The Gators already have one running back commit for 2014 in Dalvin Cook, but the coaching staff has made it clear they want two in this year’s class.
New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine running back Leonard Fournette is considered the best running back in the country and showed why at the Opening this week.
While it looks like a two horse race for the 6-foot-1, 225-pound Fournette, the Gators have made sure to keep in touch with him.
“I talk to the tight end coach, Derek Lewis, who is from St. Augustine,” Fournette said. “He is an excellent person with a great personality. He has good humor and I love being around him. He tells me that they want me at running back so they can just give me the ball and let me run.”
Fournette has actually being hanging out with current Gators commitment Dalvin Cook, who he met last week.
“I met Dalvin at USC last week,” Fournette said. “We don’t really talk about football, we really just talk about our personal lives and stuff. He is a cool person.”
The first step for the Gators to have any chance at Fournette is to get him on campus. Fortunately for the Gators, that’s very possible.
“I might take an unofficial to Florida,” Fournette said. “Me and my dad have to sit down and talk about it. My coach has been talking to me about going down there for Friday Night Lights, so I might do that in July.”