Lawing impresses Cowart with his experience

Now that the evaluation period is over and camp is over you will see Florida offering less kids right now but they have sent out a few offers recently.

One of those offers was to 2015 Seffner (Fla.) Armwood defensive end Byron Cowart who has had an offer for some time but wanted to hear it from the head man himself.

“I had an offer from them for like a month ago,” Cowart said. “But I like to it confirmed so I wanted to make sure that the evaluation process was done and stuff. So I called coach (Will) Muschamp and he was like we want you to be a part of the family. That was crazy to hear that.”

With Florida having a few Armwood High School alumni on the team some may think that is pressure for the 6-foot-3, 248-pound to go to Florida but he says that’s not the case.

“No pressure at all for me,” Cowart said. “For me it would be more pressure actually playing high school ball than just picking what college I’ll go to. That’s what we are focused on doing right now is high school.”

Cowart took an unofficial visit to Florida last week and he was able to find out some things about Florida in person.

“Florida treats our guys good,” Cowart said. “I like the defense and the way they played last year aggressive, hitting and everybody to the ball. That’s how we try to play in high school 11 hats to the ball. The defensive line coach (Brad) Lawing he helped coach (Javadeon) Clowney and he coached with Nick Saban a little bit. So that shows you he knows how to coach great players. It’s huge to have him I like that. When I went up there he showed me a couple of moves and I was like hey this knows what he is doing.”

Cowart says that he is trying to get back to Florida for Friday Night Lights so he can work more one on one with Brad Lawing.

With Florida running multiple defenses it’s critical that defensive ends are able to be multiple and that’s how Florida sees Cowart fitting in.

“They see me playing BUCK,” Cowart said. “In the 3-4 defense I’ll be standing up and blitzing and in the 4-3 defense I’ll have my hand in the dirt blitzing.”

Quotes provided by Nick de la Torre

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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.