The Justin Fields’ show pulled into Gainesville on Tuesday afternoon and stayed in Gainesville for a little more than 24 hours before the quarterback headed home with his mother.
Fields is one of the most sought after quarterbacks in the country and he visited Georgia, Auburn and Florida State last week prior to his trip to Gainesville.
GatorCountry is going to bring you some of things that Fields was able to do on his trip that included meeting a Gator legend.
Florida rolled out the red carpet for Fields and his mom during his time in Gainesville and it started from the moment he...
Read the rest here: Details of Justin Fields’ visit to the Florida Gators
Last week the Florida Gators picked up another 2019 commitment after one of Jim McElwain’s football camps.
2019 athlete Marcus Tillman (6-0, 195, Orlando, FL. Jones) decided to commit to Florida after a meeting with the head man himself.
“Coach McElwain was telling me what I wanted to hear and Florida is my dream school,” Tillman said on why he committed. “I’ve always wanted to go there so I just decide to commit.”
Tillman was in McElwain’s office when he told the Gators about his decision to commit and the news was well received.
“He was real happy and he give me a...
Read the rest here: An excited Tillman always wanted to join the Florida Gators
Last Saturday the Florida Gators hosted two of its 2019 commitments on campus that had the chance to watch the summer camp.
One of those on campus was 2019 athlete commit Tyrique Stevenson (6-1, 180, Homestead, FL. South Dade) and he got the chance to see everything Florida had to offer on Saturday.
“It was a great visit. I really like it up there,” Stevenson said of his recent visit to Florida. “We walked around the camp and met the coaches. We walked around buildings and checked those out and just walked around campus. I got to see campus.”
While on campus Stevenson had the...
Read the rest here: Stevenson solid with his commitment to the Florida Gators
The Florida Gators picked up a new commit on Saturday when defensive end Taylor Upshaw (6-5, 240, Bradenton, FL. Braden River) committed while on campus.
Upshaw picked up a Gators offer a few weeks ago and said he knew he wanted to commit because of several reasons.
“It was just a perfect fit for me,” Upshaw said on why he decided to commit on Saturday. “I like the coaching staff, the school is close to my house, has my major, great academics and they play in the SEC, so it doesn’t get much better than that.”
The defensive end told head coach Jim McElwain about his...
Read the rest here: Florida Gators a “perfect fit” for Upshaw
The Florida Gators started the week off on a high note as the coaching staff picked up another commitment on Monday morning.
Safety Deontai Williams (6-0, 185, Jones JUCO) committed to Florida on Monday morning after visiting the Gators over the weekend.
Williams was a former commit to Florida out of Jacksonville Trinity Christian but was unable to qualify so enrolled at Jones County JUCO last year. The safety was unable to play last year due to an ACL injury but his knee has checked out with all of the coaching staff’s.
The safety had a busy spring as he picked up offers from the...
Read the rest here: Williams joins the Florida Gators class again
GatorCountry brings you a new podcast as we talk about the newest Florida Gators quarterback, Malik Zaire who's planning to transfer to Florida this summer.
Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre break down the move for Zaire, plus talk about the big weekend for the Gators recruiting classes last week, plus talk Justin Fields decommitment from Penn State.
Andrew and Nick also break down the diamond sports and what the baseball team has to face this weekend in the Super Regionals this weekend.
Read the rest here: Zaire, Florida Gators recruiting and more: Podcast
Last weekend was the first camp session for the Florida Gators this summer and that included several big underclassmen working out for the staff.
One of those underclassmen working out for Florida is 2019 offensive lineman Doug Nester (6-5, 295, Huntington, WV. Spring Valley) who got to tour the campus before improving his game with the staff on Friday night.
“It was really good, the coaching was great,” Nester said of Florida’s camp last Friday. “The drills went good and helped me out. I felt like I got a little bit better today because they were telling me things to work...
Read the rest here: Nester has high interest in the Florida Gators
It has been a busy past few for the Florida Gators recruiting class of 2019 and on Monday they added yet another member to the class.
2019 offensive lineman Andrew Coker (6-7, 335, Katy, TX. Taylor) announced his commitment to Florida after spending the weekend in Gainesville and he explained why he decided to announce on Monday.
