The Florida Gators have offered a lot of underclassmen during the dead period as they continue to expand their board for the 2022 and 2023 class.
2022 defensive end Joshua White (6-4, 240, Decatur, GA. Columbia) picked up an offer from the Gators earlier this month after talking to an assistant coach.
“Coach [David] Turner offered me,” White said of the coach from Florida who offered him. “He was saying how he liked how I play, the way I fly to the ball and he liked my size. Coach is a great person.”
White was shocked by the offer from the Gators but he says it means a lot because of several things, including what it means to his family.
“The offer means a lot because you know I have family in Florida so they want me to go there,” he said on what the offer means to him. “To show my family I have an offer from the Gators and seeing them smile means a lot. Like all of my other offers it shows me I can do anything I put my mind to.”
Defensive line coach David Turner explained to White just how he would be used in the Gators defense if he were to come to Florida.
“He said he would have me standing up because my motor and I’m athletic so I can drop back a little,” White said on where Turner sees him playing. “He would use me to get to the quarterback and chase down plays because I have a high motor to get to the ball. I’m aggressive so I would fit in great.”
Two weeks ago, White had a virtual visit with the Gators and enjoyed talking to two of the Gators coaches.
“It was pretty good but I couldn’t do too much,” he said on his virtual visit. “I got to talk to Coach Turner and Coach [David] Cooper. Coach Coop was telling me about the school and how he likes the way I play and it’s home.”
Now that White has taken a virtual visit with the Gators, he says he has a lot of interest in the Gators.
“My interest level is really high,” White said of his interest level in Florida. “I like the way Florida plays and I have a lot of family there and the weather.”