With the Class of 2014 still 11 months away from signing, the Gators coaching staff have already started handing out offers to 2015 prospects.
One of those prospects to receive an early offer was 2015 Miramar (Fla.) High cornerback Tyrek Cole, who picked up an offer from Florida a few weeks ago.
“Coach Travaris Robinson offered me,” Cole said. “He told me that he just wanted to let me know that I have a scholarship offer to play for the Gators. It was a huge offer for me to receive. Coach T-Rob comes by to see me a lot.”
Florida offering Cole was extra special to him because he grew up a fan of Florida and likes the tradition the Gators have to offer.
“Florida has always been my favorite school,” Cole said. “I love the program and how they win championship there. I like the coaching staff at Florida and the academics that the school has to offer me. Florida always has great cornerbacks coming through the school and going to the NFL.”
The 5-foot-10, 160-pound Cole hasn’t had the chance to meet Will Muschamp yet, but that’s one thing he is looking forward too.
“He came by my school one day but I wasn’t there so I didn’t get to meet him,” Cole said. “But he is a good coach and intense. He is always full of energy on the sideline and he used to be a defensive back so he could teach me something’s to make me a better player on the field.”
Cole plans to visit Florida for a spring practice and wants to see the facilities at Florida as well as tour the campus to see the lay out.
While it’s still early in the process for the soon to be junior, Cole says that Florida is his leader followed by Florida State and Miami.