Pellage worked a lot at Florida's camp

After a four day swing of four big time college camps, it isn't easy to stay focused and strong. But, four-star offensive tackle Christian Pellage of Brooksville (Fla.) Nature Coast was able to manage that and live up to expectations on Monday at Florida's Will Muschamp Camp. Pellage came away liking what he saw in Gainesville.

Florida's new offensive line coach Mike Summers has been drawing rave reviews from prospects and players as a guy that just wants to work hard with the young men and make them better, not onto the in-your-face antics of some assistant coaches.

"It was good," Christian Pellage said about the camp. "I got to work a lot of 1 on 1's because there weren't many people here. It was good getting more private time with Coach Summers.

"He's more of a teacher, I like that too. He was (calmer)… some coaches like to scream. He's been around a long time and coaching a while, that is a good thing."

Pellage has been camping quite a bit and with every stop the coaches teach him something. Summers likes everything about the 6-foot-7, 288 pound giant, he just wants to see him take longer strides in pass protection.

"Every camp I learn something new and here I learned something different," Pellage said. He told me I should take longer pass sets, so I thought that was pretty interesting."

Pellage says he likes what Florida brings to the table.

"This was my second time here," he said. "The program is great. I love the coaching staff, they are cool people. The campus is great too."

Florida head coach Will Muschamp along with Coach Summers made sure Pellage understood how important of a prospect he was.

"Coach Muschamp said I am a perfect fit here and academically," he said. "He thinks I would play great here. They love the way I bend and the way I move for my size, my aggressiveness, and the way I finish."

With the Florida program he says, "I've seen pretty much seen everything and am impressed".

He's already been to and camped Georgia, Auburn, and Alabama just before showing up at Florida. After a much needed physical break, next week he is going to Miami. Then, next month he will visit FSU, South Carolina, and USF. Of all the schools, Auburn is the only one that hasn't offered, and he stands at 31 offers.

"Most of these I have already visited," he said of the schools remaining on his summer visit list. "I just want to get a chance to work with the coaches and see the campus again."

Pellage isn't near a decision yet. He hasn't eliminated anyone and he doesn't list any favorites. That will end relatively shortly.

"I know towards the end of the summer I will narrow it to a top five and take official visits after the season," he said.

He does know some things he is looking for in a program. Academics and location look to be big factors.

"I feel like it will probably be in-state or (close) out of state," he said. "I am not sure yet and have to talk to my parents about it. Academically, and relationship with coaches (are other factors).

With all this camping and the exhaustive nature of being in the sun and working so hard, along with all of the travel a nice rest is deserved and wanted. "I am excited to go home," he said with a laugh.

Pellage is one of the premiere prospects in the south and a huge target for the gators among many more of college football powers. He will be a prospect we cover extensively at Scout throughout the process.

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