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Florida junior WR Demarcus Robinson's "talent just jumped off the tape at me and it is easy to understand why the junior receiver improved from five catches his freshman year to 53 last season," writes NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Robinson is a blazing vertical threat who gives the Gators a homerun hitter on any given snap," Zierlein wrote. "Robinson has shake at the line of scrimmage to free himself against press coverage and tracks the deep ball with ease. Robinson could benefit from new head coach Jim McElwain's pro-style offense, but if the quarterback play doesn't show improvement, Robinson's statistical output might not match up with his immense talent." He ranks Robinson as the No. 5 receiver in the country. Robinson had 53 receptions for 810 yards and seven touchdowns in 2014.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 29 - 1:02 AM

Former Georgia Tech graduate LB Anthony Harrell transferred to Florida.

As is often the case, there's a bit of intrigue surrounding his departure from GT. Georgia Tech HC Paul Johnson said Harrell was suspended for a violation of team rules, while Harrell said he wasn't suspended at all and elected to transfer on his own volition. "It is with a sad heart that I announce that I am leaving Georgia Tech and my Yellow Jacket football team," Harrell wrote on Twitter. "I have been accepted to the University of Florida’s Masters Degree Program. My family and I have decided that it would be better for my future and where I want to go in life and that I will be attending and playing my 5th year of football at the University of Florida." Harrell is eligible to play right away as a graduate.
Jun 28 - 7:02 PM

Florida junior CB Vernon Hargreaves III is "not huge, but he's the total package otherwise, a quick, instinctive cornerback who plays well in run support and is a lockdown cover man," observes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound prospect has posted six interceptions and 24 pass breakups in just 24 career games. He earned All-SEC honors as a true freshman and then became an All-American as a sophomore. Brown ranks him as the country's No. 2 corner, behind Jalen Ramsey of Florida State.
Jun 25 - 4:26 PM

Former North Carolina State freshman C T.J. McCoy transferred to Florida.

McCoy enrolled early at NCSU but didn't spend much time there. He moved back home last month to be closer to his father, former Gator star Tony McCoy, who has been battling leukemia for four years. "When I came home and I saw my dad’s condition, I thought to myself, ‘I have to be home. I have to be closer to him to help out,'" T.J. McCoy said. "When I saw him at home and saw how he was hurting and struggling, I knew I just had to be home and help out." A two-star recruit, McCoy was granted a hardship waiver and immediate eligibility.
Jun 22 - 10:24 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay called Florida senior LB Antonio Morrison's style "fearless and relentless."

"Love the way FLA LB Antonio Morrison plays the game," McShay began. "It's also obvious that he puts in the work in film room." The 2016 class should have a deep off-ball linebacker group, with Morrison, Myles Jack, Jaylon Smith, Darron Lee and others.
Jun 22 - 12:44 PM

Florida senior ILB Antonio Morrison has "excellent closing speed and instincts," notes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

The 225-pound Morrison led the Gators with 101 tackles last year and added six TFLs, a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery. Morrison, who earned All-SEC second-team honors in 2014, tore his meniscus in November 2013 and required knee surgery in January, keeping him out of spring practices. Durability is an issue to monitor. Assuming health, Brown ranks Morrison as the No. 14 LB in the nation.
Jun 22 - 12:52 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter writes that if Florida junior DL Jonathan Bullard takes another step forward this season he will be "quite attractive to base 3-4 teams looking for size and agility in their five-techniques."

"The 6-foot-3, 271-pound former five-star recruit has moved between end and tackle during his career, using quickness to beat guards inside and strength to hold the edge on the outside," Reuter wrote. Bullard, who had 52 tackles, 8.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks last year, briefly considered turning pro early over the winter.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 21 - 11:00 PM

Florida redshirt sophomore OL Rod Johnson has retired from football due to a spinal condition.

It was reported back in April that Johnson was set to walk away from the game, but he vowed to come back and pursue a second opinion. It seems the first opinion was correct. He played in all 12 games last season and even started three contests. He will not be on the roster to replace four linemen who departed for the NFL.
Jun 15 - 3:47 PM

Florida redshirt senior TE Jake McGee "is a good receiver who figures to play an important role in new coach Jim McElwain's offense," notes NFL Media.

McGee, a graduate transfer from Virginia, snapped his tibia and fibula in the opener against Eastern Michigan in early September last year, forcing him to miss the season. Fortunately, he received a waiver for a sixth year of eligibility. "Florida's receiving corps is a huge question mark, so McGee should be one of the Gators' leading receivers," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. The scribe added that McGee must work on his blocking. That's a very true statement.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 14 - 9:45 PM

Fordham graduate T Mason Halter will transfer to Florida.

Halter started seven games at left tackle as a redshirt freshman, then 12 as a redshirt sophomore, then all 14 as a redshirt junior. First year head coach Jim McElwain has not had a lot of healthy offensive linemen to work with. Florida lost D.J. Humphries, Max Garcia, Trenton Brown and Tyler Moore to the NFL. In fact, Florida only has six healthy scholarship offensive linemen. Halter originally committed to Old Dominion for 2015, but a May offer from Florida changed his landing spot.
Jun 10 - 10:19 AM

Florida HC Jim McElwain was hired "to turn Florida’s sputtering offense back into the well-oiled machine it used to be under Meyer and Steve Spurrier," notes the Sport Quotient.

Incredibly, former coach Will Muschamp’s offenses never once in four years ranked higher than 10th in the conference in total offense. Fortunately, Florida's defense is quite good, so if McElwain can work his magic on offense, the school should quickly return to its familiar perch amongst the SEC's best teams. "McElwain’s got his work cut out for him in his first year in Gainesville, but lucky for him, the SEC East still isn’t that great," SQ noted.
Jun 8 - 7:36 PM

Florida junior CB Vernon Hargreaves III was named to the Phil Steele's preseason All-America first team.

This is the second consecutive year that the Florida prospect has been named to Steel’s First Team. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound prospect has recorded six interceptions in just 24 games of play, flashing cover skills to get Joe-Haden type comparisons by evaluators. Hargreaves III has an opportunity to be a top-10 selection in the 2016 draft, with a another solid year of play this season.
Jun 1 - 3:44 PM

The SEC has raised the first offense fine for a school rushing the field, moving it from $5,000 to $50,000, according to Brett McMurphy.

Expect schools to take more precaution to keep students and fans away from the field following games. This is obviously a large jump and it is likely filed under the "safety" classification.
May 29 - 11:37 AM

Florida sophomore RB Kelvin Taylor has "the talent to be a solid go-to back in this league," according to Edward Aschoff of ESPN.

Aschoff notes the Gators' running game will be very important for the 2015 season, like it has in recent years, due to the struggles of the passing attack. Fred Taylor's son "does, however, need to improve on his career 4.7 yards per carry and be more consistent with his pass-blocking," according to Aschoff.
Source: ESPN
May 26 - 1:09 PM

Florida true freshman T Martez Ivey could replace D.J. Humphries in the starting lineup in 2015, but if he doesn't, he'll start elsewhere, believes NFL Media.

"The team is essentially starting from scratch up front with so many losses to graduation and the NFL draft," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Bryan Fischer. "New head coach Jim McElwain will have his work cut out for him as a result. At least he can pencil in Ivey at some spot along the line, likely at right tackle." NFL Media ranks Ivey as the No. 2 impact freshmen in the nation.
Source: NFL.com
May 23 - 6:10 PM


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