Rucker notices a difference between the Florida and Miami fan bases

On Saturday night, several of the Florida Gators top targets were in attendance in Orlando to watch the Gators knock off Miami in the season opener.

2021 receiver Trevonte Rucker (5-11, 157, Ocala, FL. Vanguard) was in attendance he noticed a different between the two fan bases.

“The game was fun and interesting to look at,” Rucker said of the Florida/Miami game. “You can tell the difference between the fans of which ones was loud the whole time.”

Rucker watched the Gators offense closely and he liked how receivers coach Billy Gonzales rotated his receivers in and out of the game.

“I was focused on the plays and wide outs and how they subbed them in,” he said on what he watched on Florida’s offense. “I think it was good and the offense has got a little bit more work to do but overall it’s good.”

The Gators coaching staff have been able to talk to Rucker a few times this summer when he was on campus and they have a message for the receiver about how he would fit into Florida’s defense.

“They say I got to be able to play everywhere on the field,” Rucker said on the coaches message to him. “They say stay humble keep my grades up and just keep grinding. They ask about my family every time too.”

Rucker is able to start communication with a few of Florida’s coaches but in a few weeks, the coaching staff will be able to start the communication.

“It’s mainly Coach [Christian] Robinson and Coach [Dan] Mullen and the receiver coach,” he said on who he talks too. “They can’t communicate right now but they said that they can’t wait until September to hit me up.”

The Gators aren’t the only school hard after Rucker as several other big time programs are after the once Florida commit.

“Florida, FSU, LSU, Penn State, Nebraska and a few more,” Rucker said on schools recruiting him hard. “Right now I don’t have any visits set up.”

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.