Florida leads for 2016 receiver

The Florida Gators are always looking for exciting play makers on offense. On Friday night we got a glimpse of one of the best in Florida for the 2016 class. Raines receiver Rick Wells was making moves to get wide open, was diving to catch the hard to reach balls, and generally making life difficult for the defensive backs that were covering him.

Rick Wells is just going into his junior year of high school and has a lot to look forward to and learn. He brought his talents to Florida Field on Friday and performed well in front of the Gator staff at Friday Night Lights.

“It was a very good experience,” the 6-foot-1, 186 pound Wells said of the camp. “I learned some stuff I need to work on at receiver. I want to work on my route running more and being physical.”

They told me I have good body control and hands, They say I am a natural catcher and am getting bigger. I just needed to work on my footwork.

The Gators want to see more of Wells and invited him back to watch practice and whatever games he would like to attend.

Wells says that four teams lead the way right now, all have offered, and one owns the top spot for him. Cincinnati, North Carolina, Florida, and Michigan State, are the schools that are working him the hardest. He talked about each.

North Carolina: “I like the receivers and the offense. Sean Tapley went there. I like the way he plays in the offense.”

Cincinnati: “I don’t know a lot about them.”

Michigan State: “I like the offense and they recently got new offense.”

Florida: “I like Florida right now and always wanted to be a Gator. When I heard about the new coordinator I liked that. I like that it is high tempo and spread.”

Florida tested Wells on Friday throwing commitment Chauncey Gardner at him repeatedly.

“They tried to go at me with the top DB,” Wells said. “He was good but I did pretty good with him.”

On Friday, Florida head coach Will Muschamp met with Wells who was offered by the Gators in the fall.

“He said he wants me to be a Gator,” Wells said of Muschamp. “I like Florida a lot. Florida’s at the top.”

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