With Florida just days away from the start of spring football, recruiting is about to pick up for the Gators.
UF currently has three verbal commitments, all of whom have pledged to the school in the past month.
McElwain and his staff put together top-25 class in early February, with 15 of the 21 signees pledging in the final week and a half of the 2015 cycle.
With a full year to recruit for 2016, McElwain feels much better about the future of the current class. He and his staff will host more than a dozen 2016 prospects this weekend.
“We’re ahead of the curve right now, but we’re also a little behind because a whole bunch of people have already been recruiting a long time for 2017,” McElwain said. “So it’s going to take still another full cycle to try to catch up. But believe me, we’ll be a lot farther ahead than that 2-3 week period that we had trying to get (the 2015 class) together.
“And I’ve got to tell you, I was just so proud of how hard everybody in the organization worked those weeks in recruiting to give us the best opportunity to show what it means to be a Gator and the things and the benefits of being a Gator down the road, later in life, and how important that is. So I am looking forward to at least trying to be a little ahead and not wait until the last recruiting weekend to have 16 visits or whatever it was.”