Florida Gators hoops sitting at the top for Boyce

Ryan Boyce is a versatile player who the Gators would love to see in Florida orange and blue. Boyce is a 6’6 guard/forward from Houston High School in Tennessee. Boyce is a guy that has the it factor, and many schools recognize that. Schools from all over the country want Boyce’s services. Florida has put itself it great position to land this class of 2018 talent.

Boyce is a guy that can score at a high level. His ability to create his own shot is one of the reasons he is such a highly sought out recruit.

“I pride myself on my ability to score the ball and to be able to create my own shot,” Boyce said. “Playing good defense and being aggressive on the glass is something another thing I pride myself on.”

Improvement in his ball handling is what Boyce thinks can propel him to a next level in his game.

“One thing I need to work on is dribbling,” he said. “I’m not bad at dribbling, but it is just something that I need to improve on. I always try to get better in all areas of my game and not get complacent.”

Schools from all over have shown interest in Boyce, but there are three schools that are standing out to him so far. All three schools have something in common: the SEC.

“Right now number one on my list is Florida,” Boyce said. “I like Ole Miss and Mississippi State as well. Those are my top ones so far in my recruiting process.”

Florida prides itself on a family atmosphere and being a place that feels like home to everyone involved. Boyce has been impressed with the Gator family atmosphere.

“The program at Florida is very family oriented,” he said. “The coaches make you feel very welcomed and the fans make it feel like a home. I like the way that Coach White’s teams play. They get up and down the court in a fast tempo system. The team really shares the ball on offense.”

The Florida coaching staff has done a great job building a relationship with Boyce. Boyce feels very comfortable with the coaching staff.

“I talk to Coach (Jordan) Mincy basically every week,” Boyce said. “We text back and forth quite a bit. I will wish him luck before the game and he checks on how I’m doing. We have a great relationship. Coach Mincy has made me feel welcomed and he has let me know what the staff expects from me if I become a Gator.”

The Gators run may have shocked many people, but it didn’t come as a shock to Boyce.

“They woke everyone up in the tournament,” he said. “Nobody expected them to make it as far as they did. It’s going to be scary next year that’s all I have to say. They are a young and talented team with a great coach. They have the talent to make it all the way to the championship next year.”