Florida Gators listed as guest school for satellite camp in Georgia

Jim McElwain revealed last week the Gators are planning on participating in satellite camps, but didn’t provide specific details.

Head coach Jim McElwain watches Florida's NFL Pro Day in Gainesville, Fla., Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Head coach Jim McElwain watches Florida’s NFL Pro Day in Gainesville, Fla., Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

But it looks like Florida’s coaches will make a stop in Georgia this year as part of their satellite camp tour. According to the Mercer football program’s Twitter account, the Gators are one of 10 “special guests” at Mercer’s Elite Camp on June 3-4.

“The rules the way they are, we’ll use it to let our guys get out to places and instruction camps and do some evaluations along the way,” McElwain said last week. “It’s one of those deals where you’re going to do whatever you can within the rules to help you be successful and that’s what everybody is doing.”

Along with Florida; Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern, South Carolina, Georgia State, Appalachian State, Charlotte, and Marshall will also partner with Mercer for the camp.

The camp will take place at Mercer University in Macon, Ga., which is located about 80 minutes from Atlanta. Georgia is an important state in Florida’s recruiting plan, as the Gators have signed seven prospects from the state over their past two recruiting cycles.

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