Pledge Jawaan Taylor is 'Stuck' on Gators

Jawaan Taylor always knew Florida was the one. The three-star offensive guard talks about the Gators and his upcoming trip to Gainesville.

The answer is pretty simple for Jawaan Taylor, "it is going to be Florida." 

The three-star offensive guard from Cocoa (Fla.) High committed to the Gators in November, but that was a decison long time coming. 

"That always was the school for me," he said.  "It's always been a dream school for me. Everyone in my area knows thats where I am going. That’s where I’m signing on signing day." 

With signing day just around the corner, Taylor is all set to take his official to Gainesville on the 15th. 

"Everything is great [with Florida]," he said. "I talk to them [the staff] almost every day. We all have a great relationship, and I'm just ready to get up there and have some fun and play the game of football." 

Like many other commits and targets, Taylor did watch the Gators in the Citrus Bowl. However, the 6-foot-5, 343-pounder is not focused on the result, he is simply focused on the team's potential.  

"We are going to bounce back from it," he said.  "All the guys coming in will help a lot, and we’ll build the program up and have a great season." 

Taylor has remained in contact with several staff members including Head Coach Jim McElwain and offensive line assistant Mike Summers. 

" [The coaches tell me to] Just keep working out  and be ready to play and stay on the grades," he said. "That’s all I’ve been doing, working out and focusing on school. So when I come in I'll be tough.

"I've been working on everything," he said. "Blocking technique, weight room, everything. I'm just trying to be ready to compete, so I'm working on everything. You always have room for improvement."

Taylor adds, "I’m very good with Mike Summers  Since I‘ve been recruited by Florida he has been the coach I’ve mainly talked to. Him and I have an excellent relationship." 

He is also working on bringing more guys on board. 

"I try to recruit guys too," he said.  "I’m trying to recruits our quarterback Bruce Judson.  He is 2017 and I’ve been trying to recruit other guys in the area."

His message is simple when he pitches the program. 

"It’s the best school in the country and that should be the main place for them to go to the school."

South Carolina, Clemson, Miami, Florida State, Auburn have all shown interest in Taylor, however, he says "I’m stuck on Gators."

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