The Florida Gators landed a defensive back on Sunday, but before that happened the Gators offered another instate defensive back after Florida’s defensive backs coach visited defensive back Jayvaughn Myers (6-1, 175, Dade City, FL Pasco) at his school.
“Coach Kirk Callahan offered me last week from the Gators after he watched me,” Myers said. “He just said that I was doing great things down here and that he wanted to offer me a scholarship to attend Florida.”
Myers has seen his offer list expand to double digits this spring but he admits that the Florida offer was a different one for him because of the Florida Gators history on defense.
“It’s a big offer, really big offer,” Myers said. “Florida is my favorite school and I’m already thinking about them because they’re close to home and they’re in the SEC. Florida is pretty much DBU because all of their DB’s are already big name guys in the NFL. I want to be apart of that legacy.”
After Myers learned of his Florida offer he called Callahan to talk to him about practice last week and he also heard a message from the Gators coach.
“Coach Callahan came down and watched my practice last week and we got to talk about it that night,” Myers said. “He was telling me that he liked what I was doing out there and he liked my game a lot but that he wanted me to get up to Florida for a visit and he said that I’ll be a good fit at corner.”
Despite growing up just over two hours away from Gainesville the defensive back hasn’t visited Florida in sometime, but he says that will change soon.
“I’m hoping to get up there after our spring game,” Myers said. “I want to get up there and talk to coach McElwain and the rest of the coaching staff so that I can meet everyone.”
Now that schools are offering Myers a lot he has decided to take things slow and could wait several more months before deciding.
“I’m open to all of the school right now but I don’t know,” Myers said. “I don’t have any kind of order or anything like that yet. I’ll probably wait until signing day to make a decision.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Florida has a great shot here but it will be interesting to see what happens if Nate Craig-Myers (Jayvaughn’s brother) goes to Florida State like we all expect. The Seminoles have yet to offer but it will be interesting to see what happens if they do.