Covington (Ga.) Eastside three-star offensive lineman Jalen Farmer committed to Florida back in mid-September. Since then, a lot has changed. A new coach, new staff, and a new outlook for the Gators’ football program.
In order to get a feel for all of that, UF was able to get the 6-foot-6, 325-pound lineman on campus for an official visit over the weekend.
“The coaches were good to me,” Farmer said, “They’re real professional about everything they do. They’re real good people. They care about you.”
On Tuesday, Florida announced the hiring of former New York Giants offensive line coach Rob Sale, someone Farmer got to talk.
“He seemed like a really good coach,” he said, “He knows some football. He said he knows what he’s doing, and I believe it.”
While the Covington, Georgia, native has not decommitted, he also hasn’t shut things down just yet.
Farmer has already taken an official visit to Kentucky and said he plans to pay a visit to Auburn this weekend.
He said he will also head to Starkville to take a look at Mississippi State at some point before signing day.
With two and a half weeks until signing day, Farmer wouldn’t give any hints as to where he was leaning or put a percentage on the strength of his commitment.
He did however share what he is looking for in a program.
“Somewhere where I can play,” Farmer said when asked about what he’s looking for, “Somewhere where I can actually develop, people that actually care for me and my family and somewhere I feel loved.”
Farmer is the No. 667 rated prospect in the nation according to the 247 Sports Composite.