If there is one position that has been lacking for the Florida Gators the last few years it’s the tight end position and head coach Jim McElwain is trying to solve that problem.
On Saturday the Gators hosted one of the top tight end targets for the class of 2016 in Christian Roberson (6-6, 230, Powder Springs, GA McEachern) who enjoyed his junior day visit to Florida.
“It was awesome, I loved every single moment of it,” Roberson said. “I got the chance to meet every single one of the coaches, hang out with some of the players and some of the other recruits. I finally got to meet coach [Jim] McElwain and coach [Greg] Nord too.”
This was the first time for Roberson to meet head coach Jim McElwain and the Georgia tight end felt the love from McElwain early on.
“Coach McElwain came up to me and just said hey, but he was a real energetic guy and I know he’s going to bring Florida back to the top,” Roberson said. “He just said that he was glad to have me there. He basically told me that he loves that I’m a dual threat tight end that can catch the ball and also run block because they are going to run a pro-style offense there.”
Tight ends coach Greg Nord is a coach that a lot of recruits are unfamiliar with but on Saturday Roberson got a chance to have a lot of one-on-one time Nord.
“Coach Nord is a real cool and down to earth guy, one of my favorite coaches so far,” Roberson said. “He was just a real nice guy and up beat guy. He was just talking to me about making the right decision and how he was going to coach the position. He showed me a few plays on the board.”
Following the great visit to Florida the tight end says that the Gators have pull out in front and that he will be back to Gainesville soon.
“Florida felt like home during the visit,” Roberson said. “All of the coaches were amazing coaches and were real up beat. Florida is my #1 school now because of all of that. Everything was amazing and the Swamp was real nice.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Roberson is a guy that fits McElwain and Nussmeier’s offense perfectly because of his ability to be apart of the passing game and running game. Florida would like to see Roberson in camp this summer but the Gators have high interest in him early on.