QB McMath, Florida have mutual interest

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With no proven quarterbacks on Florida's roster, the position is an area of need in the 2013 class.

The Gators hosted Woodberry Forest (Va.) signal-caller Heys McMath and his father on Saturday. McMath said he enjoyed his time in Gainesville.

"It was great," he said. "All the coaches were good. They were all really active and talking to me. Practice was great. I was impressed with everything."

McMath said the Gators didn't offer him yet because new Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease wants to see McMath in action before making a decision.

"They talked to me a little bit about an offer," McMath said. "I think Coach Pease is going to come to spring practice, and I'm going to come to practice this summer, and we will see what happens from there. He said I'm definitely high on their list. They are going to slowly make their decision, which is usually how it is with quarterbacks. I think they are just taking their time and seeing what works out."

In addition to Florida, McMath said he is receiving interest from North Carolina, South Carolina, N.C. State and Virginia. None of those schools have offered, but when they do, McMath said he will go to the school that is the best fit.

"I want to go to a school where I'll be there all four years and I have a good connection with the coaching staff," he said. "The academics will play a role as well. I think really if I can just see myself at the school."

McMath, who also plans to visit UNC in the next few weeks, said his best attribute as a quarterback is winning.

"I do well staying calm and competing," he said, "making plays and winning football games."