OG Brandon Sandifer commits to Florida

By Adam Silverstein
August 13, 2014
Continuing to add mass to their already-sizable offensive line, the Florida Gators on Wednesday received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-4, 335-pound offensive guard Brandon Sandifer (Warner Robins, GA).

Unanimously rated as a three-star prospect, Sandifer committed to Florida over Alabama and South Carolina, announcing his decision on his Twitter account at 7:30 p.m.

“I am proud to say that next year I will be playing at the University of Florida. #GatorNation,” he wrote.

Sandifer visited Gainesville, Florida, for the Gators’ Friday Night Lights camp on July 25 but did not participate in the workout. Instead, he chatted with the coaches, players and other prospects before heading up to see what the Gamecocks had to offer in Columbia, South Carolina, that Saturday.

Originally prepared to make a decision after those visits, Sandifer instead pushed back his commitment date. In the end, UF was the choice with offensive line coach Mike Summers playing a major role in pulling in the big prospect.

Sandifer is now the 11th member of Florida’s 2015 recruiting class and either the third or fourth offensive lineman commit depending where three-star Mike Horton (Atlanta, GA) lines up once practice begins.

Only four of the Gators’ 11 verbal commitments are from the state of Florida; all are three-star prospects. UF’s other seven pledges hail from Georgia (three), Ohio (two), California (one) and Louisiana (one).

Four Gators commitments are rated as four-star prospects with the other seven listed as three-star athletes. Florida does not have a prospect rated above three stars from within its home state.


  1. Michael J. says:

    Perhaps UF’s lack of success in Florida will end soon. Byron Cowart has said he’s announcing soon. I can’t remember UF ever not getting who they want out of his school, Seffner Armwood. Just like a football game, momentum matters in recruiting as well, and a pledge from a guy that is a consensus top five, even rated by some as the number one, player in the country would be a sign that UF is still a force in it’s home state.

  2. G2 says:

    Great! Guys got great size, looks like a bad ass, what we need on the OL!

  3. Michael Jones says:

    I could care less how many stars a guy is rated. If he has been offered by Bama and the Ol’ Ballcoach, and we sign him, that’s a HUGE get.

    So glad that we are recruiting on the O-line. Championships are won in the trenches. Have superstar RB’s, QB’s, and WR’s means nothing if we don’t have the bulls up front blocking for them. Fact of life.

    Go Gators!!!

    • Steven says:

      Star ratings have proven to be incredibly accurate. Soooo whoop di do another 3 star player that will help us be an 8 win team and go to the music city bowl.

      Thanks Muschamp. This is what Florida football has become. Winning 4 games and getting excited about 3 star offensive guards

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