Four-Star Tyrie Cleveland is 'High' on Florida

Tyrie Cleveland was impressed on his Florida visit this weekend. But did the Gators do enough to land the four-star wide receiver from Texas?

Tyrie Cleveland took his fourth and final official visit this weekend to Florida

"I enjoyed myself. It was a nice trip," he said. "Overall just hanging out with the guys, the players, and just talking to the coaches [stood out]."

During his visit to Gainesville, the four-star wide receiver that hails from Houston (Tx.) Westfield High School had the opporunity to talk to Jim McElwain and most of his staff. 

"We talked about football and life too, lots of stuff," he said. "They are very cool coaches, they are really nice and really caring."

Before this visit, he was unsure on how the offense would operate at Florida, however, on this trip he realized the future was a little brighter than he had originally thought.  

"One of their bigger problems was quarterbacks, and they got some nice quarterbacks coming in," he said. 

 Although a Houston native now, Cleveland lived in the Sunshine State and has plenty of family connections to the area-something that is on his mind as he comes closer to a decision. 

"That plays a major role. I know people down there and I got family members that live close, so getting back down there was very nice... the weather and atmosphere down there, all are nice." 

It was also nice for Cleveland to get reacquainted with friend and Gators pledge Rick Wells, who just happened to visit this weekend as well. 

"It influences me a lot," said Cleveland. He is someone I grew up with and being able to take an official with him and reunite was really good; it felt comfortable."

 So where do the Gators stand after this visit? 

"I'm looking at TCU and Arkansas [as finalists]," he said. "[Florida] stands high and it's going to be a hard decision on signing day." 

Cleveland is planning to announce his final decision on National Signing Day, but before he does, he is going to rely on the people close to him in his life. 

"Making sure I listen to other peoples opinions and really sitting down and thinking about everything that that school has to offer," he said. "[I'm looking for] mainly playing time, that’s what everybody wants. I want to come in and contribute to what ever team I go to and make plays and play as a team player."


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