Gainesville cornerback Chris Bivins is starting to garner more interest after participating in the Badger 7-on-7 where his team finished in the final four and qualified for the Badger national tournament this summer.
"It was real good experience. There was a bunch of talent and a lot of competition out there," said Bivins. "I did pretty good and had a couple of picks and pass break-ups. There are things I still need to work on, but overall I did well."
The 5-foot-11, 170 pound prospect also traveled south for the Nike camp in Miami and was considered a top performer.
"The Nike camp was great," said Bivins. "There was a lot of good talent there, and I did very well."
Things are picking up on the recruiting front as Bivins just received his second BCS offer and other schools are showing interest including Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Rutgers, Florida State, Miami, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, and UCF. With several that could be close to pulling the trigger.
"My coach told me that Utah has offered me," said Bivins. "It's a real nice offer from a Pac-12 team, I haven't got a chance to really talk to them and check it out, but I hear it's a real nice quality school, and I'm going to look more into it."
"I think Kentucky and Arkansas are close to offering," said Bivins. "They've been talking to me a lot and seem like they're close. There are a few others as well."
The Gainesville corner back has already taken visits to USF, Georgia Tech and Florida, and took in UCF for their junior day this past weekend.
"UCF was great," said Bivins. "They haven't officially offered yet, but I think they will soon."
Bivins currently has three schools that are standing out to him at this stage in the process.
"My top three right now is South Florida, Florida, and Arkansas," said Bivins.
"With South Florida I like everything," said Bivins. "I love the coaches and especially coach McGeoghan. I love the players there, the environment, where the campus is located in Tampa, and pretty much the whole atmosphere around the school. I like the way they stress academics as well, and not just football."
"With Florida, I live in Gainesville and when I was growing up, they were one of my favorite teams growing up," said Bivins. "I like the coaches and Coach Robinson, he's real cool, and they're the hometown team."
"With Arkansas, I like coach Cink a lot, we talk every week about random stuff, and he asked me about school and track," said Bivins. "I'm going to go up there this summer for one of their camps to take a look at their school."
Bivins also plans on taking in several more camps and spring practices coming up.
"I'm going to go to a few more," said Bivins. "I just got to figure out my schedule."
As a junior the 5-foot-11, 170 pound prospect had 46 tackles with 4 interceptions and one returned for a score, he also had 3 passes deflected and 2 forced fumbles.
Stay tuned with USFNation.com as we keep you updated on Chris Bivins and the rest of the 2012 recruiting class.