WR Timmons to officially visit Florida

Florida is making a push to sign a sixth receiver for the Class of 2013 and next weekend the Gators will host one of those targets.

Frankfort (Ky.) Franklin County receiver Ryan Timmons will take his last official visit to Florida next weekend.

“Ryan and I are going to visit Florida this weekend,” Jonathan Moore (Ryan’s AAU basketball coach) said. “This is a big opportunity for Ryan to get down there and see what Florida has to offer him and he is excited.”

There has been talk about the 5-foot-10, 186-pound Timmons visiting Ohio State but that doesn’t seem like it will happe now.

“No weren’t visiting Ohio State,” Moore said. “We have been there a few times already and we decided to visit Florida this weekend instead.”

This week is setting up to be a big one for Timmons and his family as they play host to several coaches.

“Florida, Kentucky, Illinois and Ohio State are all scheduled to visit Ryan,” Moore said. “Coach (Jimbo) Fisher visited last week so it will be the OC from Kentucky in on Tuesday and coach (Joker) Phillips is supposed to let us know tonight when he is coming.

“Urban Meyer and Tim Beckham are both scheduled to visit Ryan as well.”

Timmons grew up 20 minutes from Lexington, Ky., so he has a previous relationship with Phillips from his time at Kentucky.

“Those two guys know each other very well,” Moore said. “They have a really good relationship and that is one of the reason he is visiting Florida is because of coach Phillips.”

Moore says Timmons top four in no order are Florida, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio State and he will make a decision on Feb. 5, the day before National Signing Day.

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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.