this weekend Imatorbhebhe will have a busy schedule as he’s set to see three schools on unofficial visits.

“I plan to visit Georgia this weekend,” Imatorbhebhe said. “After that I plan to visit Georgia Tech and Florida.”

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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, 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.