Florida currently has three offensive linemen in its 2015 class after the recent commitments from George Brown and Mike Horton, but the Gators are looking to add at least two more recruits to that group.
Their top in-state targets are Martez Ivey and Jalen Merrick. UF is believed to be leading for them at this time, and both visited for Friday Night Lights.
Florida is also in the running for three out-of-state linemen who attended FNL — Matthew Burrell, Isaiah Prince and Brandon Sandifer.
Sandifer plans to decide some time this month between three schools.
“I’m down to Florida, Alabama and South Carolina,” he said. “They’re all pretty even right now so I’ve got a lot of thinking to do.”
He didn’t work out at Friday Night Lights but still gained an appreciation for UF offensive line coach Mike Summers.
“I like him,” Sandifer said. “He’s an aggressive coach. He coaches hard. But at the same time, he’s easy to talk to and shows love to his players.”
The 6-foot-4, 328-pounder spoke with a handful of Florida’s current linemen about playing for the Gators.
“I finally got a chance to talk to some of the players and I really enjoyed them,” he said. “I talked to like five offensive linemen. They told me it’s tough at Florida and I have to work hard, but if I make it through then I’ll be set for the future. So that was good to hear.”
Sandifer said the deciding factor for him will be figuring out which depth chart gives him the best opportunity to play early.
“It’s a hard decision,” he said. “They’re all very good schools. It’s going to come down to who wants and needs me the most.”