Florida Gators offensive line commit Tyler Jordan (6-5, 270, Jacksonville, FL Bishop Kenny) has been the Gators lead recruiter since he committed last spring and he continues to believe in the Florida Gators despite a rough stretch the last month of the season.
“Obviously it hasn’t gone their way but they have come close in some games but just made some penalties or turnovers,” Jordan said. “I’m optimistic and I believe that everything is going to work itself and things will be fine in the end.”
Jordan, who talks to pretty much all of Florida’s commits and top targets, says he keeps it simple with his message to them.
“I’m solid to Florida,” Jordan said. “My message to other guys is just to be faithful and patient and to let things work themselves out. I’m just pointing out the positives to the guys even though things have been rocky.”
One thing that Jordan believes is a positive for this season is that the offensive line is playing their best football of the Will Muschamp era.
“The offensive line is playing really well,” Jordan said. “They are a major improvement from last year and that has a lot to do with Coach Summers coming and helping them.”
The Jacksonville product also believes that if a coaching change does happen that a few of the Florida Gators current coaches will be retained because of their experience.
“Even if a coaching change happens I tell the offensive line recruits that I think Coach [Mike] Summers would stay because he’s a veteran who knows his stuff,” Jordan said. “The same with some of the other coaches likes Coach [Brad] Lawing who is a great defensive line coach, who coached Jadeveon Clowney and also Coach T-Rob too. I doubt anything would happen to them.”
Last Friday night Summers visited Jordan for Bishop Kenny’s game against Yulee and while the two didn’t get a chance to talk Jordan still appreciates the support.
“It was good to see him out there supporting me,” Jordan said. “I wasn’t able to speak to him because it’s against the rules but I was glad that he was able to make it out there.”
Jordan has been at all of the Florida Gators home games this season and he plans to continue that streak and he also has an idea of when he make take an official to Florida.
“I’ll be at the rest of the home games for sure,” Jordan said. “I plan to take my official after the season so that I’ll have more time to sit and talk with the coaches and not interfere with them game planning during the season.”