Jabari Gorman is back on the recruiting trail. But the Miami Monsignor Pace safety isn’t wavering on his commitment, he’s recruiting for Florida.
Gorman, who committed to the Gators during the Under All-America Game earlier this month, will be signing with UF on Wednesday, but in the meantime he’s trying to bring at least one friend with him.
Gorman said he’s talking with Miami Booker T. Washington defensive tackle Elkino Watson, whom Rivals.com rates a four-star prospect.
The two have developed a strong friendship and Gorman said he’d love to have Watson make the move to Gainesville with him.
“If you have a chance to have one of your friends to come up there with you, that’s a great thing because you’re all chasing one dream,” Gorman said.
Watson visited Florida a couple of weeks ago but recently received an offer from Miami and immediately visited. The concensus was that Miami would take over as Watson’s leader, but the fact that he didn’t commit to the Hurricanes was reassuring to the other teams recruiting the 6-foot-2, 275-pound tackle.
Gorman was also working on Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas cornerback Marcus Roberson and Coral Gables linebacker Denzel Perryman. However, Roberson committed to Auburn Monday morning and Perryman committed to Miami a week ago.
“I was just getting in their ears and letting them know (about Florida),” Gorman said. “They had nothing but good things when they talked about Florida. It’s not like Florida never had the chance to get these guys.”
For now, Gorman says he’ll continue to work Watson. With Florida needing help at defensive tackle, Watson would make a nice last-minute addition to Florida’s class.
“If (he does commit), I’ll be one happy teammate because these are the guys you’re going to go to war with,” Gorman said.