Little shocked by his Florida Gators offer

On Thursday, the Florida Gators coaching staff continued their recent string of handing out new offers during this dead period.

2022 defensive back Earl Little Jr. (6-0, 165, Fort Lauderdale, FL. American Heritage) was one of the guys who picked up an offer from Florida last week.

“Coach [Tim] Brewster offered me,” Little said of which coach from Florida offered him. “He was just telling me how he loves my game and how I’m aggressive. He also asked me if I wanted to visit after all this chaos is done.”

Little currently has 19 offers but he admits hearing the news of the Florida offer was big to him.

“This is a huge one for me, I was super shocked when I got the news,” he said on what the offer means to him. “I had nothing but smiles on my face for the rest of the day. I was shocked because this was one of the top tier schools that I wanted to receive an offer from. I’m blessed that it came this early.”

Tight ends coach Tim Brewster explained to Little last week what he likes about the defensive backs game and how he would fit into Florida’s defense.

“He said he likes how I’m an aggressive/physical player,” Little said on what Brewster told him about his game. “He would like for me to come help the team win the natty and that he likes me at cornerback.”

Little hasn’t visited Florida yet but he does know a few things about the Gators and he’s familiar with several past and present players.

“I like how they produce their defensive backs and I also like the atmosphere in the Swamp,” he said on what he likes about Florida. “I’m cool with former Gator Quincy Wilson and current Gator Marco Wilson. They tell me to continue to work hard and to study your opponent so you can make the game easier on yourself.”

The Gators will have a chance to rise in Little’s recruitment when he visits after the dead period as Florida has some tough competition for his commitment.

“LSU, Alabama, Miami, Oklahoma, Michigan and Tennessee are recruiting me the hardest,” Little said on other schools recruiting him. “I plan to visit Florida when I can.”

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.