“I committed to Florida because I’ve grown up a fan and always wanted to play in The Swamp,” Forsythe told FightinGators.com shortly after giving up the good news to Florida head coach Jim McElwain.
McElwain and his staff have been busy trying to shore up the offensive line which has been decimated and lacks the numbers to be successful. Fosythe fills a big hole in that he is the first to commit along the offensive line in the 2016 class.
McElwain was excited to hear the news.
“I called coach Mac and let him know I’d like to be a Gator,” Forsythe said. “I want to play in The Swamp. He was excited to welcome me to be a part of the gator family.”
Doug Nussmeier recruits the area and was by the school on Monday to check in on the familiar prospect. Nussmeier gave a good report back and the offer came.
“I’ve been up there a couple of times and then Coach Nuss came down on Monday,” Forsythe said. “Coach Summers likes my size and athletic ability.”
Florida was his favorite school growing up, but he also chose the gators for the staff.
“I chose it because of the coaches and knowing what Coach Mac did at Alabama,” He said. “I know Coach Summers has produced a bunch of really good linemen. It‘s really exciting knowing that four of his linemen were drafted this year.”
Not only does he bring the things they need along the line, Forsythe is on schedule to graduate in December so he can enroll in January.
“I think I bring a lot,” he said. “They want me there early so I can get into the program. I would like to play early. ”