The Florida Gators want Stevenson to join his dream school

Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators coaching staff hosted a 7-on-7 tournament and offensive line/defensive line camp on Friday and several top targets of the Gators were in attendance.

Defensive back Tyrique Stevenson (6-0, 190, Homestead, FL. South Dade) was on campus for the 7-on-7 tournament and he says his contact with Florida has been good lately.

“It’s been pretty great, we speak often,” Stevenson said on the contact from Florida as of late. “Over the phone or they text me telling me what’s up.”

Head coach Dan Mullen spoke with Stevenson and gave him a short message about why Florida is the school for the defensive back.

“Why not come play for my dream school,” Stevenson said on the message from the coaching staff. “Coach Mullen always tells me why not come play for your dream school and just come make Florida great again, make it a top program like it was.”

Defensive back Charlton Warren also gave Stephenson a message about how he can help get the Gators back to where they once were.

“Just come put Florida back on top,” he said on the message from Coach Warren. “With players like me with my caliber is just going to put Florida back at the top where it was at. They like me at safety and nickel.”

While playing in the 7-on-7 tournament several players including Chauncey Gardner spoke with and gave Stevenson a message.

“Why wouldn’t you want to be a Florida Gator,” Stevenson said on the message from the players he talks to.

Stevenson committed to the previous coaching staff but he likes how this coaching staff is more involved on the field.

“They’re very active, they aren’t just in their office sitting around,” he said on what he likes about the coaching staff. “They’re out here interacting with the players and recruits and just showing everyone a great time.”

The defensive back is taking things slow since backing off of his pledge to Florida but he says this summer will be a busy period for him.

“No not right,” Stevenson said on if he has planned any official visits. “Just going to do everything in the summer, drop my top 10 and take officials from there.”

 

INSIDERS TAKE: Florida, Miami and Georgia are the schools that have hosted Stevenson the most so far and the schools linked to him the most. Florida continues to get Stevenson back on campus and that’s something they will continue to push for.

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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.