Florida adds offensive lineman for 2015 class

Published: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 6:13 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 6:13 p.m.

Jacksonville Bishop Kenny offensive tackle Tyler Jordan took a rather simple approach to the complicated recruiting process. He said if his second visit to Florida on Saturday was as good as his first Monday, he would commit to the Gators.

And that's exactly what happened.

“I felt comfortable on Monday and maybe even more comfortable on my second visit,” said the 6-foot-5, 270-pound Jordan. “This just feels like home. I feel comfortable at Florida. I feel like this is where I'm supposed to be.”

Jordan said he grew up a Florida fan and that the opportunity to sign with the Gators in February played a major role in his decision. Although it's early in the process, Jordan said there is a good chance he will not consider any other scholarship offers between now and February.

“I'm pretty much 100 percent Florida,” he said.

Jordan said coach Will Muschamp, offensive coordinator Kurt Roper and the other assistants were excited when he declared his pledge for the Gators.

“They were fired up and said they were happy I was a Gator,” he said.

Jordan said he's looking forward to being coached by new UF offensive line coach Mike Summers.

“He's an experienced coach and a great teacher,” Jordan said. “We've already developed a relationship.”

Jordan is the Gators third commitment for the 2015 recruiting class, joining Jacksonville Trinity Christian defensive back Deontai Williams and Lake Nona wide receiver Deondre Farrier, who committed to UF on Friday.

Jordan has numerous scholarship offers, including from Georgia, Miami, Ohio State and dozens of other schools.

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