White recruiting others to join the Florida Gators

Last Saturday in the Swamp the Florida Gators hosted several dozen prospects on campus including a few commits for the Orange and Blue game.

Offensive line commit Ethan White (6-5, 315, Clearwater, FL. Superior Collegiate Academy) was on campus and liked the offense.

“It was good, the offense looked great,” White said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “The offensive line gave the quarterback plenty of time. Coach [John] Hevesy said they just have to work on technique, hand placement and footwork. He’s very straight forward.”

This was the first time for White to see a game day in the Swamp, and despite it being a spring game, he was impressed.

“It was crazy, like 50,000 plus people coming for a spring game,” he said on the atmosphere. “Just for a spring game, fans were all over the place, former players and alumni to.”

On Saturday White got the chance to meet with several coaches including a message from head coach Dan Mullen about the state of the team.

“Probably Coach [Cordell] Landers and Coach Hevesy,” White said on the coaches he talks to the most. “I talked to Coach Mullen before and after the game. He said they still have work to do, he said it was a decent practice but it isn’t over.”

White got the chance to watch Mullen in person on Saturday and he walked impressed by how Mullen coaches and runs the program.

“Just his energy,” he said on what he likes about Dan Mullen. “He runs a very family oriented program. Some of the older players they all come back and help him.”

The offensive lineman has been committed for over a month now and he broke down exactly why he committed to Florida.

“Staying home, I didn’t want to go to far from home,” he said on why he committed to Florida. “I told myself when the recruiting process started that I didn’t want to go to far and leave my family. I met Coach Mullen and Coach Hevesy and just felt like the right place.”

Now that White is committed, the lineman put on his recruiting hat and started recruiting another lineman on Saturday.

“I was talking to Keiondre Jones, the guard from Georgia,” White said on guys he was recruiting on Saturday. “I was trying to get him to come here. It’s Florida that’s all of you have to say really. Coach Hevesy is a good coach and we need guards and all of that. I think we have a good chance, he really like Florida.”

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.