Florida coach Will Muschamp and his assistant coaches have shown the ability to land highly-ranked recruits.
But they also aren’t afraid to sign sleeper (sometimes unknown) prospects that impress them on film and in person.
Taven Bryan (Casper, Wyo./Natrona County) is the latest fall into the latter category.
The 6-foot-5, 250-pound lineman camped at Florida on Saturday and earned an offer from Muschamp & Co. Bryan then pledged to UF late Monday night, announcing his decision on his Facebook account.
“I have committed to play for the Florida Gators,” he wrote.
Bryan is listed as an offensive tackle by all four recruiting sites, and two (Rivals and Scout) rate him a three-star prospect. But he wants to play a defensive end in college, and the staff took him at his preferred position.
UF now has 10 members in its 2014 class with addition of Bryan, who also held offers from schools such as California, Nebraska, Oregon and Tennessee.