The trip from Jacksonville was full of anticipation for the Under Armour All-American, it has been something he has wondered about since it was announced last month that there would be a change at Florida.
“It went really well,” Tyler Jordan said of the meeting. “I talked to him for a good amount of time. I am really excited to have a chance to play for him. He said they are still in their plans to be that guy they plan on building the offensive line around.
McElwain has already been busy while he is interviewing assistant coaches for all of their vacancies, he has spent a lot of time going over the recruits that Florida is hard after.
“He watched my film along with the other commitments and said he was really impressed with me,” the Bishop Kenny star said. “They are still thinking center. “
When asked what is the biggest thing Jordan has taken away from McElwain after seeing his introductory media session and meeting him in person, Jordan thinks the man is really personable and values the relationships in a job like he has.
“He’s a great leader and has a really good personality,” Jordan said. “He isn’t just about himself, but the whole team. He puts the team over himself really.”
Like all the recruits that have been committed so far, all of the chaos and uncertainty of a coaching change causes them to double check everything to make sure that things would be okay with a new coach in charge. Other schools get in the picture and want to get Jordan in for visits, without knowing what was going to happen, Jordan had to listen just in case.
All of that is out the window now. With McElwain at the helm, and the new coach firmly believing in Jordan, there will be no other visits or other schools in the mix.
“There is nothing there, I am sticking with my commitment,” Jordan said.