A little over a month ago, Miami (Fla.) Monsignor Pace safety Jabari Gorman had a top three of Alabama, Miami, and Ohio State with the Buckeyes on top. Now, that top three has been adjusted some and the race for his services has tightened up.
"Alabama isn't really in there like they were, Florida is now in that spot," Gorman said. "Ohio State and Miami are still in the picture also."
As for a leader, the Rivals250 prospect doesn't claim one at this point.
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"Not really," Gorman said. "Just because each school has their own benefits to them."
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound defensive back talked a bit about the Gators making a move for his services.
"I have always been talking with Florida under the radar but they have recently showed me more attention and I am interested in them as well," Gorman said.
"I have been talking to Coach Urban Meyer mostly, also Coach (Stan) Drayton and Coach (Teryl) Austin," Gorman added. "Coach Meyer is personally handling my recruitment. He is just being honest with me about everything. He said it isn't going to be easy. He has told me there is a great opportunity for me to come there and contribute to the team early on. That is something I am looking for."
He may possibly hit the road in two weeks to check out the Gators in person.
"I am most likely visiting Florida next week," Gorman said. "I am not positive but I think I will be."
At this time, Gorman doesn't know of any other officials. He has previously taken an official visit to Ohio State back in September.
In the coming weeks, he is expecting to host his three favorites for in-home visits. The Hurricanes were supposed to pay him a visit earlier this week, but those plans got rearranged with the dismissal of Randy Shannon.
Gorman talked about his reaction to the Hurricanes decision to pursue a new head coach for the 2011 season and beyond.
"That was kind of shocking," Gorman said. "I feel that Coach Shannon really had a great impact on a lot of players there on that team. I wonder how the kids are going to bounce back from all of that because of how much he puts into that program. I feel like he was doing a good job, but sometimes things just don't go as planned."
With the head coaching job vacant in Coral Gables, Gorman talked about how he views the 'Canes at this time.
"It is really up in the air right now," Gorman said. "I am not sure where things stand. It affects me but not so great that I drop them down and not consider them. I am still interested in them. They are still Miami."
The four-star defensive back plans to figure out his recruitment over the next month, and announce at the Under Armour All-America Game on January 5th.