Recruiting: Gators pushing hard for 5-star Ohio State commit Shaun Wade

Head coach Jim McElwain of the Florida Gators waves to the crowd after the game against the Mississippi Rebels on October 3, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
Head coach Jim McElwain of the Florida Gators waves to the crowd after the game against the Mississippi Rebels on October 3, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

We’re right in the middle of the offseason, but recruiting never stops.

Here’s some of the latest recruiting news involving the Gators: Continue reading “Recruiting: Gators pushing hard for 5-star Ohio State commit Shaun Wade”

Gators coaches checking out in-state spring games

Gators offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier (UAA Communications photo by Jay Metz)
Gators offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier (UAA Communications photo by Jay Metz)

A handful of Florida coaches were checking out some of the Gators’ top in-state targets Thursday night.

UF offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier and wide receivers coach Kerry Dixon II were in Tampa for Florida commit Daquon Green (Tampa Bay Tech) and a pair of 2018 teammates from Armwood High School (Seffner, Fla.), wide receiver Warren Thompson and running back Brian Snead.

Running backs coach Tim Skipper and secondary coach Torrian Gray attended Jacksonville Trinity Christian’s spring game to watch Ohio State cornerback commit Shaun Wade, 2018 cornerback Tyreke Johnson and 2018 safety Chamarri Conner, who earned an offer from Michigan on Tuesday.

Defensive line coach Chris Rumph went to see defensive end Zachary Carter of Hillsborough High School in Tampa. Carter told SEC Country two weeks ago the Gators will be tough to beat. Earlier Thursday, Rumph was in Largo to visit Pinellas Park defensive tackle Jordon Scott.

Offensive line coach Mike Summers paid a visit Thursday to Pensacola offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood, an Alabama commit.

New defensive backs coach Torrian Gray looking to build depth in Gators secondary

GAINESVILLE — At Virginia Tech, Torrian Gray built a reputation as one of the top defensive backs coaches in the country. He coached nine players who were eventually taken in the NFL, including Kam Chancellor and All-Americans Victor Harris and Kyle and Kendall Fuller.

Torrian Gray (Photo by Getty Images)
Torrian Gray (Photo by Getty Images)

But when Florida coach Jim McElwain came calling in search of a new defensive backs coach, it was an opportunity too good to pass up for Gray, who is also from Lakeland. Continue reading “New defensive backs coach Torrian Gray looking to build depth in Gators secondary”