Gainesville High cornerback Chris Bivins got some huge news over the weekend.

While traveling up to Atlanta for Georgia Tech’s Junior Day Friday, the 6-foot, 170-pound athlete received a verbal offer from South Florida — his first college offer.

The news was humbling, but Bivins isn’t rushing to name USF — or anyone — his leader. He wants to really dissect the recruiting game before he gets into lists and favorites.

“Honestly, I am still taking it all in,” Bivins said. “This is truly a blessing and it is a decision that I must consider carefully.”

Though Georgia Tech didn’t offer Bivins, he does have a lot of interest in the Yellow Jackets.

“I like them a lot,” he said. “I love the fact that they stress academics, because football doesn’t last forever. They have a very qualified school and I think they’re close to offering me, so hopefully they do.”

Other schools showing interest in Bivins include Florida, Tennessee, Florida State, Miami and Arkansas.

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