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Gators hosting talented prospects for season opener vs. UMass

With the Gators hours away from the season opener against Massachusetts, football is back in Gainesville. And so is the future of the program – the recruits. Florida expects multiple commits to attend the season opener, including St. Thomas Aquinas quarterback Jake Allen. Feels like Christmas. #CollegeGameDay — Jake Allen (@Jakeallen_14) September 3, 2016 Allen’s been committed to the Gators for more than a year, and he’ll be joined by Jordon Scott, who verbally committed to UF in May. Florida… Read More »

3* DB Shawn Davis commits to the Gators

The Gators picked up a commitment Saturday from a highly coveted in-state prospect. After previously intending to announce his commitment Friday night in his team’s season opener, which was called due to lightning, Miami Southridge defensive back Shawn Davis announced his verbal commitment to the Gators. I will be verbally commiting to the university of ……..pic.twitter.com/RI1YzFaF1o — shawn davis (@MT6_Shawn) August 27, 2016 UF coach Jim McElwain confirmed Davis’ commitment through his Twitter account. #ChompChomp!!!!!! #Swamp17 — Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain)… Read More »

4* DT Fred Hansard commits to Florida Gators

Florida’s 2017 class picked up a commitment Friday from a highly recruited defensive prospect. Fred Hansard, ranked the No. 11 defensive tackle in the 2017 class by 247Sports, announced his verbal commitment to the Gators in a video produced by Bleacher Report. I have officially committed to… https://t.co/BAYjvn7Pyb — Fred Hansard (@Fred_Hansard56) August 26, 2016 UF coach Jim McElwain confirmed Hansard’s verbal commitment through his Twitter account. #ChompChomp!!!!!!!! #Swamp17 — Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) August 26, 2016 A 6-foot-3, 315-pounder out… Read More »

4* RB Adarius Lemons still committed to Gators after talk with coach Jim McElwain

Update: Rivals’ Blake Alderman is reporting Lemons never de-committed to the staff and is in fact still committed to the Gators. He later reported Lemons talked to Gators coach Jim McElwain and re-affirmed his commitment. @MistaAlderman Got clarification this tweet was his way of saying he's still committed to #UF — Blake Alderman (@MistaAlderman) August 23, 2016 Alderman said he believes Lemons will clarify his status in the near future. The original story is below. Florida suffered a hit to… Read More »

UF 2017 verbal commit Elijah Blades sets visits, discusses his senior season and who trails the Gators

Florida’s 2017 class is shaping up to be one of the strongest in recent memory, thanks in part to the addition of six highly coveted prospects this Summer. Ranked No. 14 in 247Sports’ 2017 composite team rankings, the Gators received verbal commitments this Summer from in-state recruits Zachary Carter, Adarius Lemons, Ventrell Miller, James Houston and Marco Wilson. But Florida also picked up a verbal commitment this summer from a talented prospect who’s 2,400 miles away: four-star defensive back Elijah… Read More »

Four-star American Heritage DB Marco Wilson verbally commits to the Gators

Florida’s 2017 class received a verbal commitment from a highly coveted in-state prospect with familial ties to the Gators. Marco Wilson, a four-star defensive back out of American Heritage, gave UF his verbal commitment Monday night. Coach Jim McElwain confirmed Wilson’s verbal commitment through his Twitter account. #ChompChomp!!!!!!!! #Swamp17 — Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) August 2, 2016 Wilson, whose brother, Quincy, starts at cornerback for UF, picked the Gators over Georgia, Miami (Fl.), Ohio State and USC. He announced his decision… Read More »

Marco Wilson set to annouce verbal commitment Monday night

The Gators are hoping to land a commitment Monday night from a talented in-state prospect: Marco Wilson.  The younger brother of current UF starting defensive back Quincy Wilson, the highly recruited four-star cornerback will announce his decision at 8 p.m. through Gridiron Studs, a college football recruiting service owned by his father, Chad Wilson.  Wilson and his father arrived in Gainesville on July 23 for the final day of UF’s Friday Night Lights camp. Wilson received a tour of the… Read More »

ESPN150 RB Adarius Lemons flips to Gators from UNC

Following an impressive performance at Florida’s Friday Night Lights camp, running back Adarius Lemons decommitted from the University of North Carolina and verbally committed to the Gators on Sunday. Coach McElwain confirmed Lemons’ decision on Twitter. #ChompChomp!!!!!! #Swamp17 — Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) July 24, 2016 The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Clearwater standout gave the Tar Heels his verbal commitment March 24 but has long been a fan of the Gators. The four-star prospect left Gainesville on Friday with UF and UNC as… Read More »

Florida tight end commit Kemore Gamble discusses Friday Night Lights, commitment and being back in Gainesville

Florida’s final camp of the summer concluded Saturday with a “Big Man” camp for OL/DL and a 7v7 tournament throughout UF’s facilities. #Gators running an OL/DL camp here at the outdoor practice fields. These boys are getting a good sweat in pic.twitter.com/FeMZRpnP2c — Graham Hall (@GrahamHall_) July 23, 2016 Among those competing was Miami Southridge tight end Kemore Gamble. The four-star recruit also camped at Friday Night Lights, and he said it felt good to get back to Gainesville. “I’ve… Read More »

2017 LB James Houston commits to Gators at Friday Night Lights

Talent and potential were abundant at Florida’s Friday Night Lights, and UF’s 2017 class left with a highly recruited in-state prospect. Three-star American Heritage linebacker James Houston verbally committed to the Gators, bringing Florida’s 2017 class to 11 verbal commitments, and UF handed multiple prospects scholarship offers. New #Gators commit James Houston and his brothers #ChompChomp. #Familythatchompstogetherstaystogether pic.twitter.com/zp9LaKnO2A — Jacquie Franciulli (@JacquieFran_) July 23, 2016 Linebacker James Houston right after he publicly committed to #Florida. https://t.co/9Y9A2sbpqR pic.twitter.com/n4PNGk2nLe — Ryan Bartow… Read More »