Florida offers talented 2016 linebacker

Will Muschamp and his coaching staff have always looked for any way possible to get ahead in the recruiting world.

Muschamp already has his eye on 2016 Havelock (N.C.) High linebacker Keion Joyner.

“Florida offered me last week,” Joyner said. “One of Florida’s coaches called my coach and told him that they wanted to offer me and then I talked to them.”

The Gators coaching staff had a few questions for the he 6’3″, 210-pound Joyner on the phone.

“They asked me if I had interest in Florida and what I liked about them,” Joyner said. “Then they said how does it fell to have a school that you use to watch and like as a young child offer you?  I told them that it feels exciting. I’ve always wanted to be a Gator one day.”

The 2016 Havelock prospect says that he grew up watching Florida a lot and remembers a few things about the past Gator teams.

“They had a lot of speed,” Joyner said.  “They do a lot of hitting down there on defense and always have good linebackers.”

One other thing that talented underclassmen like is Florida’s head coach Will Muschamp.

“Coach Muschamp  is a defensive minded coach  and that’s something that I like about them,” Joyner said. “I want to get down there for a visit when we have a bye week or perhaps this summer.”

Joyner picked up six offers in one day as Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina State, Florida State, Auburn and Clemson all offered him.

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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.