Florida offers 2015 WR Campbell

The state of Florida is always loaded with recruiting talent. The Class of 2015 is overflowing with much more talent than usual.

On Friday, the Gators offered a scholarship to one of those top prospects in Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake receiver George Campbell.

“Florida offered me (Friday),” Campbell said. “Coach (Brian) White called my coach and told him he was offering me a scholarship.”

The 6-foot-3, 177-pound Campbell has been to Gainesville several times, which makes this offer special to him.

“It’s a great offer for me,” Campbell said. “It’s great to be able to get that offer from them. It just shows that hard work pays off every time I get a new offer, no matter the school.”

Campbell visited Florida for a few games this year. He also watched the Gators play on TV several times and was impressed with UF coordinator Brent Pease’s offense.

“He is good offensive coach,” Campbell said. “The offense was up tempo and even though they had their bad moments they always knew how to fight back towards the adversity and get better. I really like the offense at Florida.”

While it seemed like Florida would offer Campbell over the summer it didn’t happened until Friday after White and Will Muschamp sat down to discuss Campbell.

The 2015 prospect still has quite some time before he has to make a decision. With that in mind, he seems to be taking his time.

“I really don’t have any kind of leader right now,” Campbell said. “There’s not really a position for Florida that they are standing right now or anything. I’m leaving all of my options open right now. I plan to visit Florida soon.”

Earlier in January Campbell participated in the Under Armour underclassmen combine. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds and recorded a 32-inch vertical jump.


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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.