Hodskins will walk on at UF

Saturday wasn’t a great day for Florida football fans but Saturday evening the Gators basketball team picked up a commitment from shooting guard Zach Hodskins (6-2, 175 Milton, GA High) who was on the Gainesville campus on Saturday for an unofficial visit.

“I’ve officially committed to the University of Florida basketball. I know God has put me in the right place #GatorNation,” Hodskins said Twitter.

Hodskins received an offer from Billy Donovan to join the Florida basketball team in 2014 as a preferred walk-on back in April. His is an inspirational story as he was born with a birth defect that left him with only one hand. One arm extends to just below the elbow.

That hasn’t stopped him from playing basketball at a high level for one of Georgia’s consistently strong high school programs. As a junior last year at Milton, Hodskins averaged 11.3 points per game while playing shooting guard.

Hodskins joins point guard guard Chris Chiozza and combo guard Brandone Francis in Florida’s recruiting class of 2014.

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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.