It has become a recurring theme year in and year out for the Florida Gators recruiting classes, as the coaching staff is once again trying to reload the offensive line depth chart.
On Monday night defensive backs coach Torrian Gray handed out a new offer to offensive lineman Marcus Minor (6-4, 285, Hyattsville, MD DeMatha) over the phone.
“Coach Gray offered me over the phone on Monday night,” Minor said. “ He told me that Florida had heard about me and that my watched my tape recently. He said that they saw my athletic ability and my movement for a lineman so they wanted to offer me a scholarship.”
Gray, who is very familiar with the Maryland area, will be by to see Minor later this spring, but offensive line coach Mike Summers will see the lineman sooner.
“That was my first time talking to Florida, but Coach Summers is coming by my school [Thursday],” he said. “Coach Gray said that Coach Summers would talk to me more about Florida but that they saw a lot of potential in me and they think I can help them out.”
Minor admits that he doesn’t know a ton about Florida, but said that he wants to learn more about his newest offer.
“I don’t know much about Florida but I plan on doing some research and learning more about them,” Minor said. “ I’m going to most likely visit them this summer so I can learn more about them then.”
Most people expect Maryland to be the pick for Minor, since he’s from the area, but he says that isn’t the case and that he’s looking at everyone.
“All of my offers mean the same to me and I’m interested in everyone that has offered me,” he said on if anyone leads. “I’m looking at everyone and just trying to find the place that I’m comfortable at, it doesn’t matter where the school is at.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Minor doesn’t talk a lot and doesn’t give much away with his interviews but I’ve been told that the offensive lineman is very likely to visit Florida this summer. Maryland has several of his teammates already on campus so you have to think they will be a major player in his recruitment.