Florida receiver commit Derrick Dillon dazzled at Saturday’s summer camp session, blowing by corners with his 4.4 speed and remarkable agility.
Afterward, the UF coaches weren’t shy about how much they loved him.
“Most of them were telling me they wish I could graduate now and play this season,” he said. “I had a lot of fun today. I got to see all the coaches again and run around a little bit. It showed me what I’m going to be getting for the next four years.”
The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder from Franklinton (La.) Pine enjoyed working with new receivers coach Chris Leak and seemed happy with the hire.
“He was a real good dude,” Dillon said. “He showed me a lot of stuff I need to work on. It’s going to be great getting coached by him when I get here.”
“I just couldn’t wait anymore,” Dillon said of his decision. “It was my favorite school, and I liked it better than all the others recruiting me. I just wanted to come here. It’s nice to have it all off shoulders and just be able to talk to one coach (primary recruiter Derek Lewis).”
Once rated a three-star prospect by most, Dillon is now four-stars on every site except Rivals and was invited to The Opening combine Thursday.
“That meant a lot to me,” he said of the invite. “That was one of my main goals this summer. I’m going to show people that I can do everything any other top receiver can do.”
Dillon has already shown the UF coaching staff, and he’s looking forward to showing Gator fans in 2015.
“They can expect a lot of big things from me,” he said. “I’m going to make a lot of big plays and get Florida back to where it used to be.”
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