Florida offers Ohio lineman

Offensive line coach Mike Summers has taken a hands on approach to recruiting offensive linemen for the Gators during the spring evaluation period and has visited over a dozen prospects early on.

Last week Summers visited offensive lineman George Asafo-Adjei (6-4, 310, West Chester, OH Lakota West) at his school and the next day the lineman received good news from the Gators’ head coach.

“Coach [Will] Muschamp, the head football coach, offered me over the phone last Wednesday,” Asafo said. “He said that he needs me in the program and that I would be a great fit at Florida. He said that I’m a hard worker and that I could play guard in the SEC at Florida. He wants me to visit Florida this summer so I plan to do that.”

The offer was one that Asafo-Adjei is honored to have but not one that surprised him after getting a heads up from Summers the previous day.

“Coach Summers the offensive line coach came by on Tuesday and watched me workout,” Asafo said. “I called him that night and he said that he was impressed by my size and how hard of worker that I was. He said that he thinks I would be a good lineman at Florida. He told me that I could expect good news the next day and that’s what happened.”

Summers was very impressed by what he saw out of the Ohio lineman. This was the first contact between the two parties but Asafo-Adjei says he has interest in the Gators.

“This was actually the first time I have ever spoken to Florida,” Asafo said. “So I don’t really know much about Florida. I’m definitely interested in them though because of the location in the South and they are usually a tough team that runs the ball a lot.”

The Lakota West prospect will get his chance to check out the location and the weather of Gainesville this summer when he plans to visit the Florida campus. Other than that trip, his summer plans are still up in the air.

“I don’t really have any other visits planned besides the Florida visit this summer,” Asafo said. “I would say Kentucky is recruiting me the hardest right now but I’m open to everyone. I want to wait until after my senior football season to make a commitment so everyone still has a shot with me.”

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.