The Florida Gators have four offensive linemen committed in the Class of 2015 but that hasn’t stopped the Florida coaching staff from recruiting more as they hope to have upwards of 6-7 offensive linemen in the class.
Last week the Florida’s coaching staff handed out a new offer to LSU offensive line commit Matt Womack (6-7, 330, Senatobia, MS. Magnolia Heights) who heard from offensive line coach Mike Summers.
“Coach Summers called me and that’s when he offered me a scholarship,” Womack said. “This was the first time I have talked to him because I usually talk to coach Derek Lewis but Coach Summers said that they needed impact players and I was a big impact kind of player.”
When Womack was on the phone with Summers the veteran offensive line coach explained to Womack that the Florida Gators have a huge need for linemen in the Class of 2015.
“Coach Summers said that they need tackles in the class bad,” Womack said. “He said that I could step in and make a big impact early on. He didn’t say anything about a timeline for when I would play but just said I could play early.”
Growing up in Mississippi Womack follows the Southeastern Conference closely and a few years ago he followed the Florida Gators very close. However, he will need to visit to learn more about the program before.
“I was a Florida fan back when [Tim] Tebow played but I really don’t know much about them besides that,” Womack said. “I’ve watched them play on TV but that’s it so that’s why I plan to visit them. I’m not sure of when I’m going to take a visit but it will be soon and maybe for the Missouri game.”
When Womack does make it to Gainesville for his official visit he has a list of things that he wants to learn and see from the Florida Gators.
“I’m wanting to meet all of the coaches and just get a feel for everything they have to offer,” Womack said. “The coaches mean more to me than anything. I’m watching a lot of games right now to see what they run and how I might into the offense so that I can talk to them about that when I’m down there.”2
Womack is a solid commit to LSU but he says that he has promised the Florida coaches one thing since receiving the offer.
“I’m very interested in Florida but I told the coaches that I would visit and see how it goes before I know how interested I really am,” Womack said. “I’m just going to see how I like it.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Womack seems very interested in Florida and he’s been taking visits to other schools so his commitment doesn’t seem as solid to LSU as it once was. I still think it will be tough for Florida to pull him in but a good visit with Mike Summers could change that.