Florida’s tight ends caught a total of four passes last year. FOUR. Former Virginia Cavalier tight end Jake McGee has decided to transfer to Florida to help out the Gators’ meager production out of his position. 247 Sports‘ Luke Stampini was the first to report the story:
— Luke Stampini (@LukeStampini) May 9, 2014
McGee confirmed it:
I will be playing my 5th year at The University of Florida. GO Gators!
— Jake McGee (@JakeOvaTheWorld) May 9, 2014
McGee is a 6’6″ 250 lbs target that will immediately help quarterback Jeff Driskel throw down the middle of the field. His big body and athleticism, as you can see in the picture above, offer an element at the tight end position not seen since Urban Meyer was still head coach at Florida. In 2012 for UVA, McGee caught 28 balls for 374 yards and five touchdowns. Last season, his production was up with 48 catches for 395 yards, but his TD total was down to two. He still did better than any Gator tight end. Not one caught a TD pass last season.
McGee fills a spot of extreme need for Florida and will be eligible in 2014. He starts classes at UF on Monday. Stay tuned to how he learns the new offense and progresses throughout the summer, leading into the fall.