Sails a physical corner on Gators board

He talks a good game, and he backs it up with his play. A very physical player in the secondary, 5-foot-11, 170 pound defensive back K.J. Sails out of Gibsonton (Fla.) Eastbay is a target Florida is going to keep tabs on.

Participating in last week’s Ty Timmons’ “The Challenge” 7on7 tournament, K.J. Sails played safety for the tournament champion Team Tampa. Deep in the secondary, you could hear him barking at the other team game after game. And usually he backed up that bark with a bite.

“It is going real good, I have eight deflections and a couple of interceptions,” he said before the championship tournament part of the day. “(The talking) is something I like to do for fun… it makes the game more fun. If they talk back it just turns me up a little bit.

Sails has a bevy of offers already including three from Power-5 conference schools.

“Recruiting is going great, I have 11 offers right now,” he said. “I will probably rack up a few more in the weeks coming up.”

Ever the confident one, the Florida Gators and defensive back assistant Kirk Callahan have their eye on Sails. They want him to come camp at Florida in June and see what he is made of.

“Coach Cal said I am a summer evaluation,” Sails said. “He says they really like me they just want to work me out in person. Coach Cal just says I am a baller. They will be by in the spring as well.

The Gators like him as a cornerback and his style of play fits what they want perfectly.

“As a player I am very physical,” Sails said. “I have good ball skills. I can jump and can compete against anyone.”

With the offers adding up and an eventual decision needed sometime in the next 10 months, Sails has an idea of what he is looking for when he chooses the program of his future.

“Whether the team is like family,” he said of what he is looking for in a program. “My mom and family have to like the school. They also need to have my major.”

Fightin Gators Top Stories