Offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort is officially a member of the Florida Gators, the school announced on Monday.
Telfort is the third member of Florida’s 2017 recruiting class that the program has officially announced as an early enrollee, following January 4 announcements of the enrollments of defensive tackle Kyree Campbell and athlete Kadarius Toney.
Telfort had previously tweeted a picture of his Florida student ID card, with an issue date of January 5, last week.
Telfort, a four-star recruit from storied Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, has been a Gators commit for a long, long time — since July 2015, in fact, when he flipped to Florida’s 2017 recruiting class by reneging on a pledge to the Miami Hurricanes. (Telfort did so with a tweet that misspelled Florida as “Flordia.”)
Back then, Telfort was a three-star prospect, and at Miami’s Norland High School, the alma mater of both Vosean Joseph — then a class of 2016 commit, now a freshman with a ton of promise at the linebacker position — and Randy Shannon — then Florida’s co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, now Florida’s fully-fledged defensive coordinator. But our assessment of Telfort...
Telfort's standout attribute is his size: At 6'6" and 310 pounds as a rising junior, he has the frame and bulk to be a live body at offensive tackle in an FBS program without even having to transform himself.