The Florida Gators continued handing out multiple offers to class of 2016 prospects on Wednesday and one of the offers went to offensive lineman Tyler Pritchett (6-2, 288, Auburn, AL Auburn High) who heard the news from offensive line coach Mike Summers.
“Coach Summers offered me on Wednesday night,” Pritchett said. “We had been talking about the offer for a while now. He and coach [Greg] Nord had already told me that they liked me and that they were going to offer me but they wanted coach [Jim] McElwain to see my film and sign off on the offer before anything happened.”
Pritchett has 25 scholarship offers already but the offensive linemen says that the Florida offer has made him rethink his top group.
“It means a lot to get the offer from Florida,” Pritchett said. “I had a top five but now I want to open things up. Things are just open right now and my family wants me to give everyone a shot.”
One of the reasons Pritchett wants to rethink his top group is because of his relationship with Summers.
“I love coach Summers, he’s going to be honest with you always,” Pritchett said. “He told me that he’s going to push you as a player but that he wants you to enjoy your time as a player. He said that Florida needed linemen bad and this class would be a big factor into the future.”
Now that Florida has offered Pritchett the offensive lineman and his parents plan to visit Gainesville soon.
“I’m going to get down to Florida for a visit but I just don’t know when,” Pritchett said. “I’ve got to talk to my parents about a date. We’ve been planning a trip but we just haven’t had the opportunity to get down there.”
With multiple new offers coming in daily, the Auburn offensive lineman says that he wants to make a decision in the coming months if he has his mind set on a particular college.
“I’m hoping to take some visits and trim down the schools that I really like during the summer,” Pritchett said. “If I could then I want to make my decision before my senior season but if I can’t then I’ll make a decision after my senior season. Waiting isn’t a problem for me.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Pritchett is very open to a lot of schools but I got the feeling Alabama was an offer he was waiting on because he played with several current players and signees of the Crimson Tide.