Florida is making the offensive line a priority. The staff has hit the road in recent weeks to evaluate talent, and on Monday offensive line coach Mike Summers extended an offer to four-star offensive guard, Marcus Minor.
"It feels good," said the Dematha Catholic standout. "Just thankful for everything that is going on."
Minor is seeing major interest in his recruitment. The 6-foot-4, 285-pounder holds offers from: Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, Penn State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia among others.
"It can be stressful, trying to figure out what is best for me," said Minor about the interest. "Really just got to the point I am just taking it slow and knowing things are going to be okay...[Going to] enjoy the process with family and coaches."
As mentioned above, the Gators were one of the latest schools to pull the trigger. Summers decided to extend an offer after seeing Minor's film.
"I don't know much [about Florida]," admitted Minor. "I got to watch them a lot when [Vernon] Hargreaves was there, and you know that it's DBU. Other than that, I don't know much about the school. But I plan on getting down there this summer."
According to Minor, "a lot" of the schools have been recruiting him hard, "one day it will be this school and another day it will be this school," he said. However, in-state program, Maryland, is one school that has been on him a while.
"I've been bonding with them [the Terps staff]," he said. "I enjoy the coaching staff there. I feel like they have a promising future there. I am about to see whats in store with them this season."
With new interest coming his way, Minor has no set timeline moving forward.
"Right now I don't have anything set in stone," he said. "I would like to get a top five this summer. When I'm ready to commit, or get the feeling that this is the school I want to commit to [is when I'll make the decision]. I don't have a set day."
As far as visits he is talking it over with his parents before setting any trips. Although his itinerary has not been set, Minor has a set idea of what he wants to see in a program. The Maryland native not only wants to find a program that will help him continue his football dream, he wants to find a program that could help him move one step closer to earning a broadcast journalism degree.
"Looking at what at the school that has the exact major or what school has a major that is close to it and could get me a good job after," he said. "Thats one thing, everything else is going to be on me. Whether or not I feel comfortable or if I have a bond with the coaching staff... and just me feeling that the next place that I am going to feels like home."