Last week the Gators spent a ton of time in the state of Georgia recruiting prospects from all classes and when they found an unexpected prospect at one school in particular.
Defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin was at Central Gwinnett to watch linebacker Adonis Thomas practice and when was there he spotted 2016 offensive lineman E.J. Price (6-6, 260, Lawrenceville, GA Central Gwinnett) and he was so impressed by him that he gave the prospect an offer from the Gators.
“Florida offered me a scholarship on Tuesday after one of the coaches came by to see me at my school,” Price said. “Coach [D.J.] Durkin was the coach that came by and he told my coach that he was offering me a scholarship. I believe he was just coming to see Adonis [Thomas] but he said that when he saw me practicing he liked what he saw.”
The Florida scholarship is Price’s 22nd offer already but he says that the Gators offer is a special one and Florida is a place he wants to see this summer with his teammate.
“I’m excited about the offer and I’m excited about getting down there on a visit,” Price said. “I know that me and Adonis are talking about getting down there this summer for a visit so I can check out everything for myself.”
Price says that while he doesn’t know a whole lot about Florida he plans to learn a lot more this summer but what he does know about them he likes or at least he thinks he does.
“I know that Florida has a great program and that they are one of the most fun campuses in the country,” Prince said laughing. “I’m not sure if that’s always a good thing but I’m really looking forward to getting down there to see Florida for myself and seeing what all they have to offer.”
Price did say that Florida has a good chance with his teammate Thomas and that his teammate has a lot of interest in the Florida program.
“Adonis and I haven’t really talked about Florida too much but I think that will change,” Price said. “It’s kind of clear that he has a lot of interest in Florida and that he likes them a lot.”
The young offensive lineman says that he doesn’t have any favorites yet but that could change this summer when he gets to visit more schools.
“I keep all of my options open right now since it’s still early in the process,” Price said. “I haven’t really been able to visit many colleges or communicate with many of them since I’m only a sophomore but I look forward to being able to explore all of my options this summer.”