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  • Ex-UF QB Recruit Marcus Stokes Lands HBCU Scholarship Offer After N-Word Controversy

    TMZ "Former Univ. of Florida quarterback recruit Marcus Stokes, who lost his Gators scholarship after rapping the n-word on video, has now landed a new scholarship offer -- this time from an HBCU. Stokes revealed on Tuesday that Albany State Univ. -- a Historically Black College and..." January 25

  • Jaden Rashada best fits: New schools for QB after Florida release

    ESPN "Quarterback Jaden Rashada is the highest-ranked uncommitted prospect in the 2023 class now that Florida has released him from his national letter of intent. Rashad, the No. 27 recruit overall, signed with the Gators in the December signing period. A name, image and..." January 20

  • A $13-million NIL deal gone wrong, a top QB recruit and what happens next

    ESPN "Quarterback Jaden Rashada has been the talk of the recruiting world because of the scenario that has played out between him and Florida. Rashada, the No. 27 recruit in the 2023 class, signed with Florida in December but asked for a release from his national..." January 20

  • Florida Gators release QB recruit Jaden Rashada from letter of intent

    On3 "Pittsburg (Calif.) four-star quarterback Jaden Rashada has been completely released from his National Letter of Intent with the University of Florida. Rashada verbally requested to be released from his NLI last week. He officially filed the paperwork for the..." January 20

  • Jaden Rashada files for release from Gators after $13 million NIL deal fell through

    Clutch Points "Florida football commit Jaden Rashada filed for his release from the Gators after he signed his letter of intent on Dec. 21, according to multiple sources. The four-star quarterback also saw a $13 million name, image and likeness deal (NIL) fall through just last..." January 18

  • Father of 5-star QB Jaden Rashada disputes report of request out of NLI

    247 Sports "There has been much uncertainly around the status of Pittsburg (CA) five-star quarterback Jaden Rashada and the Florida Gators. He signed with the team last month during the Early Signing Period. On Wednesday evening, there was a report stating that Rashada had requested out of his..." January 11

  • 5-Star CB Desmond Ricks Commits to Alabama Over Florida, LSU

    Bleacher Report "And the rich get richer. The Alabama Crimson Tide, who already have the No. 1 class in the country for 2023, added a top-ranked cornerback to their group Thursday. Hayes Fawcett of On3 Sports reported Desmond Ricks chose Alabama over LSU and Florida in a battle..." December 22

  • Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz To Transfer to Florida

    SI "All Gators can confirm that rising fifth-year senior quarterback Graham Mertz intends to transfer from Wisconsin to Florida.  Mertz's imminent transfer to Florida was first reported by G. Allan Taylor of The Athletic. Having redshirted..." December 21

  • 5-Star QB DJ Lagway Commits to Florida Over USC, Clemson, Texas A&M, Baylor

    Bleacher Report "DJ Lagway, a 5-star quarterback, announced his intention to attend the University of Florida on Wednesday, choosing the Gators over USC, Clemson, Texas A&M and Baylor. "I feel they're going to build something special and I definitely want to be part of it," Lagway..." December 07

  • Gators QB Anthony Richardson Declares for NFL Draft

    SI "The growing expectation in recent weeks was confirmed on Monday when Florida Gators third-year sophomore quarterback Anthony Richardson declared for the 2023 NFL Draft, opting to forgo his remaining college eligibility and not take part in UF's appearance in the 2022 Las Vegas..." December 05

  • Florida releases QB Jalen Kitna

    CBS Sports "Florida quarterback Jalen Kitna was arrested Wednesday on felony counts of child pornography, according to Alachua County Jail records. Kitna was booked at 3:20 p.m. ET and has been dismissed from the Gators football team, according to multiple reports.  "We..." December 02

  • Details of Jalen Kitna child porn allegations released

    Larry Brown Sports "Florida quarterback Jalen Kitna was arrested on five charges related to child pornography this week, and the disturbing details of the allegations have been made public. According to an arrest report that was obtained by TMZ, Kitna shared an image on social media platform Discord..." December 01

  • Jon Kitna Testifies At Son's Child Porn Case Hearing, UF QB Granted Bail

    TMZ "Jon Kitna was in a Florida court room on Thursday morning ... guaranteeing a judge that if his son was granted bail in his child pornography case, the former NFL star would make sure the 19-year-old returned for every required hearing going forward. Jon wore a tie and a checkered..." December 01

