When Jim McElwain took over the Florida Gators football program in 2015, tight ends were expected to become a key piece of the offense. A position that hadn’t been much of a factor in recent years would finally step out of the shadows.
McElwain’s previous offenses at Alabama and Colorado State were known for effectively using tight ends as mismatches. His ideas to create a more dynamic offense were certainly welcome at Florida.
Two seasons have now passed and Florida’s tight ends still haven’t made a huge impact. Despite a great deal of talent, the underachieving position group...
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Enrolling at college early is a sacrifice but it’s a move that is already paying dividends for several new Florida Gators.
They should be enjoying the last few months of high school, getting ready for prom and hanging out with their friends but instead graduated high school early and are cramming in the film room, studying a new playbook and sweating next to a new group of friend out on the practice field in Gainesville.
On Monday Jim McElwain singled out Kemore Gamble and Kadeem Telfort as two freshmen that are taking advantage of the head start they earned themselves over the rest of...
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Kemore GambleSchool: Southridge Hometown: Miami, FL Height: 6’3 Weight: 220 Position: Tight End Rivals Ranking: 4-star Recruited by: Kerry Dixon Notable: Gamble brought in 28 catches for 438 yards and eight touchdowns in his senior season at Southridge. He also had four carries for 13 yards and four touchdowns. He helped lead his team to an 8A Florida state title in 2016. Gamble competed in The Opening...
Defensive back C.J. Henderson (6-1, 175, Miami, FL. Columbus) has been a prospect that Florida Gators recruiting fans have been talking about since last summer when he decomitted from Miami.
This past weekend Henderson took his official visit to Florida and his father Chris Henderson Sr. recapped the visit for us.
"It went pretty great,” Henderson Sr. said. “We had a good time. Everything went well."
Henderson has been on the Gators campus multiple times this year but this visit was more for his family to see everything.
"I had been to Florida before. I brought C.J. up for an...
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The Florida Gators had two of their commits on campus this weekend for official visits.
Linebacker Ventrell Miller (6-1, 210, Lakeland, FL. Kathleen) was one of those commits on campus and he enjoyed his time in Gainesville.
“The visit was very good, I had fun and enjoyed myself,” Miller said. “Basically went out with the players and we went to Coach Mac’s house today [Sunday]. We got to tour the campus and all that kind of stuff. Vosean Joseph and David Reese were my host.”
While hanging out with Reese and Joseph, Miller got the chance to learn more about the Gators defense...
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This Gator Country podcast brings you the latest on what happened during the Florida Gators football camp last week, as the Gators hosted several commits on campus for camp.
Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre break down how each of the Gators commits during the camp, plus what other visitors impressed us while on campus.
Andrew and Nick also talk the latest trash talk from Jalen Tabor, plus recap how the Gators baseball team during the Gainesville regional last weekend.
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The Florida Gators recruiting class had two of its commits in town this past Friday night for the 7-on-7 tournament that was held on the Gators’ practice fields.
Gators tight end commit Kemore Gamble (6-3, 220, Miami, FL Southridge) was one of them on campus and he had a great night at what he calls “home.”
“It’s feel great to be back home where I’m supposed to at playing,” Gamble said of playing on the Gators field. “This most definitely a look at what’s to come for me in my future. I feel like I’m at home here.”
Receivers coach Kerry Dixon is the main recruiter...
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Last weekend in Gainesville several prospects on the Florida Gators recruiting radar were in town for the Gators football camp, where there was a 7-on-7 tournament and lineman challenge.
Gator Country was also in attendance and David Bowie brings you a photo gallery from all of the action, which included photos of three Florida Gators commits including Kemore Gamble, Kadarius Toney and Daquon Green.
Make sure to check out this photo gallery to see how the camp went, plus see what some future players looked like during the tournament and lineman camp.
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The Florida Gators recruiting efforts for this summer will get underway this weekend when the Gators host several big name prospects on campus.
Some of those prospects will be taking part in camp or the 7-on-7 tournament being held on Friday, but some prospects will simply just be visiting Gainesville.
These summer visits are big ones as a lot of out of state prospects visit Gainesville for the first time.
Gator Country brings you a complete Florida Gators recruiting visitors list for this weekend.
Oddly enough two of the Florida Gators’...
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The Florida Gators will get their summer camp circuit underway on Friday night when they host a 7-on-7 tournament in Gainesville. In addition to the 7-on-7 tournament the Gators will host a offensive line/defensive line camp on Friday night.
