December 18, 2013

JUCO signee ready to roll

At the start of the day Wednesday Tyler (TX) J.C three-star offensive tackle Drew Sarvary was committed to Texas Tech. However, by mid morning he had changed his commitment to Florida and by lunchtime he had signed his Letter of Intent with the Gators.

It was a secret visit to Florida last week that gave the big man something to think about.

"I was contacted by Florida last week and they wanted to get me down on an unofficial visit when I came down for Christmas break," explained Sarvary. "I went down this past Saturday and liked it and they offered me right after the visit, but I just wanted to keep things low key. I thought about it a lot with my family and whatnot and just felt it was best to be closer to home so I signed with UF."

It also helped that the 6-foot-5, 318-pounder has a sister who is a junior at Florida.

"That was a big factor really," said Sarvary. "It really just worked out for the best and my parents liked the idea of it. Having her there was good to know, but it really came down to the academics and the early playing time."

Late last week redshirt junior offensive lineman Ian Silberman announced his decision to transfer from Florida, enhancing the Gators need for a lineman who is ready to step in and contribute from day one.

Florida's need along the line was expressed by Will Muschamp.

"He was ecstatic man. He said he was ready to roll and that he wishes he could have me there faster than three weeks," said the three star JUCO big man. " He said it's huge I committed to them and said they wouldn't have recruited me if they didn't think I could make a quick impact. He went over the depth chart with me on my visit and talked about who they are losing and who they are going to look at where. He said I have an opportunity to play real quick if I come in and work my ass off. They want me at a little bit of either or with guard and tackle, I think they are going to start me at guard though."

Currently the Gators are without an offensive line coach, but that doesn't concern Sarvary.

"We talked about that a little bit," said Sarvary. "I am pretty confidant about who Coach Muschamp brings in, and I think he will bring in the right guy for the job. Whoever he goes with, I am ready to roll."

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