Lucky now on the Florida Gators recruiting radar

The Florida Gators recruiting board is constantly growing and one of the newest members of that board will be in town this weekend when the Florida Gators take on Vanderbilt.

That prospect is tight end Kelvin Lucky (6-6, 228, Elmore, AL. Edgewood Academy), who will be making his first trip to the Swamp to see the Gators play. It will also be his first chance to meet everyone on staff.

“I’m going to being taking a visit to Florida this weekend,” Lucky said. “I want to see the school once again and I’m looking forward to meeting the coaches. I want to see a good game.”

Lucky, who is new to America as he moved here from Nigeria (two years ago), usually lets his head coach deal with his recruitment, but Lucky says he does speak to Florida pretty regularly.

“I usually talk to the Florida coaches a few times a week,” he said. “I call Coach Hughes a lot to talk to him and also some of the other coaches message me on Twitter. Coach Hughes asked me what position I wanted to play in college. I told him that I love both defensive end and tight end.”

Two weeks ago Lucky said he received news that Florida wanted to offer him on the offensive side and Lucky’s coach believes he’s a good fit there.

“Florida told me that they were offering me at tight end,” Lucky said. “My coach told me that playing the tight end position is a good position for me to play. It’s a good position to play in football.”

When Lucky goes down to Florida this weekend it won’t be the first time he sees the Gators play as he has watched them all season on TV.

“I’ve been watching Florida play this year, they are pretty good,” he said. “They’re 7-1 this year and the offense is doing pretty good. I’m really excited about going down there. I’ve been waiting for a long time to go down there and it’s finally time to go down there.”

Lucky has been on a hot streak as of late as he has picked up offers from Texas, Vanderbilt, Kentucky and several other Division I teams.

INSIDERS TAKE: Lucky is a new prospect to the Florida Gators recruiting board and he’s also new to the game football. Lucky has only been playing the game since August so he’s very raw but very athletic for someone whose just 16 years old.

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.


  1. Isn’t this the guy I emailed Drew Hughes about earlier in the year? If so….man did we hit the JACKPOT!! His video was OFF THE HOOK!!! SUPERMAN, X-MAN, FLASH, HULK rolled into one! Fournette would be jealous!! PLEASE be the guy….I’m going to back track emails now and see if it is! PLEASE, oh please, oh please!