In late November, Miami (Fla.) Monsignor Pace safety Jabari Gorman adjusted his list of three favorites to Florida, Miami, and Ohio State. Since that time, two head coaches from those schools have departed.
"It doesn't really change things," Gorman said of the coaching changes. "It won't be a huge factor in my decision."
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound defensive back went a little further in-depth about the impact it will have on his recruitment.
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"The head coach plays a big factor because I want to have a relationship with them," Gorman said. "But how I am going to handle things is by proving myself on the field. I am not so much focused on the coaches as much as I am on me."
The Rivals250 prospect had an official visit scheduled to Florida for this coming weekend and despite the coaching change in Gainesville, he will still make the trip.
"It is still on," Gorman said. "I talked to Coach Meyer and other members of the coaching staff. He said they were going to have a meeting to figure things out."
The four-star prospect shed a bit more light on his conversation with the outgoing head coach of the Gators.
"We talked about how there was nothing wrong with his health like the issue that he had almost a full year ago," Gorman said. "That being said, I do feel like his health does come first and he has a family to be worried about. So as far as him leaving his job, to keep himself healthy, I have no problems with that. I stand behind him 100% with regards to that."
Like Florida, Miami is looking for a new head coach. Gorman said that his communication with the Hurricanes staff has subsided some in the past two weeks.
"Not as much as I was," Gorman said. "Sometimes I hear from them but not as much as I was."
Gorman has yet to set up an official visit to Miami, but does intend to take a visit there before reaching a decision.