Florida Rumors & News

  • Treon Harris to start at QB in Florida's opener; Will Grier will also play

    CBS Sports "We finally know who Florida's starting quarterback will be on Saturday, though even Jim McElwain himself is telling us not to read too much into it. McElwain announced Wednesday that sophomore Treon Harris would start against New Mexico State on Saturday, but redshirt freshman Will Grier will..." September 02

  • Florida LB Morrison (knee) ready to play after 'unbelievable' recovery

    CBS Sports "The first game week of the season started with some much-needed good news on the injury front for Florida. According to Jim McElwain, linebacker Antonio Morrison will play Saturday against New Mexico State after suffering a serious knee injury in the Gators' bowl game against East Carolina in..." August 31

  • McElwain surprises six deserving Gators with full scholarships

    Fox Sports - College Football "Jim McElwain certainly has his hands full. He’s trying to rebuild a very famous college football program that hasn’t lived up to its name in recent years. Well, the Florida head coach is doing his part to has been working his tail off to recruit some of the best prospects in the nation, and..." August 28

  • McElwain: Florida will play two QBs in opener vs. New Mexico State

    CBS Sports "Florida will play two quarterbacks in the season opener against New Mexico State, Jim McElwain told reporters on Thursday. Redshirt freshman Will Grier has been battling with Treon Harris through camp, but McElwain says he needs to see both quarterbacks in action on Saturdays before naming a..." August 27

  • Florida 5-star OL Martez Ivey (leg) out indefinitely after surgery

    CBS Sports "Martez Ivey, Florida's five-star freshman offensive lineman, will be out indefinitely after undergoing surgery on his leg. Coach Jim McElwain did not want to go into details about Ivey's injury, but the Orlando Sentinel reports that the arthroscopic surgery will take place on Friday. His..." August 27

  • Report: Will Muschamp “wouldn’t touch” Sam Ukwuachu in 2013

    College Football Talk "Baylor made the decision to shut down media availability today and until next week when the Bears begin preparing for the first game of the season. Perhaps that was a good idea as Sports Illustrated has reported one coach from the SEC made the decision to steer clear of Sam Ukwuachu back in 2013..." August 25

  • Florida running back Adam Lane to transfer to Eastern Kentucky

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Florida running back Adam Lane plans to join the Eastern Kentucky football program, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed. The Gators granted the sophomore release from the program Sunday morning, with first-year coach Jim McElwain saying the Winter Haven, Fla., native "has some..." August 12

  • Gators running back Adam Lane granted release

    Orlando Sentinel "UF tailback Adam Lane's most valuable player performance during the bowl game in January turned out to be his last game with the Gators. The school announced Sunday it has released Lane from his scholarship papers, citing family issues back home in Winter Haven. "Adam Lane has some family..." August 09

  • Florida transfer Jay-nard Bostwick wants to play for Miami

    Palm Beach Post "When he drove from Port St. Lucie to the Post’s offices in West Palm Beach in Aug. 2012 to participate in a preseason photo shoot, Jay-nard Bostwick was undecided on his college choice. But he spoke as if he wanted to be a Miami Hurricane. Three years later, he might get that..." August 06

  • After failing to gain admission at Wisconsin, teams scramble for four-star RB

    Fox Sports - College Football "Unfortunately for Jordan Stevenson, his college football career has gotten off to a rocky start as he failed to qualify at Wisconsin and has been granted his release from the school. While Stevenson may not get to attend his first choice of schools, he now has several excellent suitors to choose..." July 27

  • Report: Florida DT Jay-nard Bostick is leaving The Swamp

    College Football Talk "Florida’s defense is expected to be pretty good this season, but it will be without defensive tackle Jay-nard Bostwick. Bostwick, a redshirt sophomore, has been granted a release from his scholarship by the Gators and new head coach Jim McElwain, according to a report from GatorBait.net. This..." July 25

  • Ex-Florida QB Jeff Driskel named starter at Louisiana Tech

    CBS Sports "Jeff Driskel, the starting quarterback in 21 games for Florida over the last three seasons, will be Louisiana Tech's starter under center this fall. Driskel was picked by Bulldogs coach Skip Holtz as one of the player representatives for Conference USA media days and earlier this week confirmed..." July 22

