When Jim McElwain jumped aboard as the Florida Gators head coach, many close to the program were skeptical how the new sideline general would handle the potential changes throughout the summer.
Instead, the Gators have been major players in the recruiting game, most recently adding two-time FCS All-American offensive tackle Mason Halter. Halter announced the news via Instagram and will be an instant impact player as a graduate transfer.
On the 23rd of June I'll be heading down to the University of Florida to start my masters degree and fulfill my last year of eligibility playing as a Gator! Can't thank the Fordham coaching staff and all my teammates over the year for molding me into the player I am today! Can't wait to get down to Florida and start grinding with the team #GoGators 🐊🐊🐊
The mammoth of a lineman (6-foot-8, 300 lbs.) will be a major boost to the unit especially within the trenches, and down the line, could find his way onto an NFL roster.
Furthermore, the news provides to Gainesville booster that the university made the correct decision hiring McElwain.