Florida’s recruiting efforts with Eli Stove are making headway.
The Niceville wide receiver visited UF twice in the spring, but decided to commit to Auburn on May 30.
However, the Gators have continued pursuing Stove and got him back on campus Saturday for the Vanderbilt game.
“I like Florida a lot, it’s a good school,” Stove said. “I fit pretty well if I came here. I loved the atmosphere, it was amazing.”
The UF offense scored its lowest point total this season in the win, but wide receiver Demarcus Robinson had his fifth career 100-yard receiving game and impressed Stove.
But the Rivals100 member would have a different role with the Gators.
“They told me I would be more like a Percy Harvin or like what they do with (Antonio) Callaway, doing punt returns, in the slot, kick returns,” Stove said. “They just say I can come in and I’ll contribute to the team and do great things for them.”
Callaway passed Harvin on Saturday for the third most receiving yards by a true freshman in school history. Stove was stoked to hear his skill set compared to Harvin’s by the Florida staff.
“It’s special really when they tell me I can be like him,” he said. “He’s a fantastic player, so that’s special.”
Stove plans to officially visit UF after the regular season and may attended the Florida State game with his teammates.
As for his commitment to Auburn?
“I would give it a good 75 percent right now,” Stove said. “Florida is coming up on my list. I like them a lot.”