Head coach Jim McElwain made news on Tuesday as the Florida Gators hired former Michigan and Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier to be the new offensive coordinator at Florida.
Nussmeier is known for being a solid recruiter of the quarterback position and has landed some big prospects in his coaching tenure.
Gator Country.com talked to several of Florida’s top targets and commits to get their reaction on the hiring of Nussmeier and the feedback was relatively positive.
Offensive lineman Tyler Jordan-“I like the hire, I know he’s got a good relationship with Coach Mac, and he’s been a successful offensive coordinator in the past. I’m excited.”
Tight end Kalif Jackson-“I don’t know much about him right now. However, I do know he produced some studs at Bama.”
Miami offensive line commit Tyree St. Louis-“I feel he will be a great addition to the Florida crew and he will give them a great shot at restoring Florida’s offense to what it used to be.”
Tight end Chris Clark-“I’m happy for him and his family.”
Miami running back commit Mark Walton-“I think it’s another step to an explosive offense for Florida. He showed that he can mix up his play calling from and to pass and he showed success when he was at Michigan.”