“Recruit Daily or Die.”
Staying true to his word, new Florida Gators head football coach Jim McElwain and company reeled in an important recruit for the 2017 class on Tuesday.
In what has become sort of a recruiting bat signal for Gator fans, Coach Mac, as he is affectionately known to the Gator faithful, signaled another commitment for the Gators 2017 style.
The player he is referring to is massive offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort (6-6 306) from Miami (FL) Norland who announced his pledge to the Gators via Twitter shortly after decommiting from the hometown Hurricanes.
Telfort’s commitment is huge for the Gators both literally and figuratively. He has prototypical offensive tackle size and length, a long wingspan, and a great frame to add bulk.
He’s still a raw player who will need work in the weight room as well as development with his footwork, hand placement, and pad level but his measurables are not coachable.
His length will help keep rushing defenders to the outside in the passing game and his size and strength should make him a bull in the run game.
His pledge continues a string of Gator commitments from the Miami-Dade area and shows a renewed presence for the Gators in the recruiting hotbed of South Florida.
Norland High, the alma mater of Gators linebackers coach Randy Shannon, has been particularly good for the Gators with teammate and 2016 OLB commit Vosean Joseph helping to flip Telfort from the Canes.
Telfort becomes the third member of the Gators 2017 class along with QB Jake Allen and WR Lavarus Tigner.
Gator fans are hoping the three commits will form the foundation of a return to offensive excellence in Gainesville under coach Mac and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier.
Check out Telfort’s Hudl highlight here.