During yesterday’s signing day press conference, Will Muschamp was asked if they were done or if they expected any more signees. Muschamp tersely responded:
“There’s always a possibility but I can only comment on the players that are here today.”
At the time, there were rumors afloat of a couple of guys who the staff was still working on getting into this class, one a lineman/tight end and the other a punter.
Asked about numbers across the offensive line in yesterday’s press conference Muschamp mentioned that they would like to add at least one more.
Today they did just that with the addition of Trevon Young from Bradenton Braden River high school. Young is 6-5 270 and is extremely raw as a football player having only played for a couple of seasons. A basketball player most of his life, he turned down a basketball scholarship to Eckerd College in St. Petersburg to sign with the Gators, likely the only time you’ll see the Gators matched up against a division two basketball school for a football recruit.
The Gators have been in contact with him all year but held off making an offer until signing day. A big guy with athleticism he will be looked at along the offensive and defensive lines and at tight end as well.
In a story by Zach Alboverdi on gatorsports.com, Young’s high school coach Curt Bradley was quoted as saying,
“His recruitment was a burden on him because he didn’t know if he wanted to stick with basketball or not. That’s his first love,” Bradley said.
“But once he decided on football, there was no doubt where he wanted to go. He loved the UF campus and coaches.”
The addition of Young brings the signing class to 29 and still a rumor floating of a punter who may be added to this class as well. Stay tuned for more information on that.