Several programs across the country are holding their annual spring games this weekend; however, Florida seems to be attracting the most energy from high-profile recruits. Countless four and five-star prospects will be in attendance, including four-star safety Cortez Andrews.
Florida this Saturday 🐊🐊📍
— Cortez Andrews (@GloTez10) April 10, 2018
The Tallahassee native has been in communication with the staff since early February and will make his first trip to Gainesville since the arrival of the new coaching staff.
“Coach Hevesy contacted me after the 2018 signing period and [I have] recently been in talks with Coach Warren. Their message to me is, basically, come be a Gator,” Andrews said.
Arriving on campus this weekend, Andrews has an opportunity to build his relationship with the staff.
“My goals for the visit are to go see what the atmosphere and The Swamp is all about and get a feel for the new coaches. I’m hoping to enjoy this weekend at a school I grew up watching,” Andrews told Armchair.
Florida’s developed numerous defensive backs into the NFL and has become a breeding ground for the position. Vernon Hargreaves III, Brian Poole, Keanu Neal, Quincy Wilson and Teez Tabor all come to mind when naming recent stars who’ve come to Florida and eventually reached the highest level in football. For Andrews, it’s a blessing to have the opportunity to play for such a talented group of athletes.
“Growing up watching all the big-time schools and growing up in Florida, I’ve definitely noticed over the years Florida is DBU. Keanu Neal comes to mind when thinking about all the great safeties who’ve come through this school. He was a big, hard-hitting safety,” Andrews said.
Florida is seeking to get at least one safety this cycle, and Andrews, who’s 6-foot-2, 205-pounds, fits the mold perfectly. According to 247sports, Andrews is the 18th best safety in the 2019 class.