Will the Gators receive an official from Rudolph?

Florida has already gone to the South Florida area to sign one receiver recruit in 2014 and the Gators are now after another.

This time the prospect is West Palm Beach (Fla.) Cardinal Newman receiver Travis Rudolph, who now has a top 5 in his recruitment.

“My top 5 schools are Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Vanderbilt and Ohio State,” Rudolph said. “Those are just my top five, not my final five. Auburn, Tennessee, Georgia and USC also could get in there with those schools.”

The 6″00′, 189-pound Rudolph took several unofficial visits this spring and summer but now he is focusing on official visits.

“I haven’t decided on all of my officials yet,” Rudolph said. “But I’m going to for sure take officials to Florida State and Alabama.”

One school that wasn’t mentioned was Florida, a school that Rudolph has had high praise for in the past. That being said, Rudolph says that an official to Gainesville isn’t needed.

“ I’ve been there a lot so I don’t really need one, but I’m still considering it,” Rudolph said. “I’m definitely taking an unofficial visit to Florida probably when they play Florida State.”

Rudolph also says that he will be in attendance next weekend with the Gators travel to Miami for a non-conference game.

With Rudolph’s season starting last weekend, you can expect any prospect to put the recruiting process on the back burner. Sure enough, that’s exactly what Rudolph has done.

“I’ve been laying low and focusing on school so I haven’t really talked to any schools,” Rudolph said.  “But I’ve kept in touch with Coach (Joker) Phillips a lot at 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.