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Gators land local 2019 DB Trent Whittemore

Florida’s 2019 class landed a verbal commitment Sunday from a defensive back from Gainesville. Trent Whittemore, a 6-foot-3 safety from Buchholz High School, announced on his Twitter account his verbal commitment to the Gators. pic.twitter.com/OZWuSco3NM — Trent Whittemore (@trentt_whitt) May 28, 2017 Florida coach Jim McElwain confirmed Whittemore’s commitment on Twitter. #ChompChomp!!!!!! #GATA19 — Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) May 28, 2017 The son of Buchholz head football coach Mark Whittemore, the Bobcats product also holds offers from South Alabama, Troy and… Read More »

Gators offer scholarships to trio of 2019 OL prospects from Buford (Ga.)

Florida’s coaching staff is spending the week recruiting and evaluating prospects throughout the Peach State. Tuesday’s itinerary called for a stop in Buford, where the Gators offered three offensive lineman in the 2019 class. Carter Colquitt, a 6-foot-6, 295-pounder, picked up an offer from the Gators on Tuesday morning. Before Florida offered, Colquitt had just a lone offer from Toledo University, but that’s likely to change with an SEC offer in his pocket. Honored to receive an offer from the… Read More »

2019 ATH Derick Hunter Jr. in no rush to commit despite heavy interest from Gators

Derick Hunter Jr. says he knows where he’s going to play college football. However, considering there’s nearly two years left until he signs on the dotted line, the two-way prospect plans on enjoying every second of his already-frenzied recruitment. Hunter, a 6-foot-5 sophomore at Dunbar High in Fort Myers, continues to pick up scholarship offers from programs across the country, including the likes of Florida and Miami (Fl.) But if anything, his recruitment — which currently sits at 15 scholarship… Read More »

Gators hosting pair of 3* recruits in 2018 class

After hosting a full slate of prospects on campus for the Orange and Blue Debut game last weekend, the Gators coaching staff will host just two recruits on campus today that have yet to receive scholarship offers from Florida. 6-foot-3, 275-pound defensive tackle Darnell Jefferies out of Newton High (Covington, Ga.) will arrive in Gainesville on Saturday to meet with UF’s coaching staff and visit the facilities. Jefferies has received significant interest from Clemson and Alabama in the recent weeks.… Read More »

NCAA adopting new recruiting legislation before 2017 season

Division I football will adopt a new recruiting model to give coaches more access to prospects, while increasing opportunities for recruits to visit college campuses. Effective Aug. 1, the new legislation will create an early signing period in December. It also creates a “period for official visits that begins April 1 of the junior year and ends the Sunday before the last Wednesday in June of that year.” And if a prospect is at a “camp or clinic” nearby, they… Read More »

Gators land 4* RB Iverson Clement

Florida’s 2018 class landed a verbal commitment Thursday from New Jersey’s No. 1-ranked running back. Four-star prospect Iverson Clement out of Rancocas Valley High (Mount Holly, N.J.) announced his verbal commitment to coach Jim McElwain and the Gators on his Twitter account. Let's eat! If you ain't a Gator, you Gator bait❗️🐊🍴#AllBite18 pic.twitter.com/MlvnDF4SCg — Iverson Clement🇭🇹 (@Swaggy__ai) April 13, 2017 As a junior, the 6-foot, 190-pound Clement rushed 1,430 yards and 19 touchdowns in just nine games last season. With… Read More »

Gators land commitment from 4* RB Iverson Clement

Florida’s 2018 class landed a verbal commitment Thursday from New Jersey’s No. 1-ranked running back. Four-star prospect Iverson Clement out of Rancocas Valley High (Mount Holly, N.J.) announced his verbal commitment to coach Jim McElwain and the Gators on his Twitter account. Let's eat! If you ain't a Gator, you Gator bait❗️🐊🍴#AllBite18 pic.twitter.com/MlvnDF4SCg — Iverson Clement🇭🇹 (@Swaggy__ai) April 13, 2017 As a junior, the 6-foot, 190-pound Clement rushed 1,430 yards and 19 touchdowns in just nine games last season. With… Read More »

Jalen Goss ready for position change with Gators

When it came to Jalen Goss’ commitment, the Gators had an early advantage. A Gators fan since middle school, Goss verbally committed to coach Jim McElwain and Florida’s 2018 class while visiting Friday for the Orange and Blue Debut game. A three-star offensive tackle prospect out of Lowndes (Valdosta, Ga.), Goss helped lead the Vikings to a 10-3 record that commenced with a 24-21 loss in the Class 7A quarterfinals. Honored To Receive An Offer From The University Of Florida… Read More »

Gators pursuing 4* DB Sevyn Banks, but he’s not feeling the pressure

Marco Wilson. Josh Hammond. Tommy Townsend. Sevyn Banks? Banks, a four-star defensive back in the 2018 class and the younger brother of Gators starting safety Marcell Harris, could be the next prospect to follow in their elder brother’s footsteps and sign with Florida. The Jones High (Orlando, Fl.) product had a chance to visit Florida’s campus Friday for the Orange and Blue Debut game. And when it comes to Banks’ commitment, family is seemingly a non-factor. It’s coming to come… Read More »

2018 WR Corey Gammage commits to Florida

Florida’s 2018 class picked up a verbal commitment Saturday from a 6-foot-2 in-state wide receiver, giving the Gators their third commitment of the day. After giving the Gators his commitment early last week, Corey Gammage out of Atlantic High in Delray Beach went public with his decision. UF coach Jim McElwain later confirmed Gammage’s commitment on Twitter. #ChompChompx3!!!!! #AllBite18 — Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) April 8, 2017 Gammage, the No. 108 overall prospect out of Florida according to 247Sports, committed to… Read More »