Ever since Jim McElwain arrived as head coach of Florida Gators he has focused his attention on the class of 2015. With signing day over, and just one more LOI absent, McElwain and his staff have turned their “recruit daily or day” mantra towards the next signing class.
On Thursday the Gators handed out a new offer to 2016 offensive lineman Parker Boudreaux (6-4, 278, Orlando, FL Bishop Moore) who says he heard the news from offensive line coach Mike Summers.
“Coach Summers offered me today [Thursday], he DM’ed me on Twitter,” Boudreaux said. “He said that since they got a new staff that for the last month they have been focusing on ’15 kids and they are starting to focus on ’16 kids today. He said that I had to be the first guy for them to offer.”
Boudreaux is no stranger to Florida as he has visited the Gainesville campus a few times in the past and has loved what he has seen so far.
“I went up there around this time last year and I got to check out spring practice,” Boudreaux said. “I got to meet all of the players and check out the campus and the facilities. It was a really nice campus.”
While Florida has a new coaching staff the one guy that Boudreaux has a relationship with is coach Summers and he’s sticking around under Jim McElwain.
“Coach Summers and I talk a lot actually,” Boudreaux said. “We talk about once every week or two. I liked him when I visited Florida because that was the first time I got to meet him. I actually met Tyler Jordan, who is a 2015 offensive line commit, that weekend as well.”
Boudreaux, who now has close to 70 scholarship offers, calls the Florida offer a big one because the distance from home and the people around the football program.
“I’m pretty high on Florida because it’s close to home and the new coaching staff is pretty cool,” Boudreaux said. “The campus is really awesome and the fans are already blowing up phone from Twitter because of the offer.”
Head coach Jim McElwain will get to meet Boudreaux for the first time in a few weeks as the talented lineman plans to visit Gainesville.
“I plan to get up there and visit in a couple of weeks,” Boudreaux said. “I want to get up there and meet the new coaching staff. I have met Coach Summers before but I want to meet Coach McElwain and the rest of the staff.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Early on Notre Dame seems to be the leader for Boudreaux but he has a really good relationship with Mike Summers so the Gators are very likely going to be a contender for Boudreaux.