The Gators are looking to sign four to five more offensive linemen in the Class of 2015 and with only one committed so far the coaching staff is hopeful to land one prospect that plans to decide soon.
That prospect is offensive tackle Jake Fruhmorgen (6-5, 282, Tampa, FL Plant) who is looking forward to getting his decision out of the way soon.
“I’m looking forward to making my decision sometime in the next couple of weeks,” Fruhmorgen said. “It’s going to be an exciting day but I’m ready to do it. I plan to visit Florida this Saturday to get one more look at them before I decide.”
He didn’t have the best of relationships with former offensive line coach Tim Davis but now that he’s gone, the Gators are squarely in the mix for the Tampa lineman.
“I really like Florida’s new offensive line coach Mike Summers,” Fruhmorgen said. “I like him a lot and he’s a different cat than the old offensive line coach and Florida is also close to home so it’s convenient.”
When he was able to meet Summers for the first time a few weeks ago he was blown away by the veteran offensive line coach.
“Florida having Coach Summers now is a big push and advantage for Florida,” Fruhmorgen said. “I never got to know him at USC but when I met him a couple of weeks ago he blew me away because he’s everything I like in an offensive line coach.”
Several schools are still trying to land Fruhmorgen but it’s a battle between Florida and Clemson to land his commitment and both schools have something to offer him.
“Clemson is more a smaller campus and Florida is more of a bigger campus,” Fruhmorgen said. “Florida is closer home but both schools would be great fits for me and my career as a student and as an athlete.”
He would have to drive past Gainesville to get to Clemson but according to him, distance isn’t a determining factor.
“Distance is a little bit of a factor but not too much,” Fruhmorgen said. “Clemson is only 9 hours away so it’s not too bad and it’s nothing compared to some other schools like Michigan or USC or schools like that.”