Jordan visits Florida and details his long day

Monday was Presidents Day, which meant most public high schools around the country were not in session and one prospect took the time to visit Gainesville.

That prospect was 2015 offensive lineman Tyler Jordan (6-5, 270, Jacksonville, FL Bishop Kenny) who had a busy visit to Florida during his holiday.

“My visit to Florida was really nice and I enjoyed it,” Jordan said. “I was able to walk around and meet the staff and then after that I went to the weight room and watched their 11 o’clock group lift weights. After that I went to lunch with Coach (Mike) Summers and Coach (Kurt) Roper, after that we went into Coach Summers office where we talked ball.”

Following the visit, the 2015 offensive lineman got the chance to sit down with Will Muschamp who informed Jordan that he fit the Gators bill of a student athlete.

“I got to talk to Coach Muschamp several times during the day as well,” Jordan said. “After the visit we got to talk for about 45 minutes in his office with Coach Summers and Coach Roper. They were telling me that I was a great fit for the school and for the football team. They said they liked my character a lot and they liked how I played the game.”

The Class of 2014 didn’t produce a center prospect for the Gators which means the coaches are trying to land one in 2015 and Jordan could be the guy according to offensive line coach Mike Summers.

“Coach Muschamp said he sees me fitting in on the inside of the line,” Jordan said. “Coach Summers says he wants me to play center and that he sees me as a great fit at the center position in the Florida offense.”

Having a coach like Summers tell him that he would be a great fit at a school like Florida was special to Jordan, who says that he respects Summers background and coaching technique.

“I really liked Coach Summers a lot,” Jordan said. “I liked how he was teaching and how he was talking about his individual drills and how he was designing stuff on the board for me. He’s a really good teacher from what I can tell so far.”

Jordan got to do a lot of things during Monday’s campus trip but he will return on Saturday to Gainesville where he hopes to be able to do one thing in particular.

“I will visit Florida again Saturday,” Jordan said. “I didn’t get the chance to go on the field on Monday so I want to do that this time.”

Despite taking visits to several schools of late the Jacksonville prospect says he doesn’t want to name a leader at this time.

“Florida stands very high right now but I don’t have any leaders,” Jordan said. “I do have a lot of interest in Florida though.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.