Florida football recruiting: Gators make final three for massive Georgia OT


Florida football recruiting, despite losing some of their prized commits recently, still boasts the fifth-best class in the country as we get close to the early signing period.

With a couple of spots left to fill, Billy Napier is trying to add some extra bodies in the trenches to build depth and consistency on the lines.

Favour Edwin, a three-star offensive lineman out of McDonough, Georgia, included the Gators in his final three earlier today.

The Gators have a chance to add a big body at a position of need in their efforts to close out the 2024 cycle strong.

Florida football recruiting: Always add size and strength

Edwin isn't rated as highly as some of the other offensive linemen that the Gators have gone after in this class. On3's Industry Rating has him as the 630th-best player in the country, the 39th-best offensive tackle in the class, and the 71st-best player coming out of Georgia.

But Favour's upside is easy to understand once you see him get off the bus.

Edwin stands at 6'8''-290 and is comically bigger than everybody else that he faces off against at the line of scrimmage.

With that size comes lots of strength, and his technique is promising. Lots of guys that big look clunky on the field and aren't very refined.

While Favour still has room to improve in that area, his hand techniques are already very good, and he's able to get rushers on the ground easily. And once he gets his hands on you, you're dead to rights with the power that he has.

Edwin has already taken four trips to The Swamp, including an official visit in November of this year for the Arkansas game.

If Napier and the Gators can close on Favour, it would give the Gators a big boost to the depth of their OL, and help set up their trenches.