UF rounds out Pellage’s week-long college camp tour

Christian Pellage currently holds 31 offers. (Photo by Zach Abolverdi/The Gainesville Sun

Offensive tackle Christian Pellage worked out Monday at Florida, the fourth stop in a week-long tour of college camps.

The 6-foot-7, 285-pounder from Brooksville Nature Coast started at Georgia last Monday, then went to Alabama and Auburn over the weekend before finishing up in Gainesville.

“I’m excited to go home,” Pellage said following his visit to UF.

He will head to Miami next weekend and take trips to Florida State, South Carolina and UCF in July.

“Most of these (schools) I’ve already visited. I just want to get a chance to work with the coaches,” Pellage said of his summer visits.

Florida’s Mike Summers was able to give him a lot of coaching at Monday’s camp session.

“We got to work a lot 1-on-1 because there wasn’t many people here. So it was good just getting some private time with coach Summers,” he said.

“Every camp I learn something, and here I learned something different. He told me I should take longer pass sets (in protection), which I haven’t heard yet. So I thought that was pretty interesting. He’s more of a teacher. … He’s been around a long time, coaching for a while. That’s a good thing.”

The Under Armour All-American plans to name five finalists near the end of summer, take official visits after his senior season and then make a decision.

He said academics and his relationship with coaches will be determining factors, and distance could also come into play. UF coach Will Muschamp and the Gators have now hosted him twice.

“I’m impressed,” Pellage said of Florida. “The program’s great. The coaching staff, I love them.¬†They’re cool people. The campus is great, too.”

“Coach Muschamp said I’m a perfect fit here, academically. He thinks I’d play great here.¬†They love the way I bend, the way I move for my size, my aggressiveness, the way I finish.”


  1. We really need to get 4 or 5 offensive linemen in this class. We lose 3 starters after this year and we don’t have a lot of experience behind them…..hope Summers turns out to be good. The recruits seem to like him.

  2. I asked if there was any interest from Florida in Brandon Kennedy (Top Center by Rivals and No. 98 on ESPN 300) because he hasn’t chosen a school yet. Zach stated that Florida already has a center in this class Tyler Jordan. I think anytime you have a chance to get a top lineman especially with the numbers dwindling you make an effort. Who knows maybe he would fill another lineman position.

  3. Look before you leap. Not new advice, but still pretty good…

    UF 2015 ‘Offers Made and Considering UF’ according to ESPN:
    (Scout Grades) 99-90 = 5 star, 89-80 = 4 star, 79-70 = 3 star

    #1 OT Martez Ivey 6-6 268 – uncommitted (94)
    #4 OT Matt Burrell Jr 6-4 305 – uncommitted (86)
    #4 OG Kendrick Norton 6-2 300 – uncommitted (84)
    #5 OT Drew Richmond 6-5 323 – uncommitted (84)
    #6 OT Abdul Bello 6-6 293 – uncommitted (84)
    #8 OG/C Tyler Jordan 6-4 270 – Florida commit (83)
    #10 OT Christian Pellage 6-7 285 – uncommitted (83)
    #11 OG Joshua Wariboko 6-4 330 – uncommitted (82)
    #16 OG Zack Bailey 6-5 305 – uncommitted (81)
    #17 OG Nick Wilson 6-2 288 – uncommitted (81)
    And 6 other uncommitted OL’men that are on the ESPN Top 300 List. Plus 4 more that are 3-4 stars.

    A couple of you act like Muschamp never even offers an OL’man, and it’s only an accident when UF signs one…. Keeeeeee-rist!!!
    UF has no offer listed to OC Brandon Kennedy 6-2 293. You’d have to ask the HBC why not. He may have expressed no interest in UF, or the coaches may have off the field reasons. Being that he’s from Wetumpka, Ala and UA, AU and both Miss’s have offered him, I’d probably not waste any of my recruiting time on him. IF he called me, then I might make an offer. If he was from Florida or Georgia, then things might be different. Only so many hours in a day….