The Gators are trying to land two running backs in the Class of 2014 and one of their top targets is committed to another school.
Miami (Fla.) Central running back Dalvin Cook is a top back on the Florida recruiting board despite his current commitment to Clemson.
“I’m still committed to Clemson,” Cook said. “But Florida, Miami and Louisville have kept recruiting me and those three schools are recruiting me the hardest at this time, along with Clemson.”
For Florida, a host of coaches have kept in contact with Cook but the 5-foot-11, 192-pounder said his area recruiter keeps in touch the most.
“I talk with coach (Travaris) Robinson the most,” Cook said. “He is the recruiter for my area so we have a good relationship. He just tells me that he wants me to get up there for a visit to the campus and the facilities and to see what it’s like to be a player there.”
The junior tailback plans to take Robinson up on the offer and visit Florida next week.
“I plan to visit Florida next Thursday,” Cook said. “I want to see how I fit in up there as a player and see how the coaches are. I want to see if I could see myself going to school there for the next four years and see how the running backs do in practice.”
Besides Robinson, Cook also keeps in close contact with the head coach himself, as Will Muschamp and Cook talk often.
“Oh yeah I talk to him a lot,” Cook said. “He tells me that Florida is the perfect program for me and that they can get me ready for the NFL because of the pro-style offense they run and how they use their running backs. Coach Muschamp tells me I’m the guy he wants at the running back position for my class.”
One other thing Cook is looking to do while at Florida is build on his relationship with running back coach Brian White.