Florida Gators receiver commit Daquon Green (6-1, 192, Tampa, FL Tech) produced several “wow” moments on Friday night during the Gators 7-on-7 tournament.
The Gators commit said he was “excited” to be playing in Gainesville and he didn’t disappoint anyone that watched his games closely.
“I feels great to be here. We went against some real good competition,” Green said on his performance on Friday. “All of the competition we went against was good competition. Every game was a fight for us and we did good.”
Green, who caught back-to-back touchdown passes, drew a chest bump from Gators’ recruiting coordinator Drew Hughes as the staff watched on.
“It means a lot to have them out here watching me play,” he said on the coaches watching him. “I wanted to show them what I have and show them what I’m bringing to the plate when I get here. I still feel like I have something to prove to them.”
Receivers coach Kerry Dixon spoke at length with Green on Friday night and shared small message with him.
“Coach Dixon tells me that he’s just real excited about me,” Green said of Dixon’s message to him. “He said that he’s glad that I’m going to be a part of the family. He tells me that he can’t wait to coach me.”
Not only did Green get to show his game off on Friday night, but he also got the chance to meet another commit and learn about a different commit.
“I’ve met up with all of the commits for the 2017 class already except for Kemore [Gamble],” he said. “I got to meet Kadarius [Toney] tonight [Friday night] when he got here. We have some ballers and I heard about Kemore tonight [Friday night]. I talk to Jake [Allen] a lot and we have a great relationship.”
The receiver says he’s solid to the Florida Gators and is now working on getting guys to join him in Gainesville.
“I’m recruiting some guys from back in the Bay area [Tampa Bay],” Green said. “I’m recruiting Devan Barrett, Zachary Carter and Juwan Burgess. I’m still trying to get all of them to commit. I tell them that they might as well come here and make some plays. I tell them to come here and make some changes and go to the National Championship and win one.”
On Friday night when Gator Country interviewed Green, he said he wanted to pass a message along to the Gators fans.
“I’m going to make all of you proud,” Green said. “Just wait until Saturday nights and I’m going to make some big plays.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Green had several highlight catches on Friday night and on back-to-back possession he made unbelievable grabs against the double team. Green showed good hands and ball skills during the game and got better as the night went on.