The Florida Gators coaching staff handed out two new offers on Monday and both went out to 2021 prospects.
2021 Florida State offensive line commit Jake Slaughter (6-4, 300, Ocala, FL. Trinity Catholic) was one of those who picked up an offer after he talked with offensive line coach John Hevesy.
“Coach Hevesy did, we had a good little talk on facetime,” Slaughter said on the coach from Florida who offered him. “We just talked about family and how everything was going and he said he wanted to offer me.”
Slaughter wasn’t sure if he would ever get an offer from the Gators but Monday’s news was big to him and his family.
“I was real excited about it,” he said on what the offer means to him. “It means a lot, being 30 minutes from Gainesville, watching them growing up, it means a lot. I really and truly didn’t think it was going to come but we started talking more after I committed and then they offered.”
Hevesy explained to Slaughter on Monday what the Gators like about his game and where he would play if he chooses Gainesville for college.
“He definitely wants to keep me as interior guy at center or guard,” Slaughter said on where Hevesy wants him to play. “I’m just not sure where yet, he likes my length for an interior guy, he likes how I finish and I have pretty good feet for a bigger guy.”
Despite offering later than others, Slaughter doesn’t hold any bad blood against the Gators and the coaching staff.
“We’ve been talking for sometime and there’s no bad blood or anything,” he said on if Florida offering late hurt the Gators chances. “I can’t really make them offer me when I want them too but I don’t think it hurts them.”
Now that Florida has offered, Slaughter admits he has some thinking to do as he’s committed to Florida State but he wants to take official visit first.
“It’s real hard to say, I haven’t been able to visit anyone lately,” Slaughter said on if the Florida offer changes anything for him. “I’m just going to have to wait this one out, take my official visits and then talk it over with my family and we will figure it out from there.”