“Mainly, I really like the Gators in general,” Coker said on why he committed on Monday. “ I was just waiting for my dad to get back from his vacation to have him be there with me, so that
Coker committed to both head coach Jim McElwain and offensive...
Read the rest here: Coker the newest member of the Florida Gators recruiting class
The Florida Gators coaching staff hosted several targets over the weekend including one of the top offensive linemen in the country.
Offensive lineman William Barnes (6-4, 312, Apopka, FL. High) was on campus on Saturday where he wanted to watch a few of the Gators coaches in action.
“It went really great,” Barnes said. “I got to talk to the coaches a little bit. I got to hang out with them a lot. I came out here to watch the defensive line coach Chris Rumph and offensive line coach Brad Davis coach a little bit.”
After watching Davis coach, Barnes had the chance to speak with...
Read the rest here: Barnes likes the family atmosphere of the Florida Gators
Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:
OKLAHOMA CITY – The University of Florida softball team secured a spot in the finals of the Women's College World Series with a 5-2 victory over Washington on Sunday at USA Hall of Fame Stadium. The Gators had seven hits on the day, while left-hander Delanie Gourley limited the Huskies to just two.
Overall, Florida is now 13-1 at the WCWS since 2014, which is the most wins in the country during that span.
The Florida Gators recruiting camp session open on Friday night when the Gators hosted a 7-on-7 tournament and an offensive/defensive line camp.
Following Friday’s night camp, 2019 offensive line Clay Webb (6-3, 297, Oxford, AL. High) picked up an offer from Florida after working with offensive line coach Brad Davis.
“Coach McElwain offered,” Webb said on which coach offered him. “He said that he wanted me to be a part of the family. I think he would be a good coach to play under. I like Florida and it was a beautiful campus.”
This was Webb’s first trip to Florida and he...
Read the rest here: Webb likes Davis a lot and his coaching style: Florida Gators recruiting
The Florida Gators recruiting class of 2019 added a new member to the class on Saturday morning.
2019 athlete Maurice Goolsby (6-5, 196, Dunnellon, FL. High) announced his commitment on Saturday morning.
"First off, I would like to thank God for blessing me with the talent he gave me and the opportunity to further my education at the next level," Goolsby tweeted. "After long consideration with my family, I would like to announce my commitment to my dream school! I will be committing to the University of Florida."
Goolsby has been a frequent visitor to Florida and he says the home feel is a...
Read the rest here: Goolsby joins the Florida Gators recruiting class
The Florida Gators coaching staff hosted several guys on campus on Friday including a few guys committed to other schools and other instate rivals.
One of those prospects was Miami defensive back commit Randy Russell (5-11, 180, Miami, FL. Carol City) who enjoyed his visit on Friday night.
“This is a home, it’s great to know that they want me to come here,” Russell said of Florida. “It’s a great feeling to have.”
Russell liked Florida a lot before he committed to Miami this winter and he says that Florida is still a school he likes a lot.
“Florida is a prestigious...
Read the rest here: Russell likes Florida Gators despite Miami commitment
Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:
OKLAHOMA CITY – Behind a balanced offensive attack, some stellar defense and a dominant performance from Kelly Barnhill, the University of Florida softball team blanked LSU, 7-0, to reach the semifinals of the Women's College World Series on Friday evening at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.
After defeating Texas A&M on Thursday, 8-0, Florida (57-8) exploded for seven runs on nine hits on Friday. UF's 15 runs are the most its scored to open the WCWS since...
Read the rest here: Barnhill powers Florida Gators softball to NCAA semifinals
Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:
OKLAHOMA CITY – The University of Florida softball team defeated Texas A&M, 8-0 (5 innings), on Thursday in the first game of the Women's College World Series. Florida (56-8) used two runs in the first, two in the second, one in the third and three in the fourth to defeat the ninth-seeded Aggies (47-12) in front of a large crowd at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.
Sophomore Kelly Barnhill found herself in some immediate trouble on Thursday as a walk and an...
Read the rest here: Florida Gators softball starts WCWS with a run-rule win
The Florida Gators started their summer off on a high note when they picked up a big commitment on Thursday morning.
