Mike flips from Vanderbilt to Florida

Just hours before the clock struck midnight on the east coast and National Signing Day officially began the Florida Gators received good news as Will Muschamp flipped an offensive lineman from Vanderbilt.

That prospect was offensive tackle Andrew Mike (6-7, 280, Tuscon, AZ Sabino) who just felt that Florida was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

“I think Florida is one of the four places in the country that you can play championship football and get that kind of degree at,” Mike said. “When I told coach Muschamp that I was committing he was ecstatic.Coach Muschamp and I have been working the last few days trying to make it happen.So it finally worked out the way both of us wanted it too.”

This news didn’t seem like it was going on to happen through the weekend and especially on Monday, when Mike committed to Vanderbilt. However,a phone call on Monday night changed everything.

“Coach Muschamp called me last night and he said that my commitment on Monday kind of rushed him a little,” Mike said. “He said that Coach [Mike] Summers told him that he really wanted me, so he called me to tell me he wanted me to be reconsider Florida.”

Mike officially visited Florida on January 24th and during that visit says he felt at home and liked the feeling around Gainesville.

“I really liked the atmosphere at Florida during my official visit,” Mike said. “I liked the basketball game and I liked the people there. The football players showed that they were all working towards one goal of winning.”

When Mike was in town for his official he finally got the chance to meet the Florida coaches and he got to sit down with the new offensive line coach, Mike Summers.

“I really liked coach Muschamp and coach Summers,” he said. “They are both great guys and I got to sit down with coach Summers and talk ball with him. I think his scheme and his coaching will fit in well with what they are trying to do on offense at Florida.”

“GO Gators,” Mike said as he closed the interview. “I’m fully committed to 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 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.