Auburn-Florida battles brewing for Richard Gouragie, Anthony Schwartz – SECcountry.com
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Auburn continues to make a push for Florida commit Richard Gouragie.
The 4-star offensive tackle from Tampa, Fla., had an in-home visit this week with a pair of Auburn assistants. The Tigers sent offensive line coach Herb Hand and running backs coach Tim Horton to meet with Gouriage, who is ranked the nation’s No. 7 offensive tackle and No. 86 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite.
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Gouraige committed to Florida on Oct. 20 in an exclusive SEC Country video, choosing the Gators over Clemson and more than 35 other offers. UF offensive line coach Brad Davis served as his primary recruiter and their relationship kept Gouraige on board during Florida’s coaching transition and tumultuous 2017 season.
The 6-foot-5, 285-pound lineman is still committed to the Gators and told SEC Country he likes new Florida coach Dan Mullen. Gouraige had an in-home visit last week with Davis and assistant coach John Hevesy. Despite Davis still being on staff, the Tigers have been trending for the Under Armour All-American since he attended the Iron Bowl on Nov. 25.
“It’s an eye-opener after this game,” Gouraige told SEC Country following the Tigers’ 26-14 win over Alabama.
Gouraige last visited Florida for the LSU game on Oct. 7. He isn’t signing early and won’t be a mid-year enrollee, so Auburn has two more months to gain ground on the Gators before National Signing Day in February.
Both schools will receive official visits from Gouraige, who may also take trips to Clemson and LSU.
The nation’s fastest recruit received an in-home visit from the Gators on Wednesday night.