Frankie Telfort Impressed with Gainesville

With 4.41-speed on a 5-11, 205-pound frame it's no wonder that Frankie Telfort has well over 30 offers. He is one of the most highly recruited prospects in the nation and stars for Miami Gulliver Prep.

Frankie Telfort is down to two perennial powerhouses, the current BCS Champion Florida Gators and the Southern Cal Trojans He talked about this past weekend's trip to title town.

"I am in the hotel now packing getting ready to leave; we came down Friday night around 7 p.m., my mom dad and me," Telfort said. "Went over to coach Meyer's house for dinner and met his wife and kids and we were able to mingle and talk with everyone. We had a great steak, rice and mushroom dinner with I would say around eight or nine other guys that were there taking official visits. After dinner on Friday night, I went out with Frankie Hammond and we went out with Mike Gillislee and had a real nice time."

One of the things that has been a staple of a coach Meyer coached team is the strong family atmosphere on and off the field and that was particular important to Frankie Telfort.

"The family atmosphere is important to us," Telfort said. "When we get home we will have a long discussion with my parents with a lot of spread sheets going on and we will have a lot of talks before national signing day."

"Saturday we had a full day with breakfast in the hotel lobby followed by a trip to the weight room and saw a demonstration on how they do things there. Then we went to the recruiting area and heard about the academics then lunch then to the basketball game then after that back to the hotel to change to go back and have dinner back out on the town and then breakfast this morning again and now in the hotel packing up heading home. It was a busy trip but very productive."

Even though Telfort was still in Gainesville when he called, he knows one thing that stands out about this weekend's trip.

"What stands out for me was the bonding with the other recruits and getting to know the coaching staff and know that you can do wonders with them," he said. "Most of the time I was hanging with JJ (Jarvis Jones). We grew close and kept in contact after that trip I actually met up with him back at LSU and he seems to like Florida a lot, so getting to know those guys better who I might be playing with was the highlight for me."

A lot of speculation has been made over where exactly Telfort will play at the next level and that question was addressed with the Gator coaching staff.

"They see me as a weakside linebacker on this team and starting out on special teams trying to get to know the system and building a strong foundation," Telfort said. "That's a great plan for me with a senior linebacker that I can learn with I will need to follow his every move and learn from him so that when it comes time for me to compete or take over that job I am ready to play. I am done taking any visits and now I am going to lay low and see how this thing plays out but it was a great trip for me and my family."


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