Q & A with Gators Commitment Pittman

2012 wide receiver, Latroy Pittman says he has over 40 offers but the decision to be a Florida Gator was a "no brainer." The North Marion High School senior is looking forward to playing in The Swamp and describes the opportunity as "a dream come true." Pittman will without a doubt bring athleticism, speed, and strength to the Gator offense.

Fightin' Gators' Milani Beaudrault caught up with 2012 Florida commit, Latroy Pittman to find out why he is excited to officially call himself a Gator.

Beaudrault: Why did you commit to the University of Florida?

Pittman: "Overall, I felt like it was the best fit for me. I committed to the old staff when Coach Urban Meyer was there, right before my junior season. I was a little unsure when Coach Meyer left but once I got to know Coach Will Muschamp, I felt the same about the program. I have always been a fan, it is my dream school."

Beaudrault: What was your initial impression of Coach Muschamp?

Pittman: "From the time we met he showed me great love. He says I am the type of player he is looking to coach and that he can't wait for me to be apart of the family. I can't wait to work hard and make an impact, he is a great coach."

Beaudrault: Have you received any feedback from the Gator coaching staff regarding playing time early on in your career?

Pittman: "Certainly, they showed me the depth chart and where I can make an impact. They said if I prove myself and work hard there will be some opportunities to play early but nothing is guaranteed."

Beaudrault: What do you think of Florida's 2012 recruiting class so far?

Pittman: "So far the guys that committed to Florida are great. I think Florida will have a top five class if not number one. We have got some really talented guys like, Matt Jones and Brian Poole. Whenever I see talent, I always try and persuade them to be a Gator."

Beaudrault: What are you looking forward to the most about playing in The Swamp?

Pittman: "I just can't wait to touch the gator head and run through the tunnel. Playing in front of 90-thousand fans is going to be a great experience. Overall, I just want to come in and make an impact and have the chance to show what I can do. I am looking forward to having a great time, becoming a better person, having a great career in college, and hopefully making it to the NFL."

Beaudrault: What makes you so valuable to the Florida offense?

Pittman: "I am a big receiver, but I think it is my physical ability and my God given talent that makes me so valuable. I am a playmaker and I am competitive, something that drives me everyday."

Beaudrault: How set are you on being a Gator?

Pittman: "100 percent! Go Gators!"

Pittman has been to every spring practice at Florida and he plans to make several trips to Gainesville next year.

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