Last year the 7-on-7 tournament produced two commits and the Gators also had several of its commits on campus where the Florida coaching staff was able to evaluate them in person.
This year’s Friday night event is packed with a lot of good high school football teams from Florida and one from Georgia that will be competing in Gainesville. ...
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There’s good news and there’s bad news for the Gators.
ESPN released its first list of the top 300 football prospects in the Class of 2017 on Wednesday. That’s not the good news or the bad news.
The good news is that all four of Florida’s 2017 commits are ranked in the ESPN 300 list.
The bad news is that none of them are ranked in the top 75. Meanwhile, Alabama and Florida State each have two commits in the top 75, while Miami has one of its commits in the top 75.
Four-star Tampa Bay Tech wide receiver Daquon Green is the highest ranked 2017 Gators commit at No. 79. Green committed to Florida on July 24 and caught 31 passes for 734 yards and 10 touchdowns as a high school junior last season.
Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas quarterback Jake Allen is next at No. 147 on the ESPN 300 list. The four-star prospect threw for 1,691 yards and 18 touchdowns to eight interceptions as a high school junior last season.
Miami-Southridge tight end Kemore Gamble, who recently committed to the Gators on April 8, comes in at No. 237 on the list. Miami-Washington offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort rounds out the list for Florida commits, as he’s listed at No. 258.
The Gators’ 2017 class is currently ranked 42nd nationally by 247Sports. But it’s still very early to start worrying about the group …
GatorCountry brings you our latest podcast as we review the Florida Gators spring game from Friday night as the Gators hosted its first annual spring game at night time.
Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre discuss the atmosphere from the spring game, plus discuss how the quarterbacks performed and who stands out at the position after the spring.
Andrew and Nick also discuss the offense players in general, plus who stood out on defense and how the recruiting portion of the spring game went for the coaching staff.
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The Gators received some good news less than an hour after their spring game.
Miami-Southridge tight end Kemore Gamble committed to Florida’s 2017 class shortly after the spring game Friday night. Gamble is rated as a three-star tight end by 247Sports and Rivals.
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The 6-foot-4, 216-pound Gamble is the country’s 13th-best 2017 tight end, according to 247 Sports. His highlight tape shows a physical player who can be used as a blocker and a pass-catching tight end out wide.
Although Florida is still fairly young at tight end with junior DeAndre Goolsby and redshirt sophomore C’yontai Lewis expected to be the Gators’ primary tight ends this season, Gamble’s commitment is an important one. Florida did not sign a tight end in 2016, so it’s important to add at least one during this recruiting cycle.
“I will make history there, and they’re getting a go-getter type of player,” Gamble said to Scout. “I chose the Gators because it’s been my dream school since I was a new born, so it was in my blood. I also have a chance to come in and play early. The last reason why is because who doesn’t want to play in the Swamp? It’s the place to be and always rocking.
It’s been a while since the Gators could add a prospect to their 2017 class. Before Gamble’s pledge, Florida had not received a 2017 commitment since July when four-star wide receiver Daquon Green, four-star quarterback Jake Allen and three-star offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort each committed.
Gamble is the fourth recruit to join the Gators’ 2017 class. The group is ranked 28th nationally by 247Sports and 23rd nationally by Rivals.
The Florida Gators picked up its fourth commitment for the class of 2017 when tight end Kemore Gamble (6-3, 220, Miami, FL Southridge) committed to Florida.
Gamble, who decommitted from Miami earlier this spring has visited the Gators twice this spring and decided to commit on Friday.
Tight ends coach Greg Nord sat down with Gamble during his last visit and showed him how the Gators use their tight ends.
“Coach Nord showed me a couple of films of how they used #83 [Jake McGee],” Gamble said. ““I was looking at the tight ends and how they move around.I was looking at how they...
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There was a packed house in Gainesville on Monday as over a dozen prospects from South Florida visited the Florida Gators for spring practice.
One of those visitors on campus Monday was tight end Kemore Gamble (6-3, 220, Miami, FL Southridge) and he paid a lot of attention to his position group during practice.
“I was looking at the tight ends and how they move around,” Gamble said. “I was looking at how they motion and stuff like that. They use the tight ends a lot and motion a lot.”
Gamble got the chance to watch some game film with tight ends coach Greg Nord and the tight...
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