  • Gators' Bullard ready to return for final season

    Fox Sports Florida "Jonathan Bullard opted to return to Florida rather than enter the NFL Draft after his junior season. Bullard spoke about his decision during SEC Media Days this week and confirmed that it was in his best interest to return to Gainesville and improve his draft stock. "My family is in a good..." July 16

  • Florida's defense is loaded with future NFL first-round picks

    Fox Sports - College Football "In the past three years, the Florida Gators have produced four first-round picks on defense (Sharrif Floyd, Matt Elam, Dominique Easley and Dante Fowler). UF figures to have a few more coming soon, starting with All-American cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III. Hargreaves headlines what will be..." July 14

  • Daniel Imatorbhebhe says he's heading to USC

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "It's not a surprise, but Daniel Imatorbhebhe said he's going to play for USC. The former Florida tight end told TrojanSports.com that he'd be a Trojan. He was a four-star tight end in the class of 2015 and didn't play in the Gators' spring game after arriving on campus early. "This is where..." June 29

  • Georgia Tech tweets LB is suspended, he says he's transferring to Florida

    CBS Sports "Georgia Tech linebacker Anthony Harrell wrote on Twitter that he plans to finish his career at Florida as a graduate transfer. That announcement, however, came as a reply to the Yellow Jackets' official Twitter account after the school announced he had been suspended indefinitely. "I would like..." June 27

  • T.J. McCoy transfers to UF to be closer to ailing father

    Orlando Sentinel "T.J. McCoy had always wanted to be a Florida Gator; to follow in the footsteps of his father was always a dream. This just isn't the way it was supposed to happen. Fresh off his first semester of college at NC State, McCoy knew what had to be done once he returned home to Groveland last month...." June 23

  • Florida Gators Coach Jim McElwain Gives $5,000 To Former Player In Need

    Coloradoan "Athletics are about more than the final result of a sporting event. They build community and foster relationships — attributes the CSU football family has displayed over the past week. Former Colorado State University defensive lineman Eli Edwards lost his wife, Isa Edwards, June 6 after a..." June 19

  • Florida's Rod Johnson officially retires due to spinal issues

    College Spun "Florida offensive lineman Rod Johnson will stay retired after all. Johnson, who was forced to cut his career short back in April due to a congenital spinal condition, vowed earlier this month that’d he continue seeking opinions until a doctor would clear him to continue playing football. But..." June 15

  • Report: Florida, Florida State athletes more likely to avoid prosecution

    CBS Sports "An ESPN report published Sunday showed that athletes at Florida and Florida State were substantially more likely to avoid prosecution after being named a criminal suspect than their male student body peers. The report examined police reports from campus and city departments across 10 major..." June 15

  • Former Fordham OL Mason Halter transferring to Florida

    Yahoo! Sports "Florida is getting some offensive line help via an FCS tackle Mason Halter, who played at Fordham in 2014, is transferring to Florida. He was a first team All-Patriot League selection in 2014 and a three-year starter at left tackle for the Rams. He's a graduate transfer so he's eligible to play..." June 10

  • FSU recruit compares himself favorably to Gators’ Hargreaves

    College Football Talk "In case you have not heard, Florida and Florida State do not typically get along very well. The seeds of the rivalry are planting in the high school talent pool as well. Thanks to the world of social media allowing us to get an inside glimpse at college football on a deeper level, we get a taste..." June 09

  • Erstwhile Gator TE appears ticketed for USC

    College Football Talk "It appears that Florida’s loss could soon become USC’s gain. Earlier this week it was reported that Daniel Imatorbhebhe, a member of Florida’s 2015 recruiting class, had decided to leave the Gators for an unknown destination. Imatorbhebhe’s brother also happens to be a talented football recruit..." May 28

  • Reports: Early enrollee Florida TE already planning a transfer

    College Football Talk "Daniel Imatorbhebhe hasn’t played a college down yet. Heck, he shouldn’t even be out of high school. But the three-star prospect is already planning to transfer. Florida’s Scout site first reported the news Tuesday, which was then corroborated by InAllKindsOfWeather.com and AlligatorArmy.com." May 26

  • Vanderbilt QB/WR Josh Grady to transfer to Florida

    CBS Sports "Down to two scholarship quarterbacks following the departure of Skyler Mornhinweg, Florida has at least given itself another body at the position with the addition of former Vanderbilt quarterback-slash-wide receiver Josh Grady, 247Sports affiliate GatorBait.net reported Friday. Grady is a..." May 16

