Florida football: Will the Gators go after Evan Stewart in the transfer portal?

Stewart is one of the best wideouts available, and would be a huge addition to Florida's transfer class
Sep 30, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Evan Stewart (1) catches a
Sep 30, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Evan Stewart (1) catches a / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Florida football has started to gain some momentum in the transfer portal after a frustratingly slow start to the cycle.

They've strung together three commitments out of the portal, and are lining up several other visits to try and add to it.

Now, Billy Napier has another top target to go after in Texas A&M wide receiver transfer Evan Stewart, who entered his name in the portal this evening.

If the Gators can make a run at Stewart, they'll find themselves with a dynamic playmaker, and an offense-changing talent as they head into 2024.

Florida football: Need to land a big fish

Napier has landed commitments from three very solid players in the portal at positions of need who will walk into camp and be immediate contributors.

But to be competitive in the SEC, you need to be able to go out and land some of the best talent in the portal as well, not just guys who profile as decent additions. Evan Stewart is one of those guys that everyone in the country is going to want.

As a member of the 2022 recruiting class, he was ranked as the best receiver int he country on 247 Sports and the No. 6 player in the nation.

In his two years in College Station, he totaled 91 catches for 1,163 yards and six touchdowns. He was the go to guy for the Aggies even though he was an underclassman.

Now, that talent is in the portal and up for grabs.

The Gators have a vacancy in the wide receiver room with Ricky Pearsall leaving. Stewart could come in and immediately be the number one guy. Graham Mertz proved himself as a reliable QB last season, and DJ Lagway is coming in as well.

Now, Stewart could easily set his sights on a program that is set up to contend for a championship next season, which the Gators are not.

But he is a guy that Napier and his staff can't afford to let go to another program without giving him a call.