Four-star cornerback P.J. Mbanasor narrowed his list of more than two dozen offers down to seven finalists Thursday.
He announced them on Twitter in no order, and Florida made the cut along with LSU, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oklahoma.
The Sooners are currently considered the leader for the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder from Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson.
UF offered the consensus top-250 recruit on April 18, and secondary coach Travaris Robinson evaluated him 10 days later. Mbanasor will likely return the favor and visit Gainesville in the coming months.
The Gators haven’t signed a prep prospect from Texas since 2008 and probably need to make up some ground with Mbanasor given that his other six finalists offered before them.
However, distance doesn’t appear to be a factor as his list left out in-state schools (all four offered). Also, Florida must be encouraged about being one of his favorites without having recruiting him long or aggressively yet.
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