The Florida Gators have been successful on the recruiting trail thus far for their 2018 and 2019 classes. The Gators 2018 class currently sits atop of the SEC rankings, while their 2019 class is the top class in all of college football.
The progression Coach McElwain and his staff have made on the trail over the last three years is phenomenal. Reeling in top offensive lineman has been a crucial part of McElwain’s recruiting philosophy.
Mark Fox (Miami, Fla.), who stands at 6-foot-5, 290-pounds, is an intriguing piece that could see himself joining the Gators 2019 class. Fox is a 3-star offensive linemen still in the early stages of his recruitment, but at the moment, he holds 18 scholarship offers.
“As a kid, I would play NCAA Football and dominate with Tim Tebow,” Fox told Armchair. “Those teams were virtually unstoppable in the game. I didn’t know at the time, that one day could be me.”
A primary reason why Fox can eventually see himself ending up in Gainesville is because of the coaching staff and the positive manner in which they carry themselves. Since the arrival of McElwain, one huge emphasis from the staff has been that they are going to do more than just teach players football while at Florida.
“Coach [Brad] Davis has told me that, along with football, they’re going to teach and allow me to grow into a man,” Fox said. “It’s a family culture there.”
The Northwestern High School product is also teammates with current 2018 Gator commit, Divaad Wilson.
“He [Wilson] is someone trying to get me to join him in Gainesville,” Fox said.
Fox doesn’t have any visits scheduled for this fall, but he and his dad are planning trips to visit schools in the spring.