Jul 16, 2013; Hoover, AL, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel talks with the media during the 2013 SEC football media days at the Hyatt Regency. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Driskel, Dante Fowler, Vernon Hargeaves Headed to SEC Media Days


SEC Media Days start next week, which signifies the unofficial beginning of the new football season. This year, Will Muschamp will take quarterback Jeff Driskel, BUCK Dante Fowler, and cornerback Vernon Hargreaves with him to Hoover, AL.

Commissioner Mike Slive kicks off the event with the State of the SEC Address on Monday at 12:30 CT and the contingents from Auburn, Florida, and Vanderbilt will follow. On Tuesday, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, and Tennessee will take the stage, followed by Missouri, LSU, and Arkansas on Wednesday. Also speaking Wednesday will be The final day will feature the rest of the SEC schools, starting with Ole Miss, Georgia, Alabama, and Kentucky. Also speaking Thursday will be SEC Coordinator of Football Officials Steve Shaw, SEC Network General Manager Justin Connolly, and College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock.

It makes sense that Driskel, Fowler, and Hargreaves will represent the Gators at this year’s SEC Media Days. They were recently named to some prestigious watch lists and should be the backbone of a bounce back season. Driskel was at the Media Days last year, along with two Gators now playing for the New England Patriots, Dominique Easley and Jon Halapio. Here’s what Driskel had to say.

Meanwhile, Fowler and Hargreaves will be looked to this season to provide leadership in the front seven and secondary. They were both consistently on the field last season and earned some accolades in the process. Hargreaves makes sense to take with you to Media Days if only because he’s the son of a coach and understands the press.

The SEC Media days take place July 14-17 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel. The full list of athletes participating can be seen below (h/t SECsports.com)

2014 SEC FOOTBALL MEDIA DAYS PARTICIPATING STUDENT-ATHLETES

Alabama
•Landon Collins, Safety
•Amari Cooper, Wide Receiver
•Christion Jones, Wide Receiver

Arkansas
•Brey Cook, Offensive Guard
•Trey Flowers, Defensive End
•Alan Turner, Safety

Auburn
•Nick Marshall, Quarterback
•Reese Dismukes, Center
•Gabe Wright, Defensive Linemen

Florida
•Jeff Driskel , Quarterback
•Dante Fowler, Defensive End
•Vernon Hargreaves III, Cornerback

Georgia
•Chris Conley, Flanker
•Todd Gurley, Tailback
•Ramik Wilson, Linebacker

Kentucky
•Bud Dupree, Defensive End
•Jordan Swindle, Offensive Tackle
•Za’Darius Smith, Defensive End

LSU
•La’el Collins, Offensive Tackle
•Terrence Magee, Running Back
•D.J. Welter, Linebacker

Ole Miss
•CJ Johnson, Defensive End
•Cody Prewitt, Safety
•Bo Wallace, Quarterback

Mississippi State
•Jay Hughes, Safety
•Benardrick McKinney, Linebacker
•Dak Prescott, Quarterback

Missouri
•Evan Boehm, Center
•Markus Golden, Defensive End
•Maty Mauk, Quarterback

South Carolina
•A.J. Cann, Offensive Guard
•J.T. Surratt, Defensive Tackle
•Dylan Thompson, Quarterback

Tennessee
•Mack Crowder, Offensive Line
•AJ Johnson, Linebacker
•Curt Maggitt, Defensive End

Texas A&M
•Deshazor Everett, Defensive Back
•Drew Kaser, Punter
•Cedric Ogbuehi, Offensive Tackle

Vanderbilt
•Adam Butler, Defensive Line
•Steven Scheu, Tight End
•Andrew Williamson, Safety

ESPN, ESPNU, and WatchESPN has coverage of the event as it takes place. We will certainly keep you updated if any of the Gators make news.

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