Rivers has high interest in the Florida Gators

In what has turned into a annual statement, the Florida Gators are in desperate need of offensive linemen not only in the 2019 class but the 2020 class.

2020 offensive lineman Jalen Rivers (6-5, 327, Orange Park, FL. Oakleaf) is one of Florida’s top targets and he visited Gainesville on Saturday night.

“The visit was very nice,” Rivers said of his visit to Florida on Saturday night. “I got to connect and talk to the current coaches and some of the recruits that were there.”

While in the Swamp on Saturday night several of Florida’s coaches spoke to Rivers about the program and his current team.

“I talked to Coach [John]Hevesy and a few of the coaches,” he said. “They didn’t say much, just thankful and gracious that we came to visit them. Some asked about our season and how our team was doing.”

Offensive line coach John Hevesy spoke to Rivers about the Gators wanting and needing him in the class of 2020

“Coach Hevesy approached me with a determination of me coming to their program,” Rivers said on the message from Hevesy. “He was really excited and wants me to join his offensive line group and is really impressed with me.”

Hevesy also explained to Rivers where the Gators want him to play and why Florida likes his game.

“He said my athleticism,” he said on what Hevesy likes about him. “My physique is what he would want as a his tackle.”

The Gators have always been high up there for Rivers and he explained what that’s still the case for the 2020 lineman.

“My interest level is very high since they’re recruiting me very heavily,” Rivers said on his interest in Florida. “Their academics and the family atmosphere they bring are things I like.”

Florida isn’t the only school recruiting Rivers hard as several of the Gators biggest rivals are also after the 2020 prospect.

“Schools like Florida, Miami, Clemson and Georgia are recruiting me heavy,” he said on schools recruiting him hard. “I’m visiting Auburn this weekend.”

 

INSIDERS TAKE: Rivers is one of the top targets for the Gators in the 2020 class at his position and Florida is recruiting him very hard.

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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.