Leary likes several things about the Florida Gators program

Over the last few weeks, the Florida Gators have sent out a lot of offers to underclassmen prospects around the country.

2021 receiver Christian Leary (5-9, 171, Orlando, FL. Edgewater) picked up an offer from the Gators following his performance at Friday Night Lights.

“Coach [Keiwan] Ratliff was the one,” Leary said on which coach offered him from Florida. “He said by the way you got the offer from Florida.”

Leary now has 14 total offers and he knows that he had to put a lot of work into getting an offer from the Gators and he likes a few things about Florida’s program.

“I feel proud of myself, knowing I’ve worked for this offer,” he said on what the offer means to him. “I like Florida because of how they use their receivers, especially the slot. I like the environment every time I go up there.”

The Gators coaching staff explained to Leary what they like about his game and how he fits into Florida’s offense at the receiver position.

“They like my speed and what I do with the ball in my hands,” Leary said on what Florida likes about his game. “They compared me to their slot right now, #4. Knowing how good of a player he is, being compared to him was pretty big to me. What he does fits me because my game of play is similar.”

Leary is very familiar with recruiting staff member Keiwan Ratliff because of his time coaching 7-on-7 football.

“I also talk to Coach [Ron] English, he’s our recruiter for Orlando so I get to talk to him a lot,” he said on the other coaches he talks too. “Coach Ratliff is the one that I’ve known the longest through 7-on-7. I’ve just always knew about him because he was a real big deal in the 7-on-7 world and in Orlando.”

When Florida offered Leary in late July, they changed the way the receiver looked at his recruitment and possibly even where he plays college ball.

“I don’t really have a specific order right now,” Leary said on where Florida stands for him now. “I said I wanted to go to a school away from home but I like Florida so that changes things.”

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.