  • Florida Gators QB Jalen Kitna arrested for possession of child porn

    Sportsnaut "Sophomore Florida Gators quarterback Jalen Kitna was in line to start the team’s unknown bowl game with starter Anthony Richardson potentially set to sit it out to prepare for the NFL Draft. That’s now not even on the table following troubling news surrounding the..." November 30

  • Florida withdraws scholarship offer to QB Marcus Stokes after video surfaces of him rapping racial slur

    CBS Sports "The University of Florida withdrew a scholarship offer for Nease High School (Fla.) quarterback Marcus Stokes on Sunday after he posted a video on social media of him rapping along to a song using a racial slur. Sports Illustrated reported that Stokes can be seen in the car..." November 21

  • Blue-chip QB Jaden Rashada switches commitment from Miami to Florida

    The Athletic "The Miami Hurricanes’ bad season could be starting to catch up with them in recruiting. Jaden Rashada, the No. 7 ranked quarterback in the 2023 class from Pittsburg, Calif., flipped his commitment late Thursday night from the Hurricanes to the rival Florida..." November 11

  • Will Texas A&M-Florida once again prove pivotal for Jimbo Fisher, Aggies?

    The Athletic "The last time Florida visited Texas A&M, it became an inflection point for the Aggies. A week removed from a 28-point loss at Alabama, Jimbo Fisher entered 1-8 against top-10 teams in his A&M tenure and 0-7 versus top-five teams. A need for validation hung over..." November 04

  • Dijon Johnson, No. 88 overall recruit in 2023 class, commits to Gators

    ESPN "A little more than 2½ months after reopening his commitment, cornerback Dijon Johnson found his new home Thursday when he announced he would be attending Florida to play for new coach Billy Napier. Johnson, from Wharton High School in Tampa, Florida, is No...." October 14

  • Florida's Game vs. Eastern Washington Pushed to Sunday amid Hurricane Ian Concerns

    Bleacher Report "The University of Florida announced Tuesday that the football team's upcoming home game against Eastern Washington has been pushed from Saturday to Sunday as Hurricane Ian continues its path toward Florida. Hurricane Ian is a Category 3 storm expected to make landfall in..." September 28

  • Tennessee WR Cedric Tillman out against Florida due to ankle injury

    ESPN "Tennessee star wide receiver Cedric Tillman will not play against Florida on Saturday because of an ankle injury, sources told ESPN. Tillman injured his ankle last week against Akron midway through the second quarter. With Tennessee having a bye next..." September 24

  • Bill Napier gets real about Florida football getting reality check ahead of showdown vs South Florida

    Clutch Points "Nothing is ever given in football and Florida Gators head coach Bill Napier is very much aware of that. After starting the 2022-23 college football season with a huge win over the no. 7 Utah Utes at home, 29-26, Florida football rode a wave of momentum into Week 2’s matchup against the..." September 14

  • Cam Newton Considered Playing For Virginia Tech

    TMZ "Cam Newton was almost a Hokie -- the NFL MVP revealed to Eli Manning he actually considered playing for Virginia Tech ... wait for it ... because of their team colors! The 33-year-old star free agent QB and style icon -- alongside fashion icon Tim..." September 13

  • Former Florida Coach Dan Mullen Lands ESPN Job

    The Spun "Former Florida football head coach Dan Mullen has located a new opportunity. According to Action Network's Brett McMurphy, Mullen will trade his headset for a clip mic to join ESPN as a studio analyst. Mullen has worked with ESPN in the past, including during last..." August 19

  • Four-star recruit Kelby Collins commits to Florida’s 2023 class

    Sportsnaut "Kelby Collins, a four-star defensive lineman, committed to Florida’s Class of 2023 on Saturday. Collins is ranked as the No. 6 player at the position and the No. 70 overall player in the nation by the 247Sports composite. " August 13

  • Georgia chooses to have option to host recruits at Florida game in Jacksonville

    The Athletic "Georgia has elected to give tickets to recruits at this year’s game against Florida in Jacksonville, or at least have the option to do so. The two schools had for years jointly agreed not to, in part for logistical reasons. It is not an SEC or NCAA rule. Hosting..." August 10