Florida looks again to South Florida

The Gators have already secured a commitment from one South Florida running back in the Class of 2014 with Dalvin Cook. Florida is looking to double up on their success by adding another in 2015.

2015 Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School running back Jordan Scarlett picked up a Florida offer just over a month ago, and now plans to visit Gainesville.

“I was supposed to visit for Friday Night Lights but something came up,” Scarlett said. “I plan on going up there and seeing a few games this fall, maybe with Quincy (Wilson) and some teammates.”

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Scarlett says that he keeps in almost constant contact with one of Florida’s coaches.

“I talk to coach T-Rob quite a bit,” Scarlett said. “He just tells me that he wants me to come up and see what I think about the campus and meet all of the coaches.”

One thing that Scarlett has talked to Travaris Robinson about is how he would fit into the program at Florida.

“I think I fit in pretty nicely there,” Scarlett said. “The offense is the same I’m use to at my high school, and they like to run the ball at Florida too.”

University School has several top notch players who have visited Florida. Many of them have told Scarlett things about the Gators.

“Quincy and Sam Bruce have been telling me stuff about Florida, but I want to get up there and see for myself,” Scarlett said. “Quincy tells me that Florida has a great campus and the coaches there are just like the ones here at University.”

Scarlett says that while he has over 16 scholarship offers already, he is in no rush to make a decision and has no current leader.

During Scarlett’s junior season, he had 1,351 yards rushing and 22 touchdowns.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.