Will Florida offer Durante?

A visit to a West Virginia commitment by the Florida Gators could pay strong dividends in the future. The Florida coaching staff was in South Florida Monday, stopping by to see 2015 WVU commit Jovon Durante (6-1, 180, Miami, FL Jackson).

“Coach T-Rob (Travaris Robinson) came by my school on Monday,” Durante said. “He was telling that they are interested me at Florida and that they are going to evaluate me as a receiver. They haven’t offered me yet but he told me that they want me to continue to work hard and stay strong in the classroom.”

While he has close to a dozen offers and is committed to West Virginia, Durante says it would still be nice to have an offer from Florida.

“It would be good to get an offer from Florida,” Durante said. “Florida is a big time school and it would be nice to have an offer from them. I’m committed to West Virginia but I would look at Florida if they offered me. They are in the SEC and stuff.”

The first step for the Gators coaching staff is to get Durante on campus at Florida and that should happen soon according to the 2015 athlete.

“I haven’t visited Florida yet but I’m scheduled to visit them in the summer,” Durante said. “I want to get up there and see the passing offense and see if they are going to move to the spread like coach T-Rob said.”

Like many recruits across the country and more importantly like many of the South Florida players their key recruiter is Travaris Robinson and Durante likes him a lot.

“I really like coach T-Rob a lot as a coach and as a person,” Durante said. “He recruited my friends Dalvin (Cook) and the rest of the Miami guys. Coach T-Rob is one of the main reasons that I’m interested in Florida.”

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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.