Gators haul an impressive group of defensive linemen recruits in the 2017 class

GAINESVILLE, Fla.-- Jim McElwain and his staff bring in an impressive group of defensive linemen. FightinGators.com's Bob Redman and Jacquie Franciulli discuss the position group.

Florida finished the 2017 class in style on Wednesday by attaining a top ten class.

"The class itself, as we looked at it when we got here, one of the key areas we needed to do was to make sure we took care of areas that we felt were always big to the Gators," said Gators head coach Jim McElwain at his signing day presser. The Florida staff certainly did that. UF hauled in an impressive group of defensive linemen. This group includes: five-star Tedarrell Slaton, four-star Elijah Conliffe, three-star Kyree Campbell (an early enrollee) and four-star Zachary Carter (who can also be seen as a defensive end). 

"Guys like Khairi Clark, Taven Bryan, and those guys, making sure they help, just like guys help them on the inside. Just like Joey did with them, and Caleb. Being able to really push those guys and teach them what it is to play," said McElwain. "Obviously, as you know, they're going to have to play against Michigan that first game. There's going to be a lot of new bodies in some of those spots. We're going to have to grow up quickly." 

FightinGators.com's Bob Redman and Jacquie Franciulli discusses the defensive line recruits in the video above. 

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