McClendon breaks down why the Florida Gators made his top five

One of the biggest needs for the Florida Gators in the 2019 class is offensive line and on Wednesday one of their top targets released a top group.

Offensive lineman Warren McClendon (6-5, 290, Brunswick, GA. High) announced his top five schools on Wednesday that included the Florida Gators.

“My top five are Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Auburn and South Carolina,” McClendon said of his top five schools released on Wednesday. “All of them are even.”

McClendon visited Florida back in April and it was that visit that helped the Gators position themselves in his top group.

“I just loved it when I was down there,” he said of why Florida made his top five. “Just getting to see everything and talking to the coaches was the best part.”

The Gators have been recruiting McClendon hard since Dan Mullen arrived in Gainesville and that is headed up by one assistant coach.

“I talk to them a lot,” McClendon said of how much he talks to Florida. “I talk to Coach [John] Hevesy the most. He just says that he’s losing a lot of offensive line and he needs offensive lineman.”

The Gators and two other teams will get a chance to help their case even more in the coming weeks when McClendon takes unofficial visits.

“I have three visits coming up,” he said. “I’m going to Auburn next week and Florida on the 8th. I’m going to South Carolina June 14th and 15th.”

Despite McClendon naming a top five he has yet to announce a date he wants to make a commitment.

“I don’t have a decision date yet,” McClendon said. “I’m going to sign early though.”

INSIDERS TAKE: McClendon says his visits will be unofficial visits and then he will take official visits to his top five this fall. Right now Georgia and South Carolina are the teams talked about the most with McClendon.

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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, 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.