Georgia four-star commit working on setting Florida official visit

Jan 4, 2020 | 0 comments

National Signing Day is just over a month away, and Florida is working to flip an offensive lineman who is currently committed to a bitter rival.

New Orleans (La.) Warren Easton center Sedrick Van Pran‍ opted not to sign early, saying he wanted to sign with all of his high school teammates and take the rest of his official visits.

Still, the Georgia commit kept it short and sweet when discussing the current state of his pledge.

“I’m comfortable,” he chuckled. “I’m very comfortable.”

The Under-Armour All-American selection sits just outside the top 100 overall prospects nationally but said playing as a true freshman will likely not be a deciding factor in his recruitment.

Instead, relationships are what he is focusing on… and he has plenty in Gainesville.

“I’m close with Coach [John] Hevesy and Coach [Greg] Knox. I also have a really good relationship with Coach [Dan] Mullen. I think the best relationship I have is with Coach Knox.”

Van Pran said the coaches listed above make him feel like a priority.

“They say I’m a necessity. They really need me to come in and play early. They’re trying to get me to understand they have a really good educational background, and I can really come in and help.”

However, being high school teammates with a current Gator could give the New Orleans native of even more of the “home away from home” feeling college programs try to pitch to prospects.

Florida freshman cornerback Chester Kimbrough is a Warren Easton alum who has been working to get the center on campus. According to Van Pran himself, Kimbrough could be in for a pleasant surprise soon.

“I haven’t talked to him in a little bit, but last time we talked he was talking about trying to get me up there for an official visit,” he said. “So I think he’ll be happy if I text him and tell him I’m coming up.”

Four-star running back, and Colorado commit, Ashaad Clayton‍ is a longtime close friend and teammate of Van Pran is scheduled to officially visit the Gators Jan. 24.

“We’re really good friends, we’ve been knowing each other since pop ball from when we were really small kids.”

When asked about the possibility that the duo could sign with the same school, Van Pran played it close to the vest.

“That’s something we definitely have talked about, the package deal thing. But you never know, you’ll just have to find out on signing day,” he laughed.

Florida’s on-field success is also something the center has taken note of. Coupled with the fact that the offensive line will likely be made up of underclassmen next season, Van Pran is impressed with how hard the Gators as a whole are working.

“The best thing I can say about Florida right now is that I really like the direction the program is going in. I think they have a really good program, and I really think it’s starting to turn around. I think in a couple of years – hopefully about the next two or three years – they’ll be competing for a national championship. I think they’re a really good program. I think the sky’s the limit for them.”

Van Pran does not have a concrete official visit schedule yet, but he said he and his father are trying to make the best decisions about where to visit.

“It’s still not in the works yet, but possibly Florida I know we’ve been talking about that, maybe Arkansas, Alabama, just mostly different places but mostly want to visit places we haven’t been. Places like Arizona State.”

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