Tarquin flips commitment from Miami to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators continue their hot streak on the recruiting trail as they picked up another commitment on Monday.

Offensive lineman Michael Tarquin (6-5, 290, Citra, FL. North Marion) flipped his commitment from Miami to Florida on Monday after taking an official visit to Gainesville this weekend.

Tarquin has been told by offensive line coach John Hevesy just how much they need linemen in this class and where he would play at in Gainesville.

“They just say they need linemen,” Tarquin said of Hevesy’s message to him during the in-home visit. “He said he’s trying to get as many as he can and they obviously want me there. He just thinks that I’m a tackle.”

Receiving a commitment from Tarquin was completely out of the question a few months ago as the lineman wasn’t even talking to Florida but the Gators never gave up on him and Tarquin eventually visited Florida for the Missouri game.

“They were just recruiting me and I just noticed how well they were doing so I just thought I would give Florida another chance,” Tarquin said on why he decided to look at Florida. “I just wanted to get to know Mullen and Hevesy and I’ve been impressed.”

Tarquin is the 18tj commitment in the class of 2019 and joins Wardrick Wilson, Riley Simonds, Ethan White and Kingsley Eguakun, William Harrod as offensive line commits in the class of 2019.


Stay tuned to GatorCountry.com for much more on Tarquin’s commitment to Florida on Sunday.

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.