The Florida Gators hosted one of the top 2015 in-state prospects in the country for Friday Night Lights last week.
That prospect was 2015 Seffner (Fla.) Armwood defensive end Byron Cowart, who spent his night with several other 2015 prospects.
“It was a good night,” Cowart said. “It was a good experience. I came looking forward to meeting up with CeCe [Jefferson] and Sherrod [Pittman] and those guys were cool guys. We balled and had fun.”
For most of the night the 6-foot-3, 248-pound Cowart was tied at the hip to fellow 2015 defensive lineman CeCe Jefferson.
“We have a good chemistry together,” Cowart said. “Hopefully we can play together with Sherrod, that’s what we’re looking forward to.”
Following the visit, Cowart’s second to Florida, he named a leader that Gator fans should like.
“Florida is number one decision wise for me,” Cowart said. “I’m going to wait until the All-American game. I’m pretty sure stuff will get out but I’m going to wait until then to commit.”
For Florida, they have had a lot of recent success at Armwood high school, something Cowart has noticed.
“It’s a big help to have them [former Armwood players] here because I know that we have a good pipeline,” Cowart said. “So I know that they would never treat any of our guys wrong.”
During the visit to Florida, Cowart said several of the Tampa area players at Florida talked to him about the Gators.
“I’m close with Dante [Fowler], Matt [Jones] and Alvin [Bailey]. It was good to see those guys again,” Cowart said. “That’s just a plus for me to hear them talk about Florida.”
Cowart plans to return this fall for a visit to Florida and says that the coaches have told him they want him at the BUCK position.