Florida offers Maryland defensive lineman

It didn’t take long for Florida’s coaching staff to move onto the recruiting class of 2015. One day after National Signing Day, defensive tackle Adam McLean (6-2, 275, North Potomac, MD Quincy Orchard) received an offer to come play for the Gators.

“Coach (Will) Muschamp offered me last week,” McLean said. “He was telling me that he really liked me after watching my film and he feels like I fit them well and that I’m a guy for them at Florida. He said he wants to get me down to campus and show me around and stuff like that. He had good things to say.”

McLean plays more defensive end in high school but Muschamp and defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin see him fitting in differently at the next level.

“He wants me more at defensive tackle,” McLean said. “I like the defense at Florida because they are go-getters and it’s been that way since I was a little kid.  They are always ball hungry and I think they do really good things on defense there. I know they play a lot of people on defense including young guys.”

The draw for McLean to Florida is that the Gators have a track record of putting a lot of players into the NFL,  importantly linemen.

“Florida puts a lot of linemen in the NFL,” McLean said. “I want to go somewhere that produces linemen but ultimately it will be how good I play there.”

Florida already has a Maryland connection to McLean, freshman cornerback Jalen Tabor who just enrolled in Florida in January.

“Jalen is like my older brother,” McLean said. “We talk all the time about everything. He hasn’t really pushed me to Florida but I could see myself playing at Florida with him. Jalen has always been the older brother type to me. He can lock down receivers and I can lock down the line.”

McLean has his own plans to visit Florida and he hopes that he can get down South to Gainesville soon to see Florida in person.

“I will visit Florida for sure,” McLean said. “I haven’t set a time yet but sometime this spring I will visit.”

Despite having double digit offers already McLean says he doesn’t have a leader or any plans to name one right now.

“Everyone is even right now,” McLean said. “I still need to see some more schools before I name any kind of leaders or anything.”

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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.