Hancock names the Florida Gators his leader after Sunday’s offer

On Sunday, the Florida Gators handed out several new offers to 2021 prospects during the first day they were able to communicate with those guys.

2021 defensive back Jordan Hancock (6-0, 160, Suwanee, GA. North Gwinnett) was one of those guys who picked up an offer and he heard it from his potential position coach in Gainesville.

“Coach [Torrian] Gray was the one who offered me,” Hancock said of the Florida coach who offered him. “His message was that they were recruiting me early and that they liked me because of my length and athleticism.”

Hancock who is getting recruited hard by several SEC schools says picking up an offer from Florida is a big one for him.

“You can’t really get a better offer than Florida,” he said of what the offer means to him. “It’s really big because it’s DBU and it’s Florida in general. I watch CJ Henderson a lot, I’m kind of his build so I watch him.”

Defensive backs coach Torrian Gray explained to Hancock on Sunday what the Gators like about his game and how he fits into Florida’s defense.

“He likes the way I stick in man to man coverage,” Hancock said on what Gray likes about his game. “He likes my athleticism and the way I can hit and play outside corner for them.”

Now that Florida has offered, Hancock says he now plans to visit Gainesville soon and he knows what he wants to see while in town.

“I’m going down to the Florida/Auburn game on October 5th,” he said on when he plans to visit Gainesville. “I’m really just looking to see what kind of defense they run and their schemes they run. Looking to see the campus and the atmosphere.”

With the offer on Sunday, the Gators quickly shot up Hancock’s leader board in his recruitment.

“Right now it’s Florida,” Hancock said on if anyone is leading for him. “The history has them leading and their history with defensive backs.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Georgia and Alabama are also hard after Hancock early in his recruitment as the defensive back says he would like to make a decision before his senior year.

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.