Okunlola excited about his recent Florida Gators offer

This week has been a busy one for the Florida Gators coaching staff and recruiting staff as a lot of offers have been given out to prospects in several different classes.

2023 Offensive lineman Samson Okunlola (6-5, 320, Brockton, MA. Thayer Academy) picked up an offer from the Gators earlier this week after he talked to one of Florida’s coaches.

“John Hevesy, the offensive line coach,” Okunlola said on the coach who offered him from Florida. “He said that he liked my game and we talked for a little bit about myself.”

Okunlola is grateful for all of the offers he picks up and he’s now looking forward to learning more about the Gators program.

“This offer means a lot to me like every offer I get,” he said on what the offer means to him. “I will continue to get to know the school and the staff to see if it’s the best place for me. I was excited to get the offer.”

Offensive line coach John Hevesy didn’t get into a lot of detail with Okunlola except he did explain what the Gators like about his game.

“We haven’t talked that far yet but I will most likely be playing left tackle,” Okunlola said on where Hevesy wants him to play. “He likes my feet and my hands.”

Okunlola is still in the process of building a relationship with Hevesy and learning more about the program.

“I think Hevesy is a really good guy off the first impression,” he said on what he knows about Florida and Hevesy. “I know he has produced some good players and I know they [Florida] had a good offense last year.”

Several other schools are recruiting Okunlola hard and the lineman says he has interest in them just like he does with the Gators.

“Schools like Penn State, Virginia, Rutgers, Oregon, Michigan, Florida State, Boston College, and some others,” Okunlola said on the other schools recruiting him.

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.