Sandifer leaning towards the SEC

Offensive line position was the best position at Friday Night Lights as far as quality of prospects on campus and competing.

One of those in attendance was offensive guard Brandon Sandifer (6-3, 332, Warner Robins, GA Northside) who says he has a top three right now with no leaders.

“Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia Tech are my top 3,” Sandifer said. “They are recruiting me the hardest out of everyone right now. I’m thinking SEC right now though.”

On Friday, Sandifer had the opportunity to sit down with Will Muschamp who had a short but direct message for him.

“Florida is recruiting me to play guard,” Sandifer said. “Coach Muschamp said he just wants me to keep competing and getting better at playing guard. He said they want me and they are going to show me that.”

Sandifer didn’t workout on Friday with offensive line coach Mike Summers but he did have the chance to talk with him and observe him coaching.

“I like Coach Summers, he’s a great coach,” Sandifer said. “I like his laid back approach. I worked out with him the last time I was at camp so I just watched him tonight (Friday).

As the offensive lineman said, he was in Gainesville in June for Will Muschamp’s camp, but on Friday he had the opportunity to do something that he wasn’t able to in June.

“This was my first time talking to the actual players,” Sandifer said. “They told me some good things about how good the program is and to keep working hard. They said that if I get a degree from Florida that jobs will be waiting on me afterwards.”

Earlier this week Sandifer made news by saying he was going to commit on Saturday but that plan changed quickly.

“I was thinking about committing on Saturday but I changed my mind after I talked to my dad,” Sandifer said. “I just want to wait and continue to sort through things and I’ll probably decide in early August for my decision. It’s going to be a tough decision because all three of the schools have a lot to offer.

Sandifer did add that a return trip to Gainesville is something that’s on his mind.

“I don’t know yet, I might come back for a game before I decide,” Sandifer said. “My parents loved it down here so they may come back too.”


INSIDER TAKE: Right now my opinion is that South Carolina has the lead but there is some question about how hard Carolina is recruiting him. If South Carolina messes up his recruitment then Florida could easily jump in the lead. Also keep an eye on him if he returns to Gainesville before making a decision.

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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.