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The Opening testing results

The Opening held its SPARQ training combine Wednesday for the campers. Florida wide receiver target Tyrie Cleveland was the top qualifier in the prelims with a 40-yard dash time of 4.32 seconds and made it to the championship round, where he ran a 4.36. Houston Westfield WR Tyrie Cleveland is the top qualifier at #TheOpening prelims with a 147.96 incl. 4.32 40 pic.twitter.com/kxqFT7IGVC — Brian Stumpf⚡️ (@Stumpf_Brian) July 8, 2015 Below are the combine results of Gators cornerback commit Chauncey… Read More »

Gardner, several UF targets at The Opening

The Opening, Nike’s elite football training camp, is underway in Beaverton, Ore. Florida cornerback commit Chauncey Gardner and several UF recruiting targets are competing in the camp, which is held annually at Nike World Headquarters. The players arrived Tuesday and will go through combine testing today. The 7-on-7 tournament and linemen challenge take place Thursday and Friday, with the events being televised by ESPNU on both days from 8-11 p.m. ET. Some of the Gators’ top targets include Dillon-Sterling Cole, who’s… Read More »

Jackson lists Florida fifth in top 10

The Florida Gators have become a player for elite defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson, but they still have ground to make up. The consensus top-100 overall recruit from Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove released his 10 finalists Saturday. Ohio and Auburn are listed as co-leaders, followed by Georgia, Southern Cal and UF, a school that had not been in the picture with Jackson until this summer. The 6-foot-3, 300-pounder camped at Florida last month and came away impressed, praising defensive line coach Chris Rumph… Read More »

Boudreaux off Florida’s board

Florida’s top offensive guard target is headed out of state for college. Parker Boudreaux of Orlando Bishop Moore committed Thursday to Notre Dame, choosing the Irish over Clemson, Florida, Georgia Southern and Oklahoma. With him off the board, the Gators don’t have many guard options at this time. Solomon Kindley holds an offer from Florida and plays with UF commits JaQuan Bailey and Rick Wells at Jacksonville Raines. Mount Dora offensive lineman Brett Heggie is being by UF as a center,… Read More »

Knight reports to UF

One of three Florida football signees with an academic holdup has enrolled at UF. Tight end Camrin Knight reported to campus Sunday and will begin Summer B classes Monday with the rest of the incoming freshmen. According to the Sun’s Robbie Andreu, Knight did not make it to Gainesville this past week because he was awaiting a qualifying test score. Two more signees, athlete D’Anfernee McGriff and defensive end Keivonnis Davis, are still not enrolled for Summer B and have until… Read More »

Gators make cut for Tatum

Florida is in the running for a fast-rising offensive tackle from Daytona Beach Mainland. Marcus Tatum announced his eight finalists Friday, and the Gators made the cut along with Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Miami, N.C. State, South Carolina and Tennessee. Tatum is rated a three-star recruit but has an impressive list of offers, with some of the bigger ones coming in the last two months. The 6-foot-6, 265-pounder visited UF in March, April and earlier this month for a summer camp… Read More »

Gardner, Tisdale announce early enrollment plans

Florida coach Jim McElwain only had a pair of early enrollees for 2015, one of whom has since transferred. It will be a much different story next year. Half of the Gators’ 2016 class, currently at 14 members, is working to enroll in January. The latest commits to make early enrollment plans are Rivals100 cornerback Chauncey Gardner and athlete Tyrek Tisdale, who announced their decisions on Twitter this week. Gardner, an Under Armour All-American, was named by Rivals as the… Read More »

Cleveland names 10 finalists

A week after visiting Florida for the first time, four-star wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland has the Gators among his finalists. The top-100 overall recruit released his top 10 schools Tuesday night on Twitter. UF made the cut along with Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona State, Baylor, Georgia, Houston, Oklahoma, TCU and Texas A&M. The Gators and Texas teams are considered the favorites for Cleveland, who was formerly committed to the Aggies. The Under Armour All-American visited UF last Tuesday with Dillon Sterling-Cole,… Read More »

Gardner, Joseph named top IMG performers

Florida had four verbal commitments compete in the IMG 7-on-7 national championship over the weekend. A pair of them were defensive players, and both were named top performers on their side of the ball by Rivals.com. The recruiting service chose cornerback Chauncey Gardner, a Rivals100 member, as the No. 1 defensive player in the tournament. Gardner announced Monday he will in the Under Armour All-America Game. Rivals: “Gardner had two interceptions and was his normal, active self. Gardner has an… Read More »