Jerry Jeudy names Florida Gators in top group

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.”

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.

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Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC