The atmosphere on Friday night at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium was electric. Jim McElwain and his coaching staff did a great job of building up the weekend, getting some of the most talented players in the country to come to Gainesville and compete and after a few down years the Swamp was once again rocking for Friday Night Lights.
One receiver in particular provided the most electric moment of the night, while also closing out camp. Jerry Jeudy (6-1, 177 Deerfield Beach High School, Deerfield) lined up for the last rep of camp, shook Miami defensive back commit Akeem Dent, and caught a beautiful pass from Jake Allen before getting mobbed by the rest of the players at camp.
That move, it felt good,” Jeudy said after Friday Night Lights. “I just did what I had to do.”
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Jeudy, who competed at The Opening earlier this month, is starting to grow a reputation for his footwork, something he prides himself on. He recently camped at Alabama, a school that is battling Florida for his commitment and enjoyed his time in Tuscaloosa.
Friday Night lights, however, provided a different atmosphere, one that Jeudy surely contributed to with his athleticism.
“It was great. Very crunk, live,” he said. “It was a good feeling. It’s always good to get better and that’s why I came today.”
Jeudy admitted that Alabama and Florida are the two schools sticking out to him, while also mentioning Miami, Florida State and Tennessee as schools that he’s still looking hard at. Florida Gators receivers coach Kerry Dixon is just trying to get the message across that the Gators need playmakers like Jeudy in Gainesville and Jeudy outlined what he’s looking for in the school that will ultimately earn that commitment.
“Just a place that I feel at home,” he said. “I’m looking for a place where I can make a big impact as soon as I step on campus.