Pease offers west coast tight end

The Gators failed to sign a tight end in the Class of 2013 but are looking to sign two with this year’s class.

On Wednesday, the Gators offered South Jordan (UT.) Bingham tight end Dalton Schultz.

“Coach (Brent) Pease was by my school today (Wednesday),” Schultz said. “After he left, I called him and he told me that Florida was very interested in me but they only offer prospects that have interest in them. I told him I was interested and he said that he would have coach (Will) Muschamp call me but to consider myself offered.”

The 6-foot-6, 233-pound Schultz doesn’t know much about Florida, since he lives on the west coach, but what he does know impresses him.

“I’m very interested in Florida and what they have to offer me,” Schultz said. “I mean Florida is Florida, that speaks for itself. They are also in the SEC and have a winning tradition so all of that put together is impressive. A visit to Florida is possible so I can learn more about the program and the coaching staff and see everything there.”

Schultz already has 19 offers but this one from Florida came out of nowhere for the talented junior tight end.

“This was my first time I ever spoke to Florida either on the phone or facebook,” Schultz said. “I was kind of surprised that they offered me but it’s good to have the offer.”

Right now Schultz says nobody is standing out for him but he feels like Utah is recruiting him the hardest. Since he is a hometown guy, it’s easier to get on campus at Utah for him to visit.

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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, 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.