Gators land commitment from OG Jovens Janvier

Jovens Janvier with UF coach Dan Mullen (Photo courtesy of Janvier's Twitter account)

Florida’s 2020 class picked up a sizable commitment from an in-state prospect Friday.

Jovens Janvier, a 6-foot-3, 350-pound offensive guard out of Miami Christian School, committed to the Gators while on an unofficial visit in Gainesville.

Janvier, ranked a three-star prospect and the No. 42 offensive guard by the 247Sports composite ranking, committed to offensive line coordinator John Hevesy and UF coach Dan Mullen over offers from Baylor, Louisville and LSU.

Janvier previously committed to Louisville and coach Bobby Petrino, yet backed off his pledge a month after the head coach’s departure.

With Janvier’s commitment, which is non-binding until he signs a letter of intent, the Gators have 13 commitments in the 2020 class.



    • I’m like you on star ratings. I wonder if he’s a three because he played at a small private school and hasn’t faced the competition at larger schools? At 6’3″ 350, he can at least get in the way of some rushers. If he can move his feet with quickness and develop his strength, he could be an excellent player. Stars aside.

      • SHP I’m more in believing or coaches can evaluate what we need by interviews and looking at the recruits. The recruiting services help but in my opinion are not all knowing. They can’t tell how well someone will work in a specific setting. If a player is in the top 500 in the nation that puts them in the elite out of 75k (read that somewhere) hs players. My biggest concerns are maturity, ethics, discipline on these guys. A 3* that is high in these areas has the physical attributes to be top 500. If they are high in those areas agood coach can make them great.

      • Guys (SHP & G65) — I don’t think we’re as hung up on * ratings as we were last year. Or, just not getting the same hot air or blow back that 5* are the be-all-end-all. Mullen and company typically land 4*s — predominantly. I defy anyone to separate a 4* from a 5* until either is in the actual system and playing actual games. But think for a minute about the 3* recruits that he takes — and I mean takes, not gets — don’t you reckon that after all those seasons at MSU, he knows a thing or two about how a particular player’s skill sets fit into his system? He can with championships based off how he recruits at Florida, and especially how he and his staff……well, ‘youneverknow’ said it all in the post below…..”Coach’em up, Coach!”.


        • It’s all in the attitude of your approach to the situation you have chosen to conquer. No one is going to hand a recruit success at UF Recruits must go out and get it. Listen and learn from coaching. Practice beyond practice time. That should be why they have chosen to come here. To dominate. To conquer. To win championships. To crush our rivals, see them driven from the stadium, and hear the lamentation of their cheerleaders and fans!

          • Damn, I like the way you think, Phil — no quarter axed, no quarter given! You forget to mention take their cheerleaders out for drinks after the game……at least the ones that are actually biological females.

  1. Hooah! Having a 5* that doesn’t fit your system hits both sides. Now having 5* that fit your system would and eventually will be nice. I believe Clemson first couple seasons were 3&4* players.

  2. Looking at the size of Jovens Janvier, I am grateful I don’t have to face him in a football game – OMG!!!

    He reminds my of the 2nd round NFL draft pick from Cocoa (where I live) – Jawaan Taylor. I believe he will travel the same path – trim down, toughen up, and get drafted early by the NFL – GO GATORS!!!