  • Former Alabama QB expected to join Florida

    Alabama "Luke Del Rio is reportedly set to return to the SEC after a brief stop in the Pac-12. The ex-Alabama quarterback is expected to enroll at Florida this summer, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The son of Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, Del Rio joined Alabama as a walk-on in..." May 13

  • Florida QBs: Skyler Mornhinweg to transfer out, Luke Del Rio expected in

    CBS Sports "If you're the sort of football fan who takes a particular interest in the playing career of NFL coaches' sons, the Florida quarterback position is one you'll apparently want to pay attention to. Jim McElwain announced on Wednesday's SEC East coaches teleconference that Skyler Mornhinweg will..." May 13

  • J.C. Jackson will not return to Florida, according to report

    Alligator Army "Though a charge of armed robbery against him is expected to be dropped, J.C. Jackson will not be permitted to return to Florida "because of a decision made by the University Athletic Association," Scout's Florida site reports in an unbylined post published Saturday night. The felony charge for..." May 11

  • Jim McElwain won’t place restrictions on Gators who want a transfer

    College Football Talk "It appears that, in at least one aspect, Mark Richt has a kindred SEC East spirit. The Georgia head coach has had a long-standing policy that, if one of his Bulldogs is unhappy in Athens and wants to transfer elsewhere, he won’t stand in that player’s way of moving on, even if it’s to another..." April 29

  • McElwain: Gators' cornerback J.C. Jackson will face the consequences of his arrest

    Orlando Sentinel "UF cornerback J.C. Jackson is not in school and his future with the Gators is uncertain following his Saturday arrest in connection with armed robbery, coach Jim McElwain said Tuesday. McElwain, who was in Lakeland to speak to the Polk County Gator Club, was hesitant to say whether Jackson..." April 22

  • REPORT: Miami to apply for immediate eligibility waiver for Gerald Willis III

    State of the U "Miami wants former 5-star DT recruit Gerald Willis III to suit up this year, and will apply for an immediate eligibility waiver in an effort to make that happen. As I'm sure you know, Miami is still looking for a difference maker at the DT position. We've continued to throw numbers at the..." April 21

  • UF football player J.C. Jackson arrested on armed robbery charge

    The Gainesville Sun "A University of Florida redshirt freshman football player was arrested Saturday after he was accused of being part of an armed robbery in an apartment on Gainesville’s southwest side. At 3:45 p.m. Jerald Christopher “J.C.” Jackson came to visit an apartment of an acquaintance in a complex at..." April 19

  • Florida’s Chris Thompson has battery charge dropped

    College Football Talk "Apparently it’s “Take Your Case to Court and Drop It Day” across the SEC East. Following an investigation into a domestic incident involving Florida’s Chris Thompson, the Gainesville Sun wrote, “the State Attorney’s Office has elected not to pursue the case, citing a lack of evidence and the..." April 15

  • Gators announce playing career of Rod Johnson is over

    College Football Talk "Unfortunately for both the player and the football program, their worst fears have been confirmed. Tuesday afternoon, Florida announced that the playing career of offensive lineman Rod Johnson has come to an end. The announcement came one day after Johnson met with doctors to get a final..." April 14

  • Florida OT Rod Johnson’s injury may be career-ending

    College Football Talk "As it turns out, the “pretty big blow” sustained by Florida’s offensive line could be much worse than originally thought. Earlier this month, it was confirmed that right tackle Rod Johnson would be out indefinitely with a stinger-type injury. There were also indications that a previous issue in..." April 13

  • Florida WR Chris Thompson facing simple battery charges

    CBS Sports "Florida wide receiver Chris Thompson has missed a few spring practices as the team gets ready for the Orange and Blue Debut on Saturday. On Thursday, Jim McElwain confirmed that Thompson had been "excused" from team activities until he is through dealing with a legal matter. According to the..." April 09

  • Florida's Adam Lane is happy he pooped his pants during a game

    CBS Sports "Odds are you don't remember Florida's 28-20 win over East Carolina in the Birmingham Bowl. In fact, my simple assumption that you even watched the game could be termed as extremely optimistic on my part. If you did watch it, though, you may remember Florida running back Adam Lane rushing for..." March 25

