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).