Florida in mix for former Maryland OL

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida is apparently in the mix to land offensive lineman Max Garcia, a transfer from Maryland who told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he was going to visit Georgia, Florida, Ole Miss and Clemson within the next month or so.

Garcia, who was a three-star offensive tackle out of Norcross (Ga.) High School, signed with Maryland in 2010. He requested his release so he could play closer to home, and will visit Ole Miss on March 20, Georgia on March 23, Florida on March 30, and Clemson at a later date, the AJC reported.

The 6-foot-4, 310-pound Garcia, who started 12 games for the Terps last season as a sophomore, would have to sit out the 2012 season but would still have two years of eligibility remaining.

Garcia told the AJC that Georgia is the front-runner.