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Peacock has the Gators
in his top three

Written by Andrew Spivey, July 20, 2015, 6 Comments,
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2017 running back Jamari Peacock (5-11, 229, Yulee, FL High) visited the Florida Gators last Wednesday with a few of his friends and it was a good visit according to the blue-chip running back.

“It went really well, I liked it a lot,” Peacock said of his Florida visit. “Me and my teammates roamed around campus and then we walked around with Coach Drew Hughes. We also went in the equipment room and saw the jerseys, and then we went and watched some of the players work out.”

Last week several of Florida’s coaches went on vacation, but running backs coach Tim Skipper made sure to take time out of his vacation to talk to Peacock.

“Coach Skipper wasn’t in the office but I called him during the visit and talked to him,” he said. “He was asking me when I was coming back up because I couldn’t make it this week when he was there. He said that I’m one of the top running backs that they are recruiting for next year and he wants to see me soon.”

Since a lot of the coaches were out of town, the duty of showing Peacock around went to director of player personnel Drew Hughes and he had a strong message to the 2017 running back.

“Coach Hughes was definitely looking forward to seeing me,” Peacock said. “He said that they were excited about me and that if Florida ever dropped out of my top three to just give him a call and they would get whatever is wrong fixed.”

Peacock didn’t receive a lot of interest from the old Florida Gators coaching staff but Peacock likes the new energy that head coach Jim McElwain has created in Gainesville.

“I just like the new feel at Florida, it feels brand new around there,” he said of why he likes Florida. “They are doing a good job of rebuilding and I think they are going to have a good year this coming year.”

Now that Peacock has visited Florida he says that three schools are standing out to him as he enters his junior football season.

“Florida, Florida State and Miami are my top three right now,” Peacock said. “Those are my top three in no order right now. I’m going to Auburn next weekend and then I might be going to Georgia Southern before school starts.”

 

INSIDERS TAKE: Peacock is a big running back that fits into McElwain’s offense to a T and he’s someone that Florida is recruiting hard for next year. I expect Peacock to be at several home games this fall for the Gators.

 

Andrew Spivey

About Andrew Spivey

Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.

  1. gator_n_scJuly 20, 2015, 4:41 pm

    Actually, your posts are pretty depressing… not the state of UF football. If you hang on to what these kids say after each visit your gonna have a loooooong next 6 months.

  2. landportJuly 20, 2015, 9:00 pm

    Gator_N_SC: The state of UF football is no longer depressing. It is now hopeful. You are correct about the comments made by recruits. I keep telling myself to ignore the comments and entire recruiting thing until late January. Then, I break down!! Actually, I recall when recruiting news was great fun back in the Urban Meyer days and before the curse of Foley-Muschamp. I am reasonably confident those days will return before long!!

  3. gator_n_scJuly 21, 2015, 8:04 am

    Social media has changed the recruiting world as we know it. You got some kids who say things to see what kind of headlines they can make. See byron cowart for example, said all summer that oregon was his leader yet never set foot in campus or had any real dialogue with oregon.

  4. Andrew Spivey
    Andrew SpiveyJuly 21, 2015, 3:21 pm

    Kids hardly ever bash a visit and Victor will visit Florida on Friday and the Gators are still the leader here.

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  6. Andrew Spivey
    Andrew SpiveyJuly 21, 2015, 3:23 pm

    Who said Florida wants Sterling-Cole? Who says that Florida doesn’t have a plan for the position? Understand what you’re talking about before making assumptions.

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2017 running back Jamari Peacock (5-11, 229, Yulee, FL High) visited the Florida Gators last Wednesday with a few of his friends and it was a good visit according to the blue-chip running back.

“It went really well, I liked it a lot,” Peacock said of his Florida visit. “Me and my teammates roamed around campus and then we walked around with Coach Drew Hughes. We also went in the equipment room and saw the jerseys, and then we went and watched some of the players work out.”

Last week several of Florida’s coaches went on vacation, but running backs coach Tim Skipper made sure to take time out of his vacation to talk to Peacock.

“Coach Skipper wasn’t in the office but I called him during the visit and talked to him,” he said. “He was asking me when I was coming back up because I couldn’t make it this week when he was there. He said that I’m one of the top running backs that they are recruiting for next year and he wants to see me soon.”

Since a lot of the coaches were out of town, the duty of showing Peacock around went to director of player personnel Drew Hughes and he had a strong message to the 2017 running back.

“Coach Hughes was definitely looking forward to seeing me,” Peacock said. “He said that they were excited about me and that if Florida ever dropped out of my top three to just give him a call and they would get whatever is wrong fixed.”

Peacock didn’t receive a lot of interest from the old Florida Gators coaching staff but Peacock likes the new energy that head coach Jim McElwain has created in Gainesville.

“I just like the new feel at Florida, it feels brand new around there,” he said of why he likes Florida. “They are doing a good job of rebuilding and I think they are going to have a good year this coming year.”

Now that Peacock has visited Florida he says that three schools are standing out to him as he enters his junior football season.

“Florida, Florida State and Miami are my top three right now,” Peacock said. “Those are my top three in no order right now. I’m going to Auburn next weekend and then I might be going to Georgia Southern before school starts.”

 

INSIDERS TAKE: Peacock is a big running back that fits into McElwain’s offense to a T and he’s someone that Florida is recruiting hard for next year. I expect Peacock to be at several home games this fall for the Gators.

 

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