UF football lands JUCO lineman
Published: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:53 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 7:29 p.m.
It didn't take long for Florida to replace Ian Silberman following his transfer to Louisville earlier this week.
UF coach Will Muschamp offered a scholarship to Tyler (Texas) Junior College offensive lineman Drew Sarvary a few days before he planned to sign with Texas Tech, the school he committed to on Oct. 1.
Despite the short notice, the Florida native flipped to the Gators on Wednesday and faxed in his national letter of intent.
“Thankful for all my opportunities but I have decided to sign with the University of Florida,” Sarvary wrote on his Facebook page earlier Wednesday.
UF coach Will Muschamp announced the signing hours later.
“We are excited to have Drew join the Gator football program,” Muschamp said in a UF release.
The 6-foot-5, 318-pounder signed with Florida A&M out of Tallahassee North Florida Christian in 2012 and started 10 games as a true freshman, with his first start coming on the road against Oklahoma.
Sarvary played this past season at Tyler Junior College and was a first-team selection in the All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference.
ESPN senior recruiting writer Jeremy Crabtree scouted Sarvary earlier this month and shared his thoughts about him on Twitter: “Saw this kid in the bowl game two weeks ago. He's nasty.”
The Gators now have 19 members in their 2014 class with the addition of Sarvary. He has two years of eligibility remaining and will be one of seven early enrollees for Florida in January.
The other 12 verbal commitments are not binding until those prospects sign their national letters of intent Feb. 5.