Florida Football Recruiting: Tate Dietz, one of the top long snappers, is in town

The top rated long snapper is taking an unofficial visit to Florida
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We here at Hail Florida Hail have chronicled a number of prospects Florida Football has been going after during the spring cycle as the Gators begin to ramp up their 2025 class.

In town this weekend is a player who may not move the needle in terms of excitement, but would fill a vital role on the squad.

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Tate Dietz is a long snapper out of Texas listed at 6'5" and 205 pounds. He is considered by Rubio Long Snapping to be a 4 1/2-star prospect, which, according to the website's scale, makes him an "FCS Freshman Year Starter, Scholarship Pick or FBS PWO."

While we normally give commentary on whether or not we agree with the ranking, we will admit that judging film on a long snapper is tough to do, so we are just going to nod our head along with this rating.

According to Rubio:

"Starting form is great and when his timing is locked down, he is the top Long Snapper in his class. Upper body is very fast and I want to see him get his legs to be just as quick. Once this happens, Tate will snap an NFL ball, let alone college ball."

Long snapper is one of those positions that a squad doesn't think much about until a team doesn't have one. Go back to the loss against Arkansas, and one of the forgotten moments of the game was the low snap on the extra point in the third quarter that led to a muffed hold and a missed extra point.

So if Dietz is considered one of the better long snappers, it wouldn't hurt to bring him to Gainesville.

According to a post on X, Dietz will be in town this weekend for Florida's practice and scrimmage.