Thomas offered by the Florida Gators following his camp performance

On Friday, the Florida Gators hosted yet another camp session and they hosted a lot of underclassmen on campus during the day.

2021 defensive tackle Christopher Thomas Jr. (6-5, 290, Tallahassee, FL. Rickards) was on campus and he picked up an offer from the Gators after speaking with head coach Dan Mullen.

“Coach Mullen offered me,” Thomas said of who offered him on Friday. “He said we’re going to offer you a scholarship and then they took me around campus and I took pictures.”

Thomas now has eight offers after Florida offered and the defensive tackle was grateful to get the offer from the Gators.

“To me the offer means that this school loves me as a student-athlete,” he said on what the offer means to him. “It means that I’m the prospect that they’re looking for and I can play at the level of ball that I’ve always dreamed of.”

The 2021 defensive tackle also got the chance to tour the campus and Thomas didn’t realize how big the Gainesville is.

“The visit was a 10 out of 10,” Thomas said of the visit. “I loved how huge the campus is and how all of the Florida staff members would welcome you with open arms.”

Thomas also got the chance to work with defensive line coach David Turner on Friday and he got a few tips on how to improve his game.

“I talked to Coach Turner during the camp,” he said. “He was telling me great job during the camp and how well I did and he was giving me pointers on how to improve my game.”

Turner impressed Thomas with his coaching style and his ability to relate to his players and prospects.

“I love how he coaches and how he will pull you aside to point out what you did wrong,” Thomas said of Turner. “The way he sometimes makes jokes and how gritty he is towards his players.”

After offering Thomas, the Gators are now one of his top schools for a few different reasons.

“Florida, Florida State, Texas A&M and Oregon if they offer,” he said on schools standing out to him. “I like how Florida treats their players and prospects.”

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.