Ex-Alabama coaches Jim McElwain, Kirby Smart have it rolling in recruiting

As Jim McElwain tries to rebuild Florida football into a championship program, one of his mottos is “recruit daily or die.” Join us here on SEC Country for a daily recap of the  latest Florida recruiting news, tales from the trail and perspective on what it all means for the Gators.


McElwain admires Smart’s recruiting

Florida coach Jim McElwain knows how hard it is to take over an SEC program that’s drowning on the recruiting trial and turn the tide.

That’s why the former Alabama coordinator can admire his former coworker has done with Georgia recruiting, even though his success directly impacts the Gators.

But even McElwain has to tip his hat at UGA coach Kirby Smart & Co.

“They’ve done a great job of recruiting,” McElwain said Monday.

Indeed, they have.

Smart’s 2015 class ranked sixth nationally and he signed the No. 3 class in the country last year. Seventeen of the Bulldogs’ 2017 signees were from the state of Georgia.

“They’re keeping guys at home,” McElwain said. “One thing you see is stay the course. Consistent in what you do and how you do it.”


Miss a previous Gator Chomps notebook? Find every daily recap of Florida Gators recruiting  right here.

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