Athlete Amari Burney (6-1, 215, Clearwater, FL. Calvary Christian) announced his commitment to Florida on Thursday at his school when he picked the Gators over Ohio State and Virginia Tech.
Burney spoke to GatorCountry.com about why he picked the Gators over the Buckeyes and Hokies.
“The family feeling, my parents have a great relationship with Coach [Doug] Nussmeier and Coach Mac,” Burney said on why he committed to Florida. “I have a great relationship with them...
Read the rest here: The family feel led Burney to the Florida Gators
The Women’s College World Series will get underway on Thursday morning in Oklahoma City when the number one seed Florida Gators softball team takes the field for the first game.
Joining the Gators in the World Series are Texas A&M, LSU, UCLA, Oregon, Washington, Oklahoma and Baylor. Florida will take on Texas A&M in game one on Thursday.
On Florida’s side of the bracket is Texas A&M, UCLA and LSU. The Gators only faced UCLA this year and they defeated the Bruins 9-4 in California.
GatorCountry.com will preview the Gators side of the bracket in this preview of the...
Read the rest here: WCWS preview for the Florida Gators softball team
GatorCountry brings you a new podcast as we discuss the Florida Gators diamond sports as the baseball team was selected as a national seed on Monday.
Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre also break down the SEC spring meetings that are taking place in Destin this week and the big topic is the graduation transfer rule. Andrew and Nick discuss that and Malik Zaire possibly choosing Florida if the rule is changed.
Andrew and Nick finish the podcast by talking recruiting and the Gators softball team in the Women's College World Series starting on Thursday...
Read the rest here: SEC spring meetings and Florida Gators diamond sports: Podcast
The Florida Gators recruiting class of 2019 got its sixth member on Sunday when a local prospect committed to Florida.
2019 defensive back Trent Whittemore (6-3, 190, Gainesville, FL. Buchholz) announced his commitment on Twitter just days after getting his Gators offer.
“I got the offer early in the week,” Whittemore said. “I didn’t want to be rash but after praying and thinking all this week, I’m confident that I want to be a Gator.”
Whittemore’s decision to stay home and play for his mom’s [Missy Aggertt] former school who was a former Gators volleyball player was...
Read the rest here: Whittemore the newest 2019 Florida Gators recruiting commit
Special report on the Florida Gators softball:
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Behind an Amanda Lorenz two-run home run and a brilliant performance from Delanie Gourley in the circle, the No. 1-seeded University of Florida softball team evened its NCAA Super Regional series with Alabama on Friday with a 2-0 win at KSP Stadium.
UF (54-8) and UA (46-17) will meet on Saturday at 5 p.m. with a trip to the NCAA Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City on...
Read the rest here: Gourley takes Florida Gators softball to a Game 3
Monday was a busy day for the Florida Gators coaching staff as several 2018 offers were sent out as the staff closes out the evaluation period this week.
Linebackers coach Tim Skipper was one of the coaches who offered a prospect when he offered linebacker Richard Jibunor (6-3, 206, Athens, GA. Christian) after visiting his school.
“It was Coach Skipper, the linebackers coach,” Jibunor said of the coach who offered him. “He just said he likes the way I move and how fast I am and he likes my size. He’s just watched my film and he just loves me a lot and saw me today he was very...
Read the rest here: Jibunor has a lot of interest in the Florida Gators
It has been a very busy spring for the Florida Gators coaching staff that has included thousands of miles traveled and dozens offer handed out and that continued last week in Georgia.
Defensive backs coach Corey Bell was in Georgia last week and after watching Minnesota cornerback commit Terell Smith (6-0, 170, Snellville, GA. South Gwinnett) practice he delivered some good news to the corner a day later over the phone.
“Coach Corey Bell offered me over the phone,” Smith said. “He was just asking me what position do I prefer and asking me like just questions to get to know me a...
Read the rest here: Minnesota corner commit talks Florida Gators offer
Spring football is coming to end, which means the spring evaluation period for the Florida Gators coaching staff is close to being finished.
On Friday, the Gators had coaches watching several spring games including two of them who were watching receiver Jacob Copeland’s (6-0, 192, Pensacola, FL. Escambia) spring game.
