GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kadeem Telfort is one of three Florida commits for 2017, but other schools remain in pursuit of the talented offensive tackle from Miami.
UF is at the top of the list, but Auburn, LSU and Mississippi State are three of the four programs below the Gators, along with the hometown Miami Hurricanes.
The 6-foot-7, 300-pounder said Alabama, Auburn and LSU are the biggest threats to Florida.
“Auburn is just coming after me hard,” Telfort said. “LSU is telling me I look like one of their tackles and they can picture me being on the team.”
Alabama has yet to offer Telfort, but he has built a relationship with Crimson Tide offensive line coach Mario Cristobal.
“Cristobol loves Miami players,” Telfort said, “and when we talk there’s a great bond between us.”
West Virginia, Maryland, N.C. State, UCF and Louisville round out Telfort’s group of favorites. He has already switched schools once in his recruitment, flipping from Miami to UF last summer.
But despite his interest in taking visits, Telfort told SEC Country the Gators will be hard to top.
“I’m pretty solid with them,” he said. “If my official visit goes well, I’ll probably stick. Florida just shows me so much love, from the fans to the players to the coaches. The facilities are nice and the education is great. My mother loves it, too. It’s just a perfect fit.”