It will not help this up-coming season but Florida’s offensive line in 2013 got even better Saturday with the addition of former Maryland offensive lineman Max Garcia.
As a sophomore last year, Garcia started all 12 games at left tackle for the Terrapins. But the Norcross, Ga., native decided he wanted to attend a school closet to home.
“Once a Terp always a Terp,” Garcia wrote on his Twitter account Saturday, “but it is a great day to be a Florida Gator!!”
The 6-foot-4, 290-pounder visited Gainesville in March for a spring practice and chose UF over Clemson, Georgia, Ole Miss and Southern California. Garcia is the 24th member of Florida’s 2012 class, but he won’t be able to play until the 2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Big win for Muschamp and Florida. They get a proven left tackle who will be able to step in replace Florida’s current starting left tackle Xavier Nixon and starting left guard James Wilson who both graduate next spring.