Florida was joined in Pensacola by coaches from Alabama and Ole Miss and that was something Copeland noticed.
“It means a lot because all of the coaches stay on me and let me know they want me,” Copeland said of all the college coaches at his game. “All of those...
Read the rest here: “All love for the Florida Gators” for Copeland
Special report on the Florida Gators women's tennis team:
ATHENS, Ga. – Top-seeded Florida won the doubles point for the 25th time this season and earned a spot in the NCAA Championships Final Four for the 25th time in program history.
The Gators carried that momentum of winning the initial team point and knocked off ninth-seeded Oklahoma State, 4-1, in the NCAA Quarterfinals played at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex Sunday afternoon.
Sunday's match was the second time this season the two programs squared off, with Florida (27-3) capturing the 4-2 decision in Gainesville back on...
Read the rest here: Florida Gators women’s tennis advances to the Final Four
Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida softball team advanced to the NCAA Super Regional round for the 10th time in program history after the team downed Oklahoma State 5-0 in game seven of the NCAA Gainesville Regional.
The Gators (53-7) were upended 1-0 in the first game of the day by the Cowgirls (38-25) but rebounded with resounding force in a winner take all contest.
Senior Delanie Gourley (20-4) received the nod to start in the circle for the final game and set the tone as she struck out the side on just 12...
Read the rest here: Florida Gators softball advances to the Super Regionals
GatorCountry brings you a new edition of Spivey Senses where we break down the news and notes from the Florida Gators recruiting class of 2018.
GC will bring you a two part series and we started on offense on Wednesday so let's move to defense in this edition.
Here are some of the things that you will learn from this edition of Spivey Senses:
Where are things at the defensive line position?
Who are some of the guys that Florida is looking at for linebacker?
The biggest names to fill spots for DBU
That and much more
It’s a huge period of time for the Florida Gators recruiting staff and every coaching staff in America as the recruiting evaluation period is currently under way.
For the last few weeks through the end of May, the Gators coaches will be visiting prospects around the country and watching them practice.
Gator Country’s members have a lot of questions about how the 2018 class will shake out and who are the top prospects that the Gators are after right now. We answer your questions in this week’s Florida Gators recruiting mailbag.
Well let’s dive right in to this week’s...
Read the rest here: Florida Gators recruiting mailbag: May 18th edition
One of the biggest positions of needs for the Florida Gators recruiting class of 2018 is finding a pass rushing defensive end.
On Monday the Gators went out and offered one of the top JUCO’s in 2018 when they offered defensive end Dorian Gerald (6-3, 225, Santa Clarita, CA. College of the Canyons) after a phone call with Florida.
“Coach [Drew] Hughes asked me to call him and then he offered when I called,” Gerald said of who offered him from Florida. “I was in class when he first DM’ed me and told me to give him a call. Me and Coach [Chris] Rumph have been in contact for a...
Read the rest here: Gerald knows of playing time at UF: Florida Gators recruiting
Several 2019 offers have been going out the last few weeks as the Florida Gators coaching staff travels across the country during the spring evaluation.
That continued last week when running backs coach JaJuan Seider was in South Florida and offered 2019 receiver Ja’markis Weston (6-3, 185, Clewiston, FL. High) after watching him.
“Coach Seider offered me,” Weston said of who offered him from Florida. “He came by my practice and he was watching me and then I called him afterwards and that was when he told me he was offering me as a receiver.”
When Seider and Weston spoke...
Read the rest here: Weston and Seider hitting it off early: Florida Gators
The Florida Gators were very active on the recruiting trail last week and they offered several prospects including a 2018 prospect from South Florida.
Rutgers cornerback commit Rachad Wildgoose Jr. (5-11, 190, Miami, FL. Northwestern) picked up the offer from Gators defensive coordinator Randy Shannon last week.
“My head coach told me that Florida was there and that they were watching me,” Wildgoose said of the day he was offered. “Coach Shannon was out at my practice and then he told my head coach that he was offering me.”
Despite being a commit to Rutgers, Wildgoose admits...
Read the rest here: Florida Gators offer means a lot to Wildgoose