Senior OL Prospect Jovens Janvier Decommits from Florida
John Garcia, Jr.
When Jovens Janvier did not sign with the University of Florida during the Early Signing Period, other college football programs resumed contact with the Miami (Fla.) Christian offensive line prospect.
On Tuesday, he announced a decision to decommit from Dan Mullen's program all together via Twitter.
The senior prospect, set to compete in the local Public vs. Private All-Star Game this weekend, will now do so undeclared. Over the weekend he told SI All-American several programs could eventually get him on campus in January.
"Some schools have tried to come in like Baylor, FAU, Alabama State and Georgia," Janvier said. "FAU said I have the offer and Baylor wants me to visit, so I'm going to try and take an official visit."
The 6-foot-3 interior offensive line projection, likely suited to play guard at the FBS level, will mix in visits with increased academic work this spring.
"I've got to re-do my SAT," he said. "I'm going to take the test again in March."
As for Florida, there has been considerable contact of late. The Gators remain a strong option for Janvier should Mullen and company have him. He picked the program over double-digit scholarship options in June after working out for the coaching staff in Gainesville.
"I wanted to sign with Florida, that was the number one plan," he said. "They have showed the love, spent time in the home visit with my mom and kept it real.
"They're like family and tell me everything straight up."
Since the workout and through the 2019 season, interest in Janvier elsewhere increased in large part due to his trimmed frame.
"I shed a couple of pounds, just working out, old-fashioned hard work," he said. "I'm now at 338 (pounds). I was 362 over the summer."
Janvier, who was committed to Louisville prior to the decision to stay within state lines, helped Miami Christian to a playoff run as a senior before the Victors fell to eventual state champion Hialeah (Fla.) Champagnat Catholic.