Sousa makes the switch from Florida State to Florida

Heading into this weekend’s official visit to Florida receiver Ryan Sousa (6-0, 180, Orlando, FL Lake Nona) was committed to Florida State.

Following this weekend’s visit Sousa a lifelong Gators fan decided it was in his best interest to switch his commitment from FSU to Florida.

Sousa now gives Florida 16 commits in the Class of 2014 and he joins Ermon Lane as receivers in the class.

One reason Sousa decided to switch his commitment was how well his official visit this weekend.

“My visit was really good,” Sousa said. “I really enjoyed myself there and the visit lived up to my expectations. I really liked everything I saw and I liked all of the coaches and players at Florida. The Swamp was really loud.”

As receiver Sousa will work every day with position coach Joker Phillips and it was Phillips who was his main recruiter to Florida.

“I’ve known coach Joker since this summer and he’s always been a good guy,” Sousa said. “It going to be cool to play for him. He was always honest and up front with me during my recruitment”

On Sunday Florida fired its offensive coordinator and offensive line coach and Sousa was able to talk to Will Muschamp about that in person.

“Coach Muschamp told me when it was happening that he was letting the offensive coordinator go,” Sousa said. “He told me that he was going to get things fixed and everything. You can’t really blame anybody for this year because of all of the injuries and missing key players. I think they are going to get better and get things turned around pretty quick.”

Sousa was also able to hang out with a lot of the Gators recruits including Will Grier the future quarterback of the Gators.

“All of the recruits were real nice guys,” Sousa said. “I’ve known Will Grier for a little bit now because we went to the same combine and I caught some passes from him. It’s going to be really cool to catch passes from him in the future because he’s a helluva a quarterback.”

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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, 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.