Monday turned into a special day for long-time Gator fan Tyler Jordan (6-5, 270, Jacksonville, FL Bishop Kenny), a 2015 offensive lineman. Jordan was one of several prospects who got a Florida offer that day, but his was special because it came from the head coach.
“Coach (Will) Muschamp offered me on Monday,” Jordan said. “He told me that he really liked my film and he thinks that I play the game the way it should be played and that I’m really aggressive. He said he liked my character and my work in the class room as well.”
During their telephone conversation, Muschamp told Jordan where he would fit into the Gators’ offensive scheme.
“Coach Muschamp told me that he sees me fitting in at center or guard,” Jordan said. “I’m fine with that because I know that anywhere I go the chances of me playing tackle are not as good as me playing inside.”
Born and raised in the Jacksonville area Jordan says that he’s always rooted for Florida which makes the Gators offer very special.
“I grew up a Florida fan as a kid,” Jordan said. “That makes the offer even bigger for me and my family. It means a lot to get the offer and I was kind of surprised to get the offer now instead of when I went down to Gainesville next weekend for junior day.”
Because he’s a Gator fan, Jordan has followed Florida’s recruiting closely and he sees both need and opportunity for himself.
“I like that Florida doesn’t have a lot of inside linemen right now and that I would have a chance to play early there,” Jordan said. “Coach Muschamp said that they are going to sign 4-5 linemen for the Class of 2015. So the chances of playing early at Florida are very good if I work hard.”
Florida already has one of its top recruiters working on Jordan in his former high school teammate and now Gators receiver Ahmad Fulwood.
“Ahmad is always talking up Florida to me,” Jordan said. “As soon as I got the offer Ahmad was calling me and talking to me about the Gators.”
Jordan says he plans to wait until summer time to make a final decision.