The Florida Gators helped their chances with Zipperer

The biggest game under Dan Mullen in the Swamp had several of the Florida Gators top targets in the stands to see the win over LSU.

Tight end Keon Zipperer (6-3, 215, Lakeland, FL. High) was in attendance and he liked what he saw from the tight ends and he knows that the coaches message about them getting the ball a lot isn’t just coach speak now.

“It was really good to see for me,” Zipperer said on the play of the tight ends. “A lot of schools will feed you lies but I really came and seen it for myself.”

Zipperer watched closely on Saturday to see if he would be a good fit for the Gators offense and he now thinks he can be.

“They give them ball,” he said on what he likes about the tight end position. “That’s all I really want. I feel like I fit in well, I can help them a whole bunch.”

While on campus on Saturday, Zipperer talked to several coaches including Dan Mullen who gave him a quick message about Florida.

“I talk to Coach [Larry] Scott and Coach Mullen,” Zipperer said on the coaches he talked to. “Coach Mullen told me don’t come if I’m not ready to play. Coach Scott said that I know where it’s at.”

Tight ends coach Larry Scott has made it known to Zipperer that the Gators need a tight end in this class.

“They hit on that, they tell me that all the time,” he said on if the coaches tell him he’s need with the seniors graduating. “They say they have three senior tight ends and they need me to come in and play early.”

Zipperer hasn’t taken many visits this fall and he doesn’t have many planned but he now knows where he will take official visits to.

“I don’t have anything set up,” Zipperer said on other visits planned. “I know where I’m taking my official visits at. I’m going to Penn State, Oklahoma, Alabama, Florida and Miami. For right now they’re in December until I schedule something.”

When it’s time for Zipperer to make a decision he knows what he’s looking for and what he’s going to do in order to make a decision.

“I’m just going to follow my heart,” he said on what he’s looking for. “Follow my heart and talk to my parents.”

After Saturday’s win, Zipperer did admit that the Gators improved their chances with Saturday’s performance.

“Yeah it helped them a lot,” Zipperer said on if Florida’s win helped them in his recruitment. “I’m going to make another game up here after today.”

 

INSIDERS TAKE: Zipperer is planning on making a decision in December and signing early but not early enrolling.

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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.