Jordan with recruiter's hat for Gators visit

One prospect the Gators wanted in to visit in this first weekend has been the loyalist of all Gator commits throughout the process. Jacksonville Bishop Kenny offensive lineman Tyler Jordan will play center for the Gators and he was center court this weekend trying to help recruit while on his own official visit.

“It was very fun, I finally got a chance to meet and talk to the new coaching staff,” Jordan said on his way home from Gainesville. “There were really no surprises. I just got to talk to the coaches and help recruit.”

One subject that came up while on campus was the talk of new facilities. Coach Jim McElwain is helping spearhead a campaign to update the facilities at Florida and they were told it is of utmost importance.

“They talked about the indoor practice facility, they mentioned upgrading the weight room, locker room, the dorms, and stuff like that,” Jordan said.

Jordan has been one of the top recruiters for the Gators throughout the process and he was doing his thing throughout the weekend. One particular target was Brooksville nature Coast 4-star offensive tackle Christian Pellage.

“I think it went well,” he said of the weekend with the other visitors. “I stuck around with Christian Pellage for a good amount of the weekend. I know he is visiting South Carolina and he told me his final two are Florida and South Carolina. He said he was really impressed by everything and it was a lot more than he expected. He really liked it.”

Another big prospect is defensive end Jabari Zuniga of Marietta (Ga.) Sprayberry. A new name to the board for most, Jordan said Zuniga was quiet but very impressive.

“I liked him,” Jordan said. “He is an underrated kid and hard player. We kind of watched some film on each other. We went into a team meeting room and Coach Mac put on a 3-4 clip highlight for each player and grouped it into one video. (Zuniga) is very aggressive and underrated and been playing football for a short time too.”

It is hard for a prospect like Jordan to learn much of anything new about Florida, but he did take a couple of things away including a couple of coaches that are kind of nut jobs.

“Really just the enthusiasm of the coaches, they were really energetic about everything,” he said about what stood out. “They were pumped up and fired up.

“The funniest were Coach Nord or Coach Collins. They are just crazy funny.”

Jordan also said he will be back again the following two weekends to help out.

“I plan on coming back the next two weekends on unofficial visits,” he said.

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