Taylor likes the Florida Gators following his offer on Wednesday

The Florida Gators have been hosting prospects on campus since June 1st and that continued on Wednesday.

Tight end Mason Taylor (6-4, 230, Fort Lauderdale, FL. St Thomas Aquinas) was on campus and picked up an offer after meeting with the coaches.

“Coach [Dan] Mullen and Coach [Tim] Brewster offered me,” Taylor said on which coach offered on Wednesday. “They liked the way I can do everything such as blocking, having great size and have great hands.”

Taylor has picked up offers from Alabama and LSU recently, but he says Wednesday’s offer meant a lot to him.

“I’m very excited about the offer,” he said on his reaction to the offer. “I’ve always known about the school since I live in Florida. It means a lot to me and my family.”

Tight ends coach Tim Brewster explained to Taylor on Wednesday just how he would fit into the offense and why the like his game.

“They love to make mismatches on backers and corners,” Taylor said on the message from Brewster. “They feel like I’m the right guy that has strong hands and runs good routes. They’re looking for a guy like me and they found me.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also talked at length with Taylor about the offense and Wednesday’s meeting was big for the tight end.

“He likes the way I play, and he has seen my growth and dedication and that’s what he wants in his program,” he said on the message from Dan Mullen. “He loves how I have great hands and how I know how to get open. It was exciting and crazy to finally meet him. A dream.”

After picking up the offer, Taylor says he has interest in Florida for a few reasons in particular including the way they use his position.

“I really like Florida,” Taylor said on his interest in Florida. “I like everything about them, the way they use my position, the coaches, the people, the facilities, stadium and campus.”

Taylor isn’t ready to name a leader yet but he says six schools are recruiting him harder than others at this time.

“Alabama, LSU, Florida, West Virginia, Pitt, and Texas A&M,” he said on others recruiting him hard.

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.