Young happy to receive an offer from his childhood favorites the Florida Gators

On Friday, the Florida Gators coaching staff handed out a few new offers to prospects after the camped in Gainesville.

2021 defensive Jordan Young (6-0, 185, Tampa, FL. Jesuit) was on campus and got the chance to work out for the Gators coaching staff.

“It was awesome, I love the Swamp,” Young said of his visit to Florida. “I did position drills and 1-on-1’s and I got to talk to almost the whole coaching staff.”

After the camp was over with, Young had the chance to talk with head coach Dan Mullen who told him the news about the Gators wanting to offer him.

“Coach Mullen was the first to tell me the news,” he said on which coach from Florida offered. “He told me congrats and to get healthy and to keep working hard.”

Young didn’t expect the offer but he says this is a big offer because he grew up rooting for the Orange and Blue.

“This means a lot to me, Florida has been my favorite school growing up,” Young said on what the offer means to him. “I was so thankful to get the offer. All glory to God.”

Defensive backs coach Torrian Gray worked with Young a lot on Friday and the defensive back liked Gray’s coaching style.

“Coach Gray was awesome, he told me I did a good and he sees the work I put in,” he said on working out for Gray. “He’s a great coach and he brought great energy and it was definitely a good workout.”

The highlight of the day for Young was getting the chance to sit in Mullen’s offense and talk to the Gators head coach on Friday with his family.

“It was an honor to sit down and talk to him,” Young said of talking with Mullen. “He talked to me about my dad being a Gator fan and how me and my parents need to come back for Friday Night Lights.”

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.