One of the hottest transfer recruits in recent memory has decided to finish his college career in Gainesville, Florida.
Maryland transfer Max Garcia passed up scholarship offers from Georgia, Southern California, Wisconsin and Ole Miss for a chance to play for the Gators and second-year coach Will Muschamp, who has long been regarded as one of the top defensive coaches in the country.
Garcia becomes a nice addition to an experienced Gators offensive front on a depth chart that includes several upperclassmen, as well as a couple of early enrollees from this year's recruiting class in D.J. Humphries and Jessamen Dunker.
The Norcross, Georgia native saw limited time as a freshman in 2010 and started all 12 games at the left tackle position for Maryland in 2011, but he wanted to play closer to home to finish up his playing career.
At 6'4" and 290 pounds, and with two years of playing experience under his belt, Garcia helps to build depth for Florida on offense. Though he will be required to sit out all of this coming season due to transfer eligibility rules, Garcia will have two years of eligibility remaining.