Florida football: Ja'Corey Brooks would elevate Gators' offense


Florida football is starting to host their transfer portal targets on campus for visits and making an effort to close on some of their top priorities.

One guy who has been in the portal for a couple of days that the Gators may attempt to go after is Alabama wide receiver transfer Ja'Corey Brooks.

Brooks entered the portal on December 7th, after only having three catches this season with the Crimson Tide while dealing with a shoulder injury all season.

But Ja'Corey has proven that he can produce at a high level against the best teams in the country, and is a guy that could transform the Gators' offense.

Florida football: Round two

Florida was in on Brooks during his recruitment out of high school and hosted him on campus for Junior Day a few months before he committed to Alabama.

Brooks was rated as the second-best receiver in the class of 2021 coming out of IMG and showed us all that he deserved that rating through his first two years in Tuscaloosa.

In 2021 and 2022, Ja'Corey caught a total of 54 passes for 866 yards and 10 touchdowns. He didn't shy away from the moment either, catching ten passes for a touchdown in Bama's 2021 playoff run.

Ja'Corey originally being from Florida could help the Gators out in his recruitment, as well as his familiarity with the program.

The Gators are in need of some extra bodies in the wide receiver room with Ricky Pearsall graduating and Caleb Douglas hitting the portal. Adding Brooks to that group could make it dangerous with Graham Mertz coming back.

Florida is trending in the right direction with a couple of solid transfers, but Billy Napier needs a splash to add to his roster. Ja'Corey could be that guy.