COCOA, Fla. — There wasn’t a dull moment for Jawaan Taylor during the final two months of his recruitment.
The Cocoa, Fla., offensive guard flipped from Miami to Florida in late November, but more SEC schools came calling after that.
Auburn picked up its pursuit of Taylor during the December and January contact periods, and Georgia offered him two weeks before signing day.
Both programs tried to get Taylor on campus for a visit, but he decided against it and stuck with the Gators.
“I got the offers I wanted,” said Taylor, who was also offered by Clemson, Florida State and Ohio State, among others. “There was no other school like Florida. That was the best fit for me and my parents. I got a great relationship with the coaches and players. There’s just a big family atmosphere in Gainesville and they welcomed me with open arms.”
In the video interview above, Taylor answers the following questions:
- How does he feel about starting college soon?
- Why was Florida his school of choice?
- What does he like about Jim McElwain’s program?
- What made him want to play for his future position coach, Mike Summers?
- How much will his recruiting class impact Florida’s future?