Florida football: Offensive lineman de-commits from Gators

Not all the news during the signing period can be good news for Florida football. Granted, with the exception of today, it’s been pretty nice.

There’s something to be said about not being able to win them all in terms of Florida football.

Let’s be honest, in the last several days, the news from Gainesville has been pretty good, especially on the recruiting front.

That changed a bit Tuesday when Miami Christian 3-star offensive lineman Jovens Janvier de-committed from Florida football and reopened his recruiting.

He made the announcement via his Twitter account.


“First and foremost, I would like to thank God [sic] for making me the man I became,” he wrote. “I want to thank the Florida coaching staff and fans, but with that being said, I would like to de-commit from the University of Florida [sic]. It’s all love. I will be re-opening my recruitment.”

Janvier told SI All-American there are other programs trying to get him to campus in the coming weeks.

“Some schools have tried to come in like Baylor, FAU, Alabama State and Georgia,” Janvier said. “FAU said I have the offer and Baylor wants me to visit, so I’m going to try and take an official visit.”

He added he was retaking his SAT test in March.

Janvier was committed to Louisville before switching to Florida football. But, because he has received outside interest, Janvier elected to test the waters and check out other programs. He did also tell SI All-American the plan was always to sign with Florida.

“I wanted to sign with Florida, that was the number one plan,” he said. “They have showed the love, spent time in the home visit with my mom and kept it real.

“They’re like family and tell me everything straight up.”

A lot of the new interest comes from Janvier shedding nearly 30 pounds while helping Miami Christian to the playoffs where they lost to eventual state champion Hialeah Champagnat Catholic.

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The 247Sports Composite ranks Janvier as the No. 1,366 overall recruit for 2020 and the No. 84 offensive guard.

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