Florida coach Jim McElwain didn’t need any prompting while recapping the Gators’ first day of fall camp.
After getting his first look at the team’s newcomers in practice Thursday, McElwain proclaimed, “We did pretty darn good in recruiting.”
He singled out the Gators’ much-hyped group of six freshmen defensive backs, who figure to play a significant role as rookies this fall. He highlighted the size and physical makeup of the class, which is apparent at first glance with guys like defensive tackles T.J. Slaton and Elijah Conliffe.
The progress reports will continue throughout fall camp, but to really get to know Florida’s newcomers check out SEC Country’s “Next Generation” series with in-depth features on all of the February signees and a couple of the early enrollees as beat writers Ryan Young and Zach Abolverdi visited with each recruit to share their story.
(In alphabetical order)
LB Lacedrick Brunson: “Under-the-radar LB Lacedrick Brunson eager to prove himself at Florida”
DE Zachary Carter: “Now chiseled, Zachary Carter became overweight after quitting football”
DT Elijah Conliffe: “New Gators DT Elijah Conliffe ready to introduce ‘Elijah Prime’ to the SEC”
CB Brian Edwards: “Brian Edwards welcomes competition from Gators’ deep incoming DB class”
WR James Robinson: “James Robinson’s Signing Day roller coaster not his first hardship in life”
DT T.J. Slaton: “T.J. Slaton comes to Florida with his own ‘Blind Side’ story”
CB Brad Stewart: “Overlooked by in-state LSU, Brad Stewart says ‘I’m a Gator now'”
OT Kadeem Telfort: “‘Big Money Kadeem’ Telfort planning to make large impact at Florida”