The Florida Gators have started the 2020 recruiting class of strong but they’ve yet to land an offensive lineman in the class.
Last week, the Gators took a step forward to achieving that by offering South Carolina offensive line commit Javion Cohen (6-4, 267, Phenix City, AL. Central) who heard the news from the Gators head man.
“Florida offered me on Thursday,” Cohen said of Florida’s offer. “It was Coach [Dan] Mullen and he told me that he and the entire staff watched my film and they were blown away by it.”
Mullen had a message for Cohen about why the Gators wanted to offer him and how he would fit Florida’s offense.
“He said that I’m the prototypical type offensive tackle that colleges look for,” he said on the message from Mullen. “He said that I’m the perfect fit for the offense and that he wants me to be a Gator.”
Cohen who has 27 offers to date, likes that the Gators offered him despite him being already committed to another program.
“It means a lot,” Cohen said of what the offer means to him. “I’m glad they respect me enough to offer but I’m still committed to South Carolina as of now.”
The South Carolina commit hasn’t visited Florida yet but Cohen does know a few things about the Gators program.
“I like that they’re a storied program,” he said on what he likes about Florida. “I know a lot about Coach [John] Hevesy because he coached my cousin in high school. I like that they’re in the SEC, the best conference in football.”
Florida isn’t the only school trying to flip Cohen from South Carolina as several other big time SEC programs are after him.
“I’m not certain just yet,” Cohen said on if he plans to visit. “But Alabama, Tennessee, LSU and Texas A&M are all recruiting me hard.”