McBride Plans on Camping at Florida

It didn't take long for Geismar (LA) Dutchtown receiver Corey McBride to hear from the Florida coaching staff. The blazing fast receiver said earlier in the week he would love to hear from the Gators and on Thursday he reached out to the Florida staff to communicate after hearing they wanted to. McBride had a good talk.

Corey McBride said he talked to Gators assistant Derek Lewis who recruits Louisiana for the Gators and said that the outgoing coach was "pretty fun to talk to". However, Lewis wanted to talk a little business as well and see if he could persuade McBride to make a campus visit and work out in front of the staff.

"They want me there July 27th and that is something I am going to do," McBride said intimating he would be attending Florida'S Friday Night Lights event. "I just have to find a way to get down there."

"They said when I get down there they want me to meet the staff and work out and have a good time. They want me to have a little taste of Gainesville. I will definitely work out."

McBride says he has followed the Gators for a while which prompted his response in an article written by's Mike Coppage that he wanted to hear from the Gators.

"Florida was just always one of my favorite schools," he said. "What is not to like about them? They have a loud stadium, crazy fans, and people chomping with their hands. They always have a great offense. It is just crazy there and I have always been a fan."

He grew up a fan of the Gators and the home state LSU Tigers, and a fan of one player in particular.

"I used to love Jeff Demps," he said. "I just admired his speed and agility, I just wanted to play like him.

It is understandable that Demps would be someone he would want to pattern his game after, the multi-national champion track star was the fastest man in all of college football. McBride is pretty fast himself.

"I have a lot of speed," he said before saying his personal best is a 4.34 in the 40 yard dash. "I went to the University of Louisiana camp a couple of days ago and I ran a 4.44. We just came back from state and won a state championship. I ran a 10.4 against Episcopal this year and ran a 10.67 (laser timed) at the state meet."

It is well known how hard it is to go into the state of Louisiana and come out with a big time prospect if you are a program outside of the state. McBride says he is open to anywhere, but, I just don't want to go too far."

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