Rucker says the Florida Gators felt like home

On Monday night the Florida Gators picked up their third commitment for the 2021 class as they added an instate receiver.

2021 receiver Trevonte Rucker (6-0, 155, Ocala, FL. Vanguard) committed to Florida on Monday night because of the feeling he got in Gainesville.

“It felt like home and it was a good decision,” Rucker said on why he decided to commit to Florida on Monday night. “My mom and I talked about it and felt it was the right time.”

Rucker was impressed by Florida’s offense this year and he likes how Mullen gets the receivers involved in the offense.

“I like how Coach Dan Mullen gets the ball to the receivers and works with them,” he said on why Florida was the school for him. “Coach [Christian] Robinson was telling me stuff that I liked about Florida too.”

The 2021 receiver told Mullen the big news on Monday and the Gators head coach was happy for Rucker.

“He was happy for me,” he said on Mullen’s reaction to him committing. “He said to keep working hard and keep my grades right. He said to come by and visit anytime.”

Receivers coach Billy Gonzales and Mullen have told Rucker just how they plan to use him in the offense once he gets to Gainesville.
“They said they would use me in the slot a little bit,” Rucker said on how Florida says they will use him in the offense. “They said they would get me some quick screens like how they use [Kadarius] Toney.”

Rucker watched Toney and the rest of the Gators several times this year and he was impressed by the job Mullen did this year.

“He’s done a great job with them,” he said on his impressions of Florida this year. “He’s building them up to be great. I like how he helped the offense.”

Now that Rucker is committed to Florida he will turn his attention to trying to get several of his teammates to join him with the Gators.

“You know I am,” Rucker said on if he plans to start recruiting his teammates to join him. “I’m going to try and get Leonard [Manuel], Bryce [Langston] and a few down there too.”

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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.