- Derek Tyson, RecruitingNation
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Garrett Brumfield (Baton Rouge, La./University Laboratory School) will likely be one of the top interior linemen in the Southeast next season. The 6-foot-3, 270-pound 2014 guard/center prospect visited Florida for its game against LSU on Saturday and came away impressed with what he saw from the Gators.
"I enjoyed it," Brumfield said. "It was my second time getting out to Gainesville. I had a pretty good time. It was a good opportunity and a good experience. Both teams played pretty well and both teams' defenses played awesome.
"Florida was able to capitalize on some mistakes by LSU and it turned out great for them. Florida's offensive line really stepped up in the fourth quarter and was able to get some good blocks and make some big holes."
Brumfield said the atmosphere in the Swamp was probably his favorite part about the trip.
"It was really loud and I really enjoyed it," he said. "It was just great being down there with family and seeing the staff again and seeing what it's like for a game."
Though Brumfield said he likes the Gators a lot, he was reluctant to name an outright leader at this point.
"I really like their program a lot right now," Brumfield said of the Gators. "I wouldn't say I have a favorite, but I really like their program, they are high on my list right now. The schools that I have offers from and are sticking out to me right now are Florida, FSU and LSU. The schools that I don't have offers from that are sticking out to me are Texas A&M, Georgia and Mississippi State.
"At Florida State, to be honest, I really like their facilities and the staff. They were very friendly and welcoming when I went down there. With LSU, it's home, I've been here my whole life. Everyone knows me there so I wouldn't really have any adjusting I would need to do."
With Brumfield seeing his recruitment really starting to pick up, he says he is in no rush to make a decision.
"I'm going to take the process slow," he said. "I'll take some officials and probably make a decision my senior year sometime."
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