Our player Spotlight segments have became a staple for Gator fans to learn more about who the Gators are offering. We get and review hundreds of tapes from players seeking Gators offers, in addition to, the tape from the players with current Gators offers. We normally stick to running player interviews on the players the Gators have already offered, however we make exceptions when necessary.
Donnovan Moorer, is a necessary exception.
Donnovan Moorer is a 5’8 145 lb slot receiver from IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. Moorer was nominated all-region second team as a freshman and hauled in 47 passes for 510 yards.
Moorer is an elusive receiver that does a tremendous job at making defenders miss in the open field. Moorer has the speed and quickness you look for in a slot receiver with the ability of stopping and redirecting on a dime.
Moorer may be undersized but once he puts on some weight and gets a little taller, he will be dangerous for any team he suits up for. Just watching his film, Moorer reminds me of a current Gator receiver, Antonio Callaway.
“I have been playing football since I was 5 years old,” Moorer said. “A lot of my family played football so I grew up loving it and I decided to play.”
Moorer, as an undersized freshman, currently holds 10 division 1 offers.
“Right now I have 10 division 1 offers,” Moorer said. “I got offers from Miami, UCLA, Illinois, Indiana, TCU, Louisville, Maryland, Middle Tennessee St., Jacksonville St., and FIU.”
Moorer doesn’t currently have a top five but says offers from Miami, UCLA, Indiana, TCU Louisville and Illinois stand out to him.
“I am really hungry for an offer from the University of Florida,” Moorer said. “It’s been my dream school all my life.”
But Florida isn’t the only school Moorer would like to receive an offer too.
“I also would like to have an offer from Nebraska and USC,” Moorer said.
Moorer started his High School football career at Hebron Christian Academy in Dacula, GA before transferring to powerhouse IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL.
“Transferring to IMG Academy was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up,” Moorer said. “It gets me closer to schools in Florida and it will help me develop size that I need to play at the next level.”
One good thing for Moorer, is that he does have another three years to add weight to his frame.
Size has held him back in recruitment, but Moorer can do the things you can’t teach. His quickness and route running ability are superb and he can make anyone miss in the open field.
Moorer plans to take a visit to the University of Florida this weekend with another recruit.
“I am trying to go to Florida this weekend with another recruit,” Moorer said. “I also am taking a visit to Miami coming up and Nebraska.”
Moorer does have a couple of requirements when looking for his perfect school.
“I want to go to a school that has a coaching staff that really wants me,” Moorer said. “I also love schools with a big fan base and great academics.”
We wish Moorer the best of luck on his journey of getting an offer to the University of Florida. We want to thank him for taking the time to speak with us and will keep you posted on his offers.