South Florida ATH enjoys first visit to UF, picks up offer


Florida offered three-star athlete Kevin Levy over the weekend when the Cardinal Newman (West Palm Beach, Florida) prospect visited the Swamp for the first time.

He announced the news on Twitter on the same day as Florida's most recent Junior Day (Jan. 28) and later added that he had a great time in Gainesville and planned to return soon. 247Sports caught up with Levy after his visit, and he had plenty of positive things to say about the university and program.

"I had never been there before, so I thought it was really great for a first visit," Levy said to Swamp247's Blake Alderman. "They have a lot of great coaches. I thought it was perfect."

Cornerbacks coach Corey Raymond stood out to Levy in particular. Raymond's history of developing future NFL stars is undeniable, and the Gators are recruiting Levy as a defensive back instead of a wide receiver. That doesn't seem to be a problem for him at all, though.

"Coach C-Ray is a great coach and he's coached a lot of great players who have played my position," he said. "That makes me feel real comfortable, because I know he knows what he is doing. He can make me a better football player and a better man outside of football."

Levy got to see the new facilities and locker rooms, as well as the academic centers and freshman apartments. He toured the baseball and softball stadiums and sat in on meetings during the trip too. Before he left, Levy and his parents met with head coach Billy Napier in his office. That's when Napier extended the offer, which helped UF jump straight into Levy's top five.

"That offer was really something I don't know if I can describe the feeling," he said. "It's always been one of my dream schools, because I always grew up watching Florida and a fan. That offer was a moment I will cherish forever."

The Gators are in a good spot with Levy, but they'll have to beat out at least Boston College, Illinois, Kentucky, Illinois, Louisville and Texas A&M over the next year or so to win him over. His return visit to the Swamp could come as early as March, but Levy has plans to check out the rest of his top schools too.

His plan is to take official visits over the summer and decide before his senior season, so that gives Levy nearly half a year to flesh out a top five. Florida should be one of those five, but that's when the real competition begins. The Gators aren't the only SEC program pushing for Levy, and probable playing time should be a factor in this race.

The 247Sports composite ranks Levy at No. 452 overall and No. 61 among athletes. He plays receiver and defensive back for his high school and is a track star. Levy ran a 10.66-second 100-meter sprint and a 21.54-second 200-meter sprint in May.


Which former Gators are playing in Super Bowl LVII?

Three Gators taken in first two rounds of latest mock draft from The Athletic

Former Gator, MLB veteran Darren O'Day announces retirement

Gators center among top 5 rim protectors, per The Athletic

Losing to K-State didn't help Florida's USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll chances


Instant reactions to Florida's blowout loss at Kansas State Wildcats



Social media reacts to Keyontae Johnson facing his former team



Pat Dooley's quick reactions to Florida's authoritative win over South Carolina


Follow us @GatorsWire on Twitter and like our page on Facebook to follow ongoing coverage of Florida Gators news, notes and opinions.

Story originally appeared on Gators Wire


More Related News

Educational model wanted students
Educational model wanted students 'to be nice.' That's controversial in Florida now under DeSantis.

A review of district records shows how some public schools are distancing themselves from SEL lessons amid accusations that they're indoctrination.

End of March Ohio State football recruiting update
End of March Ohio State football recruiting update

Ohio State is targeting, and in the running for some pretty big fish. #GoBucks

2023 SEC baseball power rankings after March 26 games
2023 SEC baseball power rankings after March 26 games

A look at 2023 SEC baseball power rankings after March 26 games.

PIT BOX: NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season resumes with annual Richmond race
PIT BOX: NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season resumes with annual Richmond race

After taking more than a month off following the season-opening round at Florida's New Smyrna Speedway, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season resumes Friday evening at Richmond Raceway with the running of the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 150. Friday's race will mark the 13th visit by the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to the 0.75-mile […]

San Diego State, Miami adding to unique Final Four leads winners and losers from Sunday
San Diego State, Miami adding to unique Final Four leads winners and losers from Sunday's Elite Eight

There were highs and lows from Sunday's Elite Eight matchups that set the Final Four of the NCAA men's tournament. A look at the winners and losers.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply


Top News: Football