Gainesville, FL — If size and speed are the names of the game in the SEC then the Gators are certainly playing it right. Florida’s top four recruits this year are all on defense and they are all big-time prospects.
Elijah Blades is a 6’3” lockdown defensive back who is taller than most of the receivers he covers. While Blades is steadily forcing quarterbacks to hold onto the ball longer than they want to – monsters like 314 lbs DT, Fred Hansard and 6’4” DE, Zachary Carter will be in hot pursuit. That is a scary defense with unlimited potential.
We recently had the opportunity to interview Mr. Blades and talk to him about a range of topics from life to academics to football.
Hometown: Pasadena, CA
Weight: 170 lbs
Highlights from our interview with Elijah Blades:
Q: Who’s your biggest influence when it comes to football?
A: “My biggest influence is my mom and little brother”
Q: Outside of school and football, what are your biggest interested and hobbies?
A: “Outside of football my favorite hobby is to hang out with friends and family”
Q: Have you decided on what you’d like to major in at Florida in the fall?
A: “Sports management”
Q: What made you choose Florida over other schools?
A: “What made me commit to Florida was the coaching staff because they treat me as a family and it’s always been my favorite school since I was a kid”
Q: What’s you favorite subject in school?
A: “History, especially the 1900s.”
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you like to visit?
A: “I would want to see Hawaii to see the islands culture and see how different it is.”
Q: Who’s your favorite player of all-time?
A: “Mike Vick.”
Q: Which NFL team would you like to play for the most?
A: ” LA Rams”
Q: What’s your favorite movie?
A: “Remember the Titans or Stomp the Yard”