LAKE BUENA VISTA– Florida recently picked up a commitment from offensive lineman David Sharpe but the Gators are continuing to pursue other linemen, such as Damian Prince (6-5, 292, Forestville, MD Bishop McNamara), who has plans to take an official visit to Florida.
“I visit Florida on the 25th and South Carolina on the 17th for officials,” Prince said. “My last official is to Miami on the 31st and then I’ll make my decision on February 14th after signing day.”
Will Muschamp, who is Prince’s main recruiter, is trying to convince the Maryland prep star that he is very much wanted in Gainesville.
“I talk to Coach Muschamp from Florida the most,” Prince said. “He tells me Florida is a good place and he that he just hired a new spread offensive coordinator. I know that Coach (Kurt) Roper likes to run a lot of zone and outside running plays which is the style of offense I like. They really want to let their playmakers make plays.”
Prince has yet to visit Gainesville but he says he already likes several things about Florida including the gear the team wears and the opportunity he has to play early.
“I see Florida as a place that I can play early at,” Prince said. “I feel like I can come in and play as a freshman. I like several things about Florida actually. I like the tradition at Florida and the jersey colors that they wear.”
With Prince never stepping foot on campus many have wondered how the Gators have stayed in the mix for him but he says there is one main reason.
“I like Coach Muschamp; that’s why they have stood out to me so far,” Prince said. “I like that he’s the one recruiting and that he feels the need to recruit me himself.”
Prince will miss the Under Armour Game due to a hand injury.