The Gators signed a good group of offensive linemen last year in the Class of 2014 but the Gators are trying to sign four-to-five more in the Class of 2015.
On Monday offensive line coach Mike Summers stopped by one of Florida’s targets in offensive tackle Tyler Carr (6-6, 322, Southside, AL Southside High) but the Gators were unable to watch him practice.
“Coach [Mike] Summers from Florida stopped by my school on Monday,” Carr said. “It went great but he just stopped by to say hey and talk to my coaches. We were supposed to practice but it was cancelled due to the rain so he wasn’t able to see me practice but he said he would be back to watch me on the field.”
Florida has yet to offer Carr but he hopes that will change later this spring when Summers visits the Alabama prospect again.
“I’ve actually talked to Coach Summers several times and he’s told me he likes my film a lot,” Carr said. “He likes what I can do on the field and he likes the way I move on film but he really wants to see me in person before he offers me. Hopefully he will get to see me the next time he visits.”
If Summers likes what he sees out of Carr and offers the offensive lineman then the Gators will become a contender according to Carr.
“If Florida does offer me it would be a great offer and they could get right in the mix with me,” Carr said. “I’m still taking everything in and taking things slow but I think Florida could definitely get in that mix of schools and mess things up a little in my recruitment. I know Coach Summers has a good background and that plays a part into my interest.”
Despite being from the state of Alabama the offensive lineman doesn’t know much about the Gators but he hopes that will change this summer if he can visit Gainesville.
“I don’t really know a whole lot about Florida right now but I’m eager to learn more,” Carr said. “I’ve heard Gainesville is a nice place to live and that Florida is a good school but hopefully I’ll get the chance to go visit them and see more. Hopefully I can get down there this summer and see everything.”
Carr holds over a dozen offers already but admits that three schools are recruiting him harder than the others but says nobody is his leader.
“I’m still open, honestly. I’m still trying to take everything in,” Carr said. “I will say that Alabama, Auburn and Georgia are recruiting me harder than other schools but I wouldn’t say they are my leader or anything at this point.”