Mangham excited by last week’s Florida Gators offer

It was a busy week for the Florida Gators coaching staff as they offered several prospects in the Class of 2022, as they’re now able to contact prospects in the 2022 class.

2022 athlete Jaden Mangham (6-3, 185, Franklin, MI. Wylie E. Groves) was one of those guys who were offered by Florida last week.

“It was Coach [Keiwan] Ratliff and Coach [Billy] Gonzales that offered me,” Mangham said on the coach from Florida who offered him last week. “Coach Rat said he liked my size, length, and speed. Coach Gonzales likes me as a receiver.”

Mangham has 27 offers already but admits that the offer from Florida was a big one to him.

“It means a lot to me since it was my first offer from the state of Florida,” he said on what the offer means to him. “I was totally pumped up because I have a lot of schools reaching out but I’m excited to see Florida make me a priority.”

Receivers coach Billy Gonzales explained to Mangham just how he would fit into Florida’s offense and where he would play.

“He said they don’t have a receiver under six feet with my size, length, and speed so I could fit right in,” Mangham said on the message from Gonzales. “They did say they don’t have a true slot receiver right now and I let them know my receiver coach has me working on every receiver spot so I can create mismatches.”

Mangham wants to learn more about the Gators program but he knows several things about the offense and past receivers that have come through Gainesville.

“They’re very explosive with great tempo and they try to find the mismatch and are always in attack mode,” he said on what he knows about Florida and the offense. “They have produced some great receivers over the years like Ike Hilliard, Percy Harvin, Jabar Gaffney, Wes Chandler, Andre Caldwell to just name a few.”

The Gators have some tough competition for Mangham as several other top programs are after him.

“Oregon, Michigan, Michigan State, Georgia Tech, Minnesota, Purdue, West Virginia, Penn State and more I talk with,” Mangham said on schools recruiting him hard. “A lot of schools just haven’t offered yet.”

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.