Zachary happy to receive an offer from the Florida Gators

Last week the Florida Gators coaching staff handed out several offers to underclassmen including a few out of state prospects.

2021 defensive end Khristian Zachary (6-3, 230, Fairburn, GA. Carrollton) was one of those guys that picked up an offer from the Gators.

“Coach [David] Cooper offered me,” Zachary said on which coach offered him. “He called my defensive coordinator and he just wanted me on the phone and then he said he loved the way I play and how I get off the ball. After that he just gave me the offer.”

Zachary was caught off guard by the offer but he admits the offer was one he was waiting on and it made his day.

“I was so excited, I have a friend Chief Borders that is committed to Florida so I know Florida is pretty cool,” he said on his reaction to the offer. “I just knew a lot about Florida and I’ve always liked Florida. I was just so surprised and happy. It was a dream come true.”

Defensive line coach David Turner talked with Zachary last week about how he would fit into the Gators defense if he were to choose Florida for college.

“I talked to Coach [David] Turner later that day on the phone,” Zachary said on talking to Cooper. “He sees me as a edge rusher, he sees me in a three point stance as well as sometimes in the two point stance. Me standing up and just rushing the passer and creating havoc in the backfield.”

Zachary watched the Gators defense closely this fall and he likes the way Todd Grantham runs Florida’s defense.

“I really like their defense because it fits my style of play,” he said on Florida’s defense. “I really like destroying the quarterback and blitzing and creating a mess back there.”

The 2021 defensive end says he grew up watching the Gators and he likes several things about Florida.

“I love the culture there and I love their chomp,” Zachary said of what he likes about Florida. “I just love their defensive scheme and the hype around there.”

Next up for Zachary will be a visit down to Gainesville for junior day where he hopes to see several things.

“I’m going down March 7th,” he said on when he plans to visit. “I just want to see how the school looks, see how the coaches are and see how everything is center around football and academics.”

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.