McDowell flips commitment from Mississippi State to Florida Gators

The Florida Gators picked up their sixth commitment of the 2018 class on Tuesday night when the Gators flipped a commit from another SEC school.

Offensive lineman Griffin McDowell (6-4, 280, Leesburg, GA. Lee County) flipped his commitment from Mississippi State to Florida on Tuesday after taking an official visit to Gainesville this past weekend.

“I committed to Florida because I feel like it’s best place for my future,” Griffin said on Tuesday.

The Gators followed up the official visit from McDowell this weekend by sending John Hevesy to visit the offensive lineman for an in-home visit on Tuesday night.

McDowell now has committed to Mullen twice in the last year and he says he was instantly comfortable with Florida when he arrived on Friday.

“I was comfortable when I got there,” he said on Florida.

Mullen and offensive line coach John Hevesy have been recruiting McDowell for the last few years and McDowell noted that being a big reason he committed to Florida.

McDowell is the fourth offensive linemen in this class joining early enrollees Chris Bleich and Nah Banks as well as commit Richard Gouraige.

With Gouraige still deciding on his college future, the Gators are still recruiting several other targets as they hope to have a class of five offensive linemen this year.

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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 Rivals.com, 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.