Ajagbe Knows he can Improve

Three-star outside linebacker and current Florida Gator commitment Gideon Ajagbe knows there is plenty of room for improvement. At 6-1 and 205-pounds, Ajagbe is from Coconut Grove (FL) Ransom Everglades. He finished his senior season 3-7 but it wasn't for lack of effort or production.

"I finished with 1,294 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns," Gideon Ajagbe said. "On defense I had 100 tackles with seven sacks, five fumble recoveries and a bunch of tackles for loss. We had a rough year and missed the playoffs. I feel like I played well on both sides of the ball this year with a very young line."

Ajagbe knows he has plenty to work on but talked about how the season went from his perspective.

"I kept focused and motivated to run hard and determined, on defense I finished with the most tackles I have ever had as a Raider and I felt that every week I got better at the linebacker position, but there are many things I have to work on, especially getting off blocks. This year when I was unblocked I probably made 95 percent of the plays on the ball carrier but when I was blocked I made plays but not the way I have to as a inside linebacker for my team."

At 6-1 and 205-pounds he has the kind of frame that could easily carry another 15-20 pounds at the next level.

"I need to build more strength in my upper body to help get off of those blocks."

Ajagbe talked about the communication line between he and his soon to be coaches at the next level as well as how the team has lived up to the number one pre-season ranking.

"I stay in contact with them weekly. Coach Strong, Coach Bedford, and Coach Meyer. It's hard to be No. 1; people can rag on them but they 10-0 all we have to do is take it one game at a time and play hard and hopefully we find ourselves back in the national championship. I don't know when I'm coming up for my official visit but I'm really excited to go up there for one and ready to be a part of the Gator Nation."

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