ORLANDO- Receiver Daquon Green (6-1, 183, Tampa, FL. Tech) committed to the Florida Gators recruiting class so long ago that many people forget just how good of a player he really is.
That’s one of Green’s goal this week in Orlando is standout to everyone watching the Under Armour All-American game and let them know how good of a player he really is.
“I’m trying to make a name for myself out here,” Green said. “I already know that I can do it and the coaches and other players know that I can do it. I just need to get on the same page with the quarterback and make it happen.”
After two days of practices, Green has one of the top receivers on Team Highlight but the receiver isn’t satisfied yet.
“First two days I’ve felt great, just trying to get back in the groove of things,” Green said. “Learning the new plays and trying to catch up on everything so I can play fast and physical out here.”
One of the big things for Green and the others in the game is the ability to learn from some big time coaches and the receiver has already picked up on a few things.
“I’ve picked up a few pointers out here,” he said. “Just small things going one-on-one with defensive backs little small techniques that I can do to get better. Once I pick up on those I’ll be better.”
There’s a little bit of down time for the All-Americans in the game and that has given Green a chance to recruit others to join him in Gainesville.
“I’m trying to talk with Chris Henderson and James Robinson both a little bit,” Green said on who he’s recruiting. “I tell them to come to the Ville and that we’re trying to win championships there. We’re trying to make everyone as comfortable as can be.”
Green sees what head coach Jim McElwain is doing at Florida and he believes the class of 2017 is going to help put the Gators back at the top.
“We’re improving at every spot with this class, wherever they put us at,” he said. “We’re going to step up and do big things. We’re going to try and do things that Florida has never done before.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Green has had a solid two days of practices; showing off his route running ability has been a standout.