Saturday was the first chance Florida offensive line commitment Tyler Jordan (6-5, 270, Jacksonville, FL Bishop Kenny) was able to see for himself all the things head coach Will Muschamp and offensive coordinator Kurt Roper had been talking about. Seeing is believing and Jordan saw plenty to believe in when he watched the Gators practice.
“Practice was nice and I liked the tempo a lot,” Jordan said. “The offense was exactly was Coach Roper had told me it was going to be like. They ran a lot of reps and were real fast out there. The practice is fast pace whether it’s individual or team drills.”
Saturday was also the first time for Jordan to see his future position coach Mike Summers in action on the field.
“Coach Summers is a great teacher on the field; I like that about him,” Jordan said. “He’s not a cuss you out kind of a coach but he’s a guy that corrects you’re mistakes and expects you to fix them. He expects you to do the little things right.”
To say the least, Florida’s offensive line play has been below par the last 2-3 years but Jordan believes that is about to change with new coaches in charge of the offense and the line.
“The offensive line looks like they are bouncing back from last year’s injuries really well,” Jordan said. “Coach Summers and Coach Roper are working them hard to be better.”
Following practice, Jordan had the opportunity to talk to both Roper and Summers about the things he will need to do to transition to college football at Florida.
“Coach Roper and Coach Summers both told me that practice on Saturday was how it was always going to be run so I needed to be prepared for that style of practice,” Jordan said. “They told me that they wanted me to keep working on snapping because they are counting on me to play center once I get to Gainesville.”
Jordan didn’t spend the entire day Saturday just watching practice. He was in the ear of another offensive line prospect, informing him about all the positives at Florida.
“I talked to Jake Fruhmorgen out there at practice some,” Jordan said. “I know that Jake likes Florida and he’s a really good guy but he has to go where he has to go.”
Jordan won’t be a stranger in Gainesville this spring. He’s planning to come back next Saturday to watch the Gators go at it again.
“I think I’m going to go back down to Florida next Saturday,” Jordan said. “After that I don’t have anything planned yet.”