"It was late in the game. A lot of schools had already taken their guy. [Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease] came up to Brentwood to see me throw and we talked about some stuff. I came down and fell in love with the campus my first time down here. I kind of saw what they were putting together in the recruiting class and all of the pieces fit together into a nice puzzle," he said.
"I really saw that the coaching staff is unbelievable. They aren't guys that are going to lie to you. They are going to be real. They're going to be honest with you and tell you how you can improve. That's really overlooked. A lot of guys will just lie to you and tell you how good you are and that's not what you need. Academically, Florida is right in the top of the SEC. For football, the tradition is obviously right there," Staver said.
According to Staver, Pease's coaching style and offensive scheme made Florida a perfect fit.
"[Pease] will be honest with you. His type of offense is perfect. He brings a lot of knowledge to the table and he's a great teacher. He'll help me get to the next level. He's really everything you look for in a coach," he said.
Now that he is committed, Staver is trying to convince others to join him in Gainesville.
"I've been in contact with a couple guys and hopefully we will get a couple more this week. I think, tomorrow, we'll pick up a really big guy. I don't want to say his name. After that it will probably slow down a bit because we have 18 commits and they allow us 25. I have a really good feeling that we'll go out with a bang. It's exciting to be a part of it," he said.
For Staver, the chance to compete at Friday Night Lights was very exciting.
"I'm sick of people underestimating me. I wanted to show everybody that I'm a good player. I wanted to talk to some of the receivers that we're looking at. I'm really happy with where we are," he admitted.