Will Muschamp and Brad Lawing are searching for defensive linemen to fill roster spots in the Class of 2014.
Last week, the Gators offered Milledgeville (Ga.) Georgia Military defensive lineman Davonte Lambert.
“Coach (Will) Muschamp and coach (Brad) Lawing asked me to call them,” Lambert said. “When I called them, that’s when they offered me a scholarship to come to Florida. Coach Muschamp said he really wants me to be a Florida Gator and to play defensive end/defensive tackle on the Gators defense.”
Muschamp had success at Georgia Military just last year when they signed offensive lineman Trenton Brown.
Brown and Lambert played just one year of football together but the two of them have become friends according to Lambert.
“Me and Trenton are good friends and we talk a lot,” Lambert said. “Before they offered me, he was telling me about Florida and now that they have offered me he is recruiting me to Florida. He tells me about the school and the team and tells me that the coaches will stay true to you instead of telling you lies or what you want to hear. I know I can trust Trenton because he will be honest with me and tell me facts. Trenton has also helped me become a good football player from going up against him in practice.”
The 6-foot-3, 285-pound Lambert doesn’t know too much about Florida but he does know a lot about the coaching staff, including Lawing’s past.
“Coach Lawing has a ton of coaching experience,” Lambert said. “He has coached up a lot of good defensive linemen. Coach Muschamp, I know he is a winner and like last year, he found ways to help Florida win ball games.”
Right now three teams are standing out to Lambert before he hits the road to take visits to colleges.
“I plan on visiting Florida this summer,” Lambert said. “But right now Florida is high up there with Georgia and Tennessee.”