Florida football has been very, very quiet in the transfer portal. To the point where some fans are starting to get restless, and wondering what Billy Napier is doing with his 6-7 roster to make it a contender.
But maybe this isn’t all that bad, and maybe the Gators are poised to make some noise in the portal soon.
Florida has offered Louisiana transfer DB Trey Amos, who is in the transfer portal after three years with the Rajun’ Cajuns, including two coached by Billy Napier.
Amos is a very good athlete and would bring a great combination of size and quickness to the Gator secondary.
At 6’1”-197, he’s actually the exact same size as Jason Marshall Jr., so he has the frame to be plugged right into the Gator defense.
In high school, he was a track athlete as well as a football player, with personal bests of 11.49 in the 100m and 23.55 in the 200m.
He’s also a great long jumper, winning the Louisiana Class 2A State Championships in 2019 with a 22-9 3/4 personal best after his second-place finish in 2018.
While his sprint times don’t blow you away, his long jump ability shows explosiveness and firepower, both of which are necessary qualities to play DB in the SEC.
In the 2022 season for ULL, he recorded 36 tackled and eight pass deflections. He has one interception for his career which came in 2020, his true freshman season.
If Amos were to be a Gator, I don’t think we’d see him start opposite Marshall in the secondary. Trey would be more of a depth piece and cover snaps when guys went down or needed a breather.
Regardless of his expected contribution, landing Trey out of the portal could help the Gators gain some momentum there, and there’s no such thing as too much depth at a key position like corner.
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