Florida Pledge Kadeem Telfort Pursued By Many

PLANTATION, Fla.-- Kadeem Telfort still remains committed to Florida, however, are there other schools in the mix threatening his pledge?

Kadeem Telfort has cemented himself as one of the best offensive lineman in the 2017 class; and his performance at The Opening in Miami only emphasized his reputation. 

"At first I started off slow, but I turned it up a notch real quick," said the three-star tackle from Miami. "I just did it for my mom and my family." 

The Florida pledge earned offensive line MVP honors on Sunday after his performance at Sunday's camp. 

"It felt great because I didn't know I was in the running for MVP until they called my name." 

The Miami Norland standout was a one time Hurricane commitment, however, turned to the Gators last summer. 

"At the time Miami wasn't showing me love or attention," he said. "I talked to one of my former teammates, University of Florida's Rayshad [Jackson], and he was talking to me and it made me flip. And when I took a visit it just felt great like I was welcome by all the coaches and players and everyone else."

Telfort remains committed at this time to the Gators, however, he is still considering several schools including: LSUAlabamaAuburn and West Virginia


LSU: "The only thing I remember growing up as kid watching Dwayne Bowe and Demetrius Byrd and everyone else. It's like a dream school for me."

Auburn: "It's just great overall. I took a visit over the summer and Carlton Davis [Miami Norland alum] showed me around the campus. It was nice and amazing."

West Virginia: "I haven't taken a visit there yet, but [West Virginia assistant Ja'Juan] Seider, we talk everyday. We have a strong bond together. He just makes sure I stay on top of everything so I can continue being great." 

Alabama: [Telfort is still awaiting an offer from 'Bama] Coach [Mario] Cristobal and I talk everyday. We have a nice bond and if I get an offer.. thats like a dream school right there."

Visits will be critical for Telfort as he tries to make his final decision. 

"[Looking for] early playing time, education wise and a nice fit for me and my mother."


Scout's John Garcia contributed to this report 

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