Raphael Andrades would have walked on to the Florida Gators’ football team if he had to. On Tuesday night, he found out he would be able to play for the Gators, but as a roster member with a full scholarship. Needing help at the wide receiver position, Florida has long looked at Andrades, but the Gators weren’t sure how the rest of the 2012 recruiting class would pan out. As it became evident they would have room for him, they extended an offer and the Tallahassee, FL (Lincoln) WR couldn’t be happier.
“Orange and Blue was in my blood.” – Raphael Andrades, 2012 Wide Receiver
On Wednesday morning, as we were all caught up in all the is National Signing Day, a letter of intent came in from Andrades. It surprised most, but was welcomed by all.
Andrades is coaches by Lincoln offensive coordinator and former Gators’ star receiver Jacquez Green. The former All-American believes recruiting rankings don’t mean everything and that Andrades should do just fine at the next level. The 6’0″, 190-pound WR also had offers from Arkansas, Stanford and Vanderbilt, but had one school at the top of his list throughout the process.