Last week, the Florida Gators extended their 2021 running back recruiting board by offering an out of state running back.
Running back Jaylin White (5-10, 185, Dothan, AL. High) picked up the offer after talking to the Gators coaching staff.
“Coach [Greg] Knox,” White said on the coach from Florida who offered him. “A couple of day before he offered me, he said he watched my film and fell in love with it and he said he would give me a call in a few days and then later that week he offered.”
White who has several big offers already admits that receiving an offer from the Gators was a big one to him and his family.
“It means a lot because I have a lot of family in Florida,” he said on what the offer means to him. “They could come to a game and watch me play if I went to Florida. I was shocked to hear the news because he said he usually meets the player before he offers them.”
Running backs coach Greg Knox explained to White last week just how he would fit into Florida’s offense if he chooses Gainesville for college.
“They like to move their backs out of the backfield a lot and I can do that,” White said on how Knox sees him fitting into Florida’s offense. “Coach Knox says that he thinks that my game fits that and he says film shows that.”
Head coach Dan Mullen has also talked to White on the phone and explained how the running back needs to visit Gainesville.
“I talked to Coach Mullen a few times,” he said. “He was talking about how he wants me to come down so he can meet me and show me around campus. I’m going to get down there for a visit.”
After offering White, the Gators jumped into the top group of the running back’s recruitment as several other SEC and big name teams are after him.
“Right now, they’re in the top five,” White said of his interest in Florida. “Texas A&M, LSU and Nebraska, South Carolina, Florida State and Penn State are all recruiting me hard.”
INSIDERS TAKE: White says he wants to make a decision by the end of his football season.