Receiver Creed Whittemore commits to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators picked up their second commitment on Saturday as a local prospect committed to the staff as the fourth member of the class.

Receiver Creed Whittemore (5-11, 175, Gainesville, FL. Buchholz) committed to Florida over several other schools including UCF and West Virginia.

“I will be committing to the University of Florida, Whittemore tweeted. “And joining the Gator Nation.”

Whittemore’s brother Trent is a current member of the Gators’ football team so he knew a little bit about receivers coach Keary Colbert but he liked his first meeting with the assistant coach.

“With a brother being there, you know a little bit but he’s awesome,” Whittemore said on his first impressions of Keary Colbert and the staff. “I think he’s very personable and he lets you be yourself on the field. He’s not too demanding on what he wants. Coach Napier seems like a guy who has a schedule and he’s going to get done what needs to get done.”

While on campus this spring, Colbert explained to Whittemore just how he would fit into Florida’s offense and why he’s a big need for the Gators.

“Florida has a lot of tall receivers and Coach KC mentioned that and that he needs a few smaller guys,” Whittemore said on the message from Colbert. “To run the plays, they want to run, they need some smaller guys, and he sees me fitting in there.”

Whittemore joins receiver commit Tyree Patterson in what’s expected to be a big class at the receiver position.


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.