"I went to Florida this past weekend," Gardner said. "Friday Night Lights, it was one of the best camps I went to this summer. They taught me a lot of things and I enjoyed learning new things and it was great competition, a great environment."
Gardner, 6-foot-4 and 285 pounds, says he's had communication with the Gator coaches but no offer has been talked about yet.
"They just told me I did very good and I should be hearing from them soon," he said.
"Tennessee is very interested," he said. "I've also been talking to Minnesota and Southern Miss. I'm looking for some place where I can be comfortable and a place where I can call my second home. I want good coaches along with good players, a good team overall."