South Florida lineman has three finalists and a decision date set

Aug 9, 2021 | 0 comments

Deerfield Beach (Fla.) three-star offensive lineman David Conner‍ may be a new name to the board, but according to the 6-foot-6, 270-pounder, Florida has been on him for quite a while now.

“They've been recruiting me for about three months,” said Conner. “Coach [John] Hevesy likes my athleticism, and aggression.”

While Hevesy is public enemy No. 1 to many in the Gator Nation due to his recent failures along the recruiting trail, Conner said that he has a positive impression of the Gators' offensive line coach.

“I can really see myself growing under his coaching for the next three to four years.”

He had a chance to get to know Hevesy, Dan Mullen, and the school a little better two weeks ago when Conner visited campus and ended up being offered.

“The visit was amazing, it was very warming and felt like home,” said Conner. “The offer came after my visit and workout on July 29th. The offer came from Coach Dan Mullen. He told me how excited he was and then offered me a scholarship.”

Offers in back-to-back days from Florida and Maryland gave Conner a new top three.

“Florida, Maryland, and Arizona,” said Conner.

He then gave a more in-depth reason as to why each made his top three.

Arizona: “I like them because I hear from them every day and I like the city and could see myself growing there.”

Florida: “I like the great atmosphere and coaching staff of the University of Florida and the way Coach Hevesy helps his athletes become better in all aspects and how he always sends guys to the NFL.”

Maryland: “I got a chance to go up there and see how everything plays out and I got a chance to work with their offensive line coach.”

On Monday Conner tweeted out that he would be making his commitment on August 17. With just eight days remaining until he pledges, one program is in the driver's seat.

“Florida is in front,” said Conner. “I'm most definitely going to visit [there].”

The Inside Scoop: With a week to go, Florida is obviously the team to beat, but he really likes Maryland as well and with the Gators losing targets to Central Florida, Ole Miss, and Utah in the last two weeks, nothing is ever a given. With that being said, it would be shocking if it wasn't the Orange & Blue.

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