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Gators commit DaQuon Green plans on turning heads at Under Armour All-American game

You can’t blame DaQuon Green for feeling slept on. Despite the four-star ranking from Rivals, the Tampa Bay Tech wide receiver hasn’t received the love his talent deserves. But for Gator fans, the lack of courting for Green’s services may be a good thing, as he believes it’s due to being committed to Florida since July 2015. “I think that’s pretty much what it is, cause a lot of coaches stopped talking to me cause they knew I was 100%… Read More »

Gators land Christmas commitment from 4* OL T.J. Moore

Florida’s 2017 class picked up a verbal commitment Sunday from a highly recruited offensive lineman. Four-star OL T.J. Moore (Mallard Creek, N.C.) announced on his Twitter account he was committing to the Gators over Tennessee and South Carolina. After my long High School Journey, I'm officially committed To The University of Florida! #chompchomp #GoGators #swamp17 Merry Christmas pic.twitter.com/XirksKVWip — TJ (@TJ75_) December 26, 2016 UF coach Jim McElwain and Gators recruiting coordinator Drew Hughes later acknowledged Moore’s commitment. #ChompChomp!!!!!! #Swamp17… Read More »

Miami Southridge pair sign to early enroll with Gators

It’s a recruiting dead period right now, but that doesn’t mean the Gators aren’t making moves. Miami Southridge safety Shawn Davis and tight end Kemore Gamble signed financial aid papers to join the Gators in January. Officially a gatortime to get this money#signingday pic.twitter.com/bq2uOo8vYC — shawn davis (@MT6_Shawn) December 22, 2016 247Sports ranks Davis as the No. 50 defensive back in the 2017 class. Gamble, a four-star recruit, is ranked the No. 9 tight end in the 2017 class by… Read More »

Florida releases final plan for $60 million standalone football complex

The University Athletic Association at the University of Florida released a finalized report Monday for the upcoming standalone football complex. The 56-page summary details the 130,000-square-foot complex that will be located on the north end of James G. Pressly Stadium. The project’s estimated budget is $60 million and its expected to be completed June 25, 2019.   The plan was approved in September by former UF athletics director Jeremy Foley, making it the second significant facility upgrade for the Gators football program… Read More »

Gators land 4* DT Kyree Campbell

Florida’s 2017 class added a much-needed verbal commitment Saturday night. Kyree Campbell, a four-star defensive tackle from Woodbridge, Virginia, gave the Gators his verbal commitment. I’m thankful for the schools that have recruited but today I decided to be a Gator for live — Kyree Campbell (@CampbellKyree13) December 11, 2016 UF coach Jim McElwain confirmed the 6-foot-5 prospect’s commitment via Twitter. #ChompChomp!!!!!!!!!! #Swamp17 — Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) December 11, 2016 Campbell attended preparatory school after signing with the University of… Read More »

Gators QB commit Jake Allen ready for next step after leading St. Thomas Aquinas to state championship

St. Thomas Aquinas dominated Plant en rout to a 45-6 victory in the FHSAA Class 7A state championship Friday night at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. The man behind the Raiders’ dominant offense is quarterback Jake Allen, who’s been committed to Florida since July 1, 2015. Playing in his final high school contest, Allen was nothing short of spectacular. The 6-foot-3 pro-style quarterback completed 17-of-29 passes for 329 yards with five touchdowns to lead St. Thomas Aquinas to its third-straight… Read More »

Future Gators help lead American Heritage to Class 5A State Championship victory

American Heritage’s 35-33 win over Ponte Vedra in the 5A State Championship featured two future Gators, and several players Florida is vying for. Marco Wilson, the younger brother of UF defensive back Quincy Wilson, recorded a lone tackle while rarely being targeted by Ponte Vedra quarterback Nick Tronti. The Wilson family celebrating with Marco after American Heritage wins the 5A State Championship pic.twitter.com/EIg6FHgR7x — Graham Hall (@GrahamHall_) December 9, 2016 State Champs!!@MjW_era @GridironStuds pic.twitter.com/EtT5OhabTU — Quincy Wilson (@dc_wilson954) December 9,… Read More »

Gators hosting four visitors, headlined by five-star offensive lineman

The Gators are playing host to four official visitors this weekend, headlined by five-star offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood. The Pensacola native is fresh off an official visit to Auburn and he’ll wrap up his weekend in Gainesville. I'm told Alex Leatherwood has made it in for his official visit. — Andrew Spivey (@AndrewSpiveyGC) December 10, 2016 Florida has been trying to flip Leatherwood from Alabama throughout his recruitment, and the latest effort came with an in-home visit Monday from Gators… Read More »

Florida’s coaches on the road in Georgia, Alabama, Texas

Florida head coach Jim McElwain, assistant head coach Randy Shannon and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier are on the recruiting trail in South Florida. The trio of Gators coaches will see offensive tackle Navaughn Donaldson, a Miami commit who’s also receiving significant interest from Florida and FSU. They’ll also make an in-home visit with UF commit Kadeem Telfort. It Was An Good Season Full Season Highlight #Swamp17 #Gatornationhttps://t.co/JqB0hwZGFa — Kadeem Telfort (@Nosackzone___) December 1, 2016 Gators tight ends coach Greg Nord… Read More »

Gators make the cut for 5* 2018 DE Xavier Thomas

The Gators are in the running to land the top-ranked defensive recruit in the 2018 class. Xavier Thomas (Wilson High, S.C.) included Florida in his Top-7 schools. Top 7️⃣ (No Order) pic.twitter.com/SBgKElMPvO — Xavier Thomas 1️⃣9️⃣ (@atxlete) December 4, 2016 Along with the Gators, the talented defensive end’s top seven schools includes (in no order) South Carolina, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and Florida State. Thomas said Sunday night he’s unsure of when exactly he’ll make his commitment, but the… Read More »