2014 Offensive linemen prospect board

With spring practice starting soon you will start to see more and more prospects visiting schools for unofficial visits.

Over the next few weeks GatorCountry is going to break down each position in the Class of 2014 and who the Gators have offered at that position for 2014.

With Florida already having Will Grier in at quarterback, GatorCountry isn’t going to break down the quarterback position.

Last week we previewed the running back and the receiver positions’ and now we are going to take a look at the offensive line.

The Gators would like to add 4-5 offensive linemen for the Class of 2014.

Nashville (Tn.) Montgomery Bell Academy offensive lineman Alex Bars

The 6-foot-6, 275-pound Bars is planning to visit Florida this spring. While Bars is planning to visit, the Gators will have to fight off Michigan and Penn State, both schools have one of Bars brothers on its team.

St. Louis (MO.) DeSmet offensive lineman Andy Bauer

Bauer visited Florida in December and had a good visit. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound looks like he will stay closer to home however.

Duluth (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge offensive lineman Orlando Brown

The 6-foot-8, 360-pound Brown just released a top list of schools and Florida didn’t make the cut. Brown is a solid player but Florida has yet to make a strong push for him.

Baton Rouge (La.) University Laboratory offensive lineman Garrett Brumfield

Brumfield visited Florida this past summer and had a great trip. The 6-foot-3, 275-pound Brumfield however goes to school on LSU’s campus and the Tigers look to be the biggest contender for the Gators. Brumfield is one of the Gators top targets at the center position.

Paramus (N.J.) Catholic offensive lineman Juwan Bushell-Beatty

The 6-foot-5, 295-pound Beatty is one of the latest prospects to receive a Florida offer. Beatty has no plans to visit Florida right now but will visit Michigan, Ohio State and Stanford this spring.

Mobile (Al.) St. Paul’s offensive lineman Joshua Casher

Casher is set to visit Florida on March 23rd with his teammate Tre Williams. The 6-foot-2, 295-pound Casher is a player that the Gators want at the center position and Florida is right in the mix for Casher along with Alabama, Auburn and Florida State.

Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake offensive lineman Mason Cole

The 6-foot-4, 270-pound Cole has committed to Michigan. While Florida will still recruit Cole, it’s highly unlikely that Cole will visit Florida again.

Jacksonville (Fla.) Raines offensive lineman Travaris Dorsey

Dorsey was the first offensive lineman to commit to Florida for the Class of 2014. The 6-foot-3, 295-pound Dorsey is more of a guard prospect but could play tackle if needed. Dorsey is solid commitment to Florida.

Lincoln (NE.)Southeast offensive lineman D.J. Foster

The 6-foot-3, 327-pound Foster was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and has ties to the Nebraska program. Look for Foster to choose either Alabama or Nebraska when decision time comes.

St. Petersburg (Fla.) Catholic offensive lineman Reilly Gibbons

Gibbons picked up a Florida offer recently and will visit Florida this spring. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Gibbons has a number of friends at Florida and lives relatively  close to Gainesville. If the Gators push hard for Gibbons they will be near the top of his list.

Chicago (Ill.) De La Salle offensive lineman Jamarco Jones

The 6-foot-5, 285-pound Jones will visit Florida for the spring game on April 6th and says he is excited to come to Gainesville. This will be Jones’ first look at the Gators so a big visit is needed.

Deland (Fla.) High offensive lineman Benjamin Knox

Knox committed to Florida on Junior day and gave the Gators their second offensive lineman commitment for 2014. The 6-foot-5, 265-pound Knox is a tackle on the next level and a solid commitment to Florida.

Wellington (Fla.) Palm Beach Central offensive lineman KC McDermott

The 6-foot-6, 285-pound McDermott has said he will visit Florida this spring but has yet to set a date. Miami is a favorite for KC, along with Notre Dame where his brother recently joined the coaching staff as a graduate assistant.

Olney (MD.) Good Counsel offensive lineman Sam Mustipher

The 6-foot-4, 286-pound Mustipher has no plans to visit Florida at this time. Notre Dame and Michigan are schools that stick out to Mustipher early in the process.

New Orleans (LA.) St. Augustine offensive lineman Joseph Paul

Paul is set to visit Florida this Friday for spring practice. The 6-foot-4, 340-pound Paul says he is excited for the visit but LSU will be tough to beat for Paul.

Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence offensive lineman David Sharpe

The 6-foot-8, 275-pound Sharpe is one of the most talked about prospects in the country right now. Sharpe has picked up several offers lately and says that Florida and Florida State are his top 2 early on.

Homewood (Al.) High offensive lineman Jordan Sims

Alabama and Auburn are the top 2 for the 6-foot-4, 330-pound Sims. Sims says he would like to visit Florida in the summer and the Gators will need to blow Sims away on the visit to stay in contention for his services.

Charlotte (N.C.) Providence offensive lineman Bentley Spain

The 6-foot-6, 260-pound Spain has South Carolina ahead early on and he has yet to set up a visit to Florida.

Latta (S.C.) High offensive lineman Donell Stanley

Stanley, much like Spain, has South Carolina ahead right now and has yet to set up a visit to Florida.

Jackson (MS.) Callaway offensive lineman Rod Taylor

The 6-foot-4, 306-pound Taylor just recently picked up a Florida offer and is in the process of trying to set up a visit to see Gainesville this summer or late spring.

Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy offensive lineman Denzel Ward

Ward moved to Florida recently from Chicago and has visited the Gators already. The 6-foot-9, 285-pound Ward is very high on Florida and the Gators are trying to get him back on campus soon.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.