  • CeCe Jefferson, Who Waffled On Signing With Florida, Now Has A Gators Tattoo

    College Spun "This past February, five-star defensive end recruit CeCe Jefferson put Florida fans through the wringer by waiting a number of days to sign his official Letter of Intent to play for the Gators. Well, it looks like Jefferson, who cited coaching changes as the reason for his holdout back then, is..." March 16

  • Florida’s new coach makes Georgia a bigger priority

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After Florida signed zero football prospects out of Georgia in last year’s recruiting class, new Gators coach Jim McElwain made this state a bigger priority in only a few months on the job. And Florida had success with that strategy. Florida finished with five Georgia signees in last month’s..." March 03

  • Former Florida player Chris Johnson found dead at age 22

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Former Florida running back Chris Johnson — known as Juice to his teammates — was found dead late Friday night. He was found near Pittsburgh, where he attended Duquesne University. Johnson, 22, played two seasons at Florida before transferring to Duquesne for the past two seasons where he..." March 01

  • NCAA chooses not to penalize Florida for recruiting contact violation

    CBS Sports "Florida will receive no additional penalties due to impermissible recruiting contact by former assistant football coach Joker Phillips, the NCAA announced Friday. Phillips, a former head coach at Kentucky who was not specifically named in the NCAA's report, resigned as Florida's wide receivers..." February 21

  • 5-star CeCe Jefferson signs with Florida, finally

    SB Nation "After some drama, five-star defensive end CeCe Jefferson finally signed and sent in his National Letter of Intent to Florida, and will be with the Gators next year. The 6'2, 250-pound Jefferson originally committed to Florida during a televised ceremony on National Signing Day, but his letter of..." February 09

  • With Muschamp giving Auburn recruiting edge, Florida AD understanding of critics

    College Football Talk "It is fair to say Florida made the right move by cutting Will Muschamp when they did. The Gators had fallen behind the pack in the SEC, the SEC East and behind rival Florida State. This was not a one-year blip on the radar. This was a downward trend with little reason to trust the course would..." February 09

  • Florida hasn't received CeCe Jefferson's NLI

    CBS Sports "Five-star defensive end CeCe Jefferson may have chosen Florida during a televised press conference on signing day, but unfortunately for the Gators the NCAA doesn't consider putting on a hat to be a binding contract. As of Thursday afternoon Jefferson still hadn't faxed in his signed letter of..." February 06

  • Miami adds troubled, talented ex-Florida defensive lineman Gerald Willis

    Palm Beach Post "During his national signing day press conference, UM coach Al Golden said he received a financial aid agreement from defensive tackle Gerald Willis, a former blue-chip recruit coming off a rocky season at Florida. Following his true freshman year with the Gators, he was reportedly dismissed..." February 05

  • Report: Nation's No. 1 recruit signed letters of intent to both Auburn and Florida

    USA Today "Drama on National Signing Day? No way. Unheard of. Actually, it wouldn’t be National Signing Day if there wasn’t a weird, chaotic story to go along with it. This year’s craziness comes from the No. 1 player in the country, five star defensive end Byron Cowart, who chose Auburn over Florida live..." February 04

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    5-star DE @cecejeferson7 announces he's committed to the homestate Florida Gators over Auburn, LSU and Ole Miss.

  • Martez Ivey commits to Florida over Auburn on National Signing Day 2015

    Alligator Army "With eight words, Martez Ivey made his dream come true on Wednesday — and gave the Florida Gators one of the biggest prizes in the class of 2015. I will be attending the University of Florida. Ivey, rated a consensus five-star prospect and the No. 2 player in the country by the 247Sports..." February 04

  • Blue-chip defensive end Byron Cowart picks Auburn over Florida

    Alabama "The highly-publicized recruitment of Byron Cowart has come to an end. The blue-chip prospect announced his decision to sign with Auburn over Florida during a ceremony televised by ESPNU Wednesday morning. Cowart is the nation's top defensive end and No. 3 overall prospect in the 247Sports..." February 04

  • Why Michigan and Florida get a pass for the Class of 2015

    College Football Talk "With National Signing Day coming up on Wednesday, Florida finally added its first four-star recruit to the Class of 2015 Monday evening. Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas running back Jordan Scarlett gave Florida head coach Jim McElwain a nice recruiting victory over in-state rivals Florida..." February 03

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