The Florida Gators are still looking to add a running back in the 2021 class and over the last few weeks, they have expanded the board at the position.
Running back Byron Cardwell (6-0, 193 San Diego, CA. Morse) is one of those guys new to the board after he talked to Florida two weeks ago.
“Coach [Greg] Knox called and offered me,” Cardwell said on the coach who offered him. “He just said that they really want me at Florida and that they can see me being a big piece in their offense and then he offered me.”
When running backs coach Greg Knox got in touch with Cardwell, he was he shocked to hear the news of an offer.
“I was excited,” he said on his reaction to the offer. “I was very shocked to hear that from him and I was excited at the same time.”
Knox explained to Cardwell just how he could fit into what Florida likes to do on offense and how he could play several different roles.
“He said that they can use me in a lot of ways,” Cardwell said of the message from Knox. “They can use me in the passing and running game and also be a threat on kick-off and punt.”
Cardwell was also told that he’s needed in Gainesville for several different reasons including the Gators not having a back this year.
“Yes he did,” he said on if Florida expressed a big need for him. “He said they need a big time every down back like myself.”
The running back has been doing his research on Florida and he likes several things about the program and that has Cardwell interested in the Gators.
“My interest is high,” Cardwell said on his interest in Florida. “It’s something new and different there and I like how they’re top 10 in academics and athletics in the SEC.”
Now that Cardwell has an offer from Florida, the running back wants to get down to Gainesville and other places.
“I plan on visiting Florida because I don’t know much about them,” he said. “Other schools that I want to visit are Texas A&M, UCLA, USC and Florida State.”