Florida expresses interest in new defensive tackle

With defensive tackle, Khairi Clark already committed, Florida’s coaching staff is looking to add another inside guy. The Gators spoke to Edgar Cerenord (6-1, 290, Planation, FL American Heritage) last week and apparently the interest is mutual.

“I talked to coach (Brad) Lawing the D-line coach this past week,” Cerenord said. “Coach Lawing asked me if I was still interested in Florida and he told me that they are recruiting another inside guy for the Class of 2014.”

Cerenord doesn’t currently hold an offer from Florida but that could change very soon as Will Muschamp plans to talk to the South Florida prospect soon.

“Coach Lawing said that he would get back with me soon,” Cerenord said. “He said that Coach (Will) Muschamp would be on the phone too so that they could both speak to me. He said that would sometime soon.”

Despite not holding an offer from Cerenord has visited Gainesville several times and the Gators are a program he likes.

“I camped at Florida earlier this year,” Cerenord said. “I took a few unofficial visits and also went to the spring game there. I have a lot of interest in Florida. I like Florida overall, honestly. It’s Gator Country and everything in Gainesville is very nice.”

After a solid senior year on the football field, Cerenord has garnered attention from several schools including the local Miami Hurricanes.

“Miami just offered me this past week as well,” Cerenord said. “It was a big offer but I didn’t really grow up watching Miami a lot. Staying at home in Miami isn’t really important to me and I have really never thought about staying home for college.”

If Muschamp comes through with an offer from Cerenord you can expect the defensive tackle to visit the Gators.

“If Florida offers me I will take an official to Florida in January,” Cerenord said. “I plan to make a decision when I find the school I like the most.”

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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.