Skinner has high interest in the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators offense showcased itself as one of the best in the country this past year and tight end Kyle Pitts was a min reason for that.

That has helped the Gators with tight ends across the country including with 2022 tight end/receiver Jaleel Skinner (6-5, 210, Greer, SC. High) who says he talks to the Gators a lot.

“Florida is recruiting me hard,” Skinner said of Florida. “I’m in constant communication with Coach [Tim] Brewster every day.”

Tight end’s coach Tim Brewster has explained to Skinner how he would used in the offense and how he compares to Pitts’.

“Coach Brewster is saying that I would be used like Kyle Pitts in their offense,” he said of Brewster’s message to him. “He says he like my ability and my route running a lot and he says me and Kyle Pitts have the same build and play style.”

Brewster has been recruiting Skinner hard for the last few years and that has helped the two develop a good relationship.

“We have a great relationship with each other,” Skinner said of his relationship with Brewster. “I love the energy he brings at all time and I like his history coaching my position.”

Head coach Dan Mullen has also spoken with Skinner a lot and explained to him why he’s needed in Gainesville and the tight end likes how Mullen runs his offense.

“I have talked to him and he’s saying he likes my play style a lot and he can’t wait for me to get back up to the Swamp,” he said of Mullen’s message to him. “I like Coach Mullen he’s a great guy and I love his offense and the speed their moves at.”

Clemson has been the team to beat for awhile according to most but Skinner says his interest in the Gators is high for several different reasons.

“My interest in Florida is really high,” Skinner said of his interest in Florida. “I love their campus and football program and how deep their history runs and loyal their fans are.”

Next up for Skinner is visits when he’s allowed to and after that he hopes to make a decision before his senior year.

“I’m planning on making a decision some time in August,” he said. “I want to take some visits and I would to visit Florida again.”

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.