Florida Football: Three freshmen not named DJ Lagway we are excited to see

DJ Lagway is to headliner for this freshman class, but there are some under the radar guys we are also keeping an eye on

Florida Gators head coach Billy Napier runs out of the tunnel at the start of the Florida Georgia
Florida Gators head coach Billy Napier runs out of the tunnel at the start of the Florida Georgia / Doug Engle/Gainesville Sun / USA TODAY
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Spring practice is underway for Florida Football and the season of players running through drills against air is upon us. Eventually the intensity will ramp up and depth charts will be formulated.

As is the case in the modern day, almost all of Florida's incoming freshmen are on campus to take part in Spring practice. DJ Lagway is the headliner, as are LJ McCray and Myles Graham, but there are three other freshmen that were signed as part of the class of 2024 that we are excited to see if they can make a early dent in the lineup.

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Tank Hawkins

Known as Jerrae Hawkins during the recruitment process, Tank Hawkins is probably the fastest player the Gators will have on their roster for the 2024 season.

Hawkins ran a verified 10.37 seconds in the 100 meter dash during his junior campaign while at IMG. He could legit win the event in a number of mid major conferences track and field meets.

And with plenty of attention to be paid to Tre Wilson, there should be some creative ways to let Hawkins get the ball in space and create havoc.

Jadan Baugh

When he committed to Florida late in the process and flipped from Arkansas, we knew Jadan Baugh was a physical running back. But we may have underestimated how physical of a back he was.

Montrell Johnson will still get bulk of the carries and Baugh is part of a four back log jam fighting to get RB2 carries, so it is possible Baugh is seen very little in the 2024 season.

But at 6'1" and 237 pounds, we also wouldn't be shocked to see Baugh utilized as a goal line back throughout the season to bulldoze his way into the end zone.

Jameer Grimsley

Another player who came into the fold for the Gators late, Jameer Grimsley transferred over to Florida from Alabama after Nick Saban retired.

Grimsley is a corner back listed at 6'2" and is the third tallest DB listed on Florida's Spring roster.

With new defensive backs coach Will Harris in the fold, there should be opportunity from Grimsley to see early playing time.