Florida flips 2017 OT Kadeem Telfort from Miami

By Adam Silverstein
July 7, 2015

The Florida Gators have obviously ramped up their recruiting efforts for the Class of 2017 in recent weeks, and their steadfastness has resulted in three-star offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort (Miami, FL) flipping his commitment from Miami.

“I am extremely happy to announce that I will be committing to The University of Flordia #GatorNation #Gators,” wrote the prospect on his Twitter account.

Telfort (6-foot-6, 306 pounds) committed to the Hurricanes back in February, but things changed during his recruiting process when the Gators offered him a scholarship on June 9.

From there, the talented recruit decided he would be better off playing at Florida with Norland High School teammates and three-star linebackers Rayshad Jackson (2015 signee) Vosean Joseph (2016 commitment).

As with Jackson and Joseph, Gators co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Randy Shannon – a long-time Cane and Norland alumnus – played a major role in Telfort’s commitment.

Six of the 14 players UF has committed for 2016 are from South Florida; all three of Florida’s 2017 pledges are from the area.

Telfort, the third of those 2017 verbal commits, joins four-star quarterback Jake Allen (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and three-star wide receiver Lavarus Tigner (Deerfield Beach, FL).


  1. cline says:

    Love it! Go Gators!

  2. Fernzpat says:

    2017 class has crazy potential it seems… Let’s hope we finish strong on the current class as well.