The state of Florida is usually loaded in the secondary with some of the top cornerbacks and safeties in the southeast.
The same can be true for the Class of 2015, as Miramar (Fla.) High cornerback Tyrek Cole has already made quite a name for himself.
For the 5-foot-10, 160-pound Cole, he already has 7 offers before he even takes the field as a junior next season.
“South Carolina and the University of Central Florida are my two latest offers,” Cole said. “That puts me at 7 joining Florida, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina State and West Virginia so far.”
Cole was set to visit Florida this spring but his transportation backed out on bringing him to Gainesville. He now plans to visit again in the near future.
“I’m going to visit Florida this summer,” Cole said. “I’m looking forward to finally being able to meet Will Muschamp. I’ve met coach T-Rob (Travaris Robinson) plenty of times so I just want to meet coach Muschamp and meet the coaching staff and see the campus and watch those guys practice and coach.”
With Cole being a top prospect, the Gators coaching staff is trying to build a relationship with Cole quickly.
“Coach T-Rob has been talking to me a lot lately,” Cole said. “He tells me that he actually wants to coach me real bad at Florida. He tells me how much he likes me as a player and person and to keep working hard and stuff like that. He tells me to stay focused in the classroom too.”
Florida had led for Cole for a few months but now things are even. Even with all of the attention, Cole is taking his time in making a decision.
“I don’t have any tops right now,” Cole said. “But I like Florida and Miami a lot. I have taken a few visits to Miami lately and they have shown me good stuff too.”
Like most prospects, Cole will hit the road this summer to visit as many schools as he can trying to get to know the coaches.
“I plan to take a few visits this summer,” Cole said. “I plan to go to Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina State, UCF and Florida State.
Cole did show up at IMG this past weekend wearing Florida Gators shorts for the 7 on 7 tournament.