ORLANDO — Four-star offensive tackle Richard Gouraige remains committed to Florida but says he still is looking at other schools to find the best fit.
Gouraige committed to Florida on October 20 and has stuck with his commitment through the firing of Jim McElwain and the hiring of Dan Mullen.
“I’m just taking it day-by-day and still trying to build a relationship with Coach Dan Mullen and the new coaching staff,” Gouraige told GN while preparing for last week’s Under Armour All-American Game. “I just want to see if I fit into Coach Mullen’s system. I’m still open-minded and I want to make the best decision for me and my family. I’m also looking at Auburn, Clemson and Ole Miss. I just want to make the best decision and be happy with it.
“I’m still looking everywhere, but the University of Florida is three hours away from home. I still want to look at all the options just to make the right decision for me and so I can say that I’m happy to be here. It just takes a lot of time for this decision to develop.”
Gouraige (6 feet 5, 271 pounds), from Tampa Cambridge Christian, is among the top 10 offensive tackles in the country and and a top-100 prospect overall.
He has plans to “dominate” on the line at the next level.
“I like to think I’m very intelligent and very outgoing,” Gouraige said. “I’m very aggressive and I dominate. That’s it and that’s all you need.”
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Whether it’s Florida, Auburn or perhaps Ole Miss, it would be a surprise at this point if Gouraige did not end up somewhere in the SEC.
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