The Florida Gators offensive line got a little bigger today, when former University of Maryland left tackle Max Garcia announced his intentions to transfer, according to Ryan Bartow of Rivals.com.
Garcia (6’4″, 310 lbs.) who will not be eligible to play for the Gators until 2013 due to transfer rules, will likely compete with D.J. Humphries for the starting left tackle spot in 2013, but according to Garcia, he could play any position on the offensive line.
During his time with the Terrapins, Garcia started all 12 games during his sophomore year as the left tackle, while only appearing in two games as a freshman in the 2010 year. In 2010, Garcia chose Maryland over Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, South Carolina, and others; and was ranked as a 3-star by Rivals.com.
Garcia announced his intention to transfer from Maryland on February 8th, 2012. His reason for transferring was to be closer to home.
Garcia chose Florida over Georgia, Ole Miss, Wisconsin and Southern California.