Recruiting: Gators to bring in two quarterbacks in 2017? Recruits sign aid agreements

By Adam Silverstein
December 22, 2016
Recruiting: Gators to bring in two quarterbacks in 2017? Recruits sign aid agreements
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Image Credit: Scott Donaldson / AL.com

Two members of the Florida Gators‘ 2017 recruiting class signed financial aid agreements with the University of Florida on Thursday in hopes of enrolling in school early next month — four-star tight end Kemore Gamble and three-star cornerback Shawn Davis, both out of Miami.

Gamble (6-foot-4, 216 pounds) is presently the sixth-highest rated commitment for Florida in 2017, while Davis (5-foot-11, 190 pounds) is ranked as the 50th best player at his position nationally.

The point of signing the financial aid agreement is for a player to secure his scholarship offer with a program. It can theoretically be done on or after Aug. 1 of a prospect’s senior year, but many need to make sure they remain on track to graduate early as the school will not accept the agreement until being sure that is the case.


Earlier this month, three-star athlete Kadarius Toney (Eight Mile, AL) said he plans to join Florida as a quarterback, which would make him the second signal caller in the class alongside three-star QB Jake Allen (Fort Lauderdale, FL). He expressed this sentiment to AL.com and other outlets while preparing for an Alabama high school all-star game. Toney, a dual-threat star, finished the season with 3,521 total yards and 36 touchdowns, posting 601 total yards in the final game of his high school career.

Allen has previously said he had no issue with the Gators going after a second quarterback, though it was presumed he was talking about a player not already committed to the program. It will be interesting to see if Toney actually winds up playing quarterback for Florida and how that affects the competition at the position next season.


The Gators’ 2017 recruiting class remains underwhelming and in need of massive work. It stands at 14 members and is ranked No. 20 nationally in the 247Sports Composite, ninth in the SEC and behind both of Florida’s nonconference rivals in Florida State and Miami.

CommitPos.Rating
Tedarrell Slaton (69)
DL
James Robinson (114)
WR
Zachary Carter (127)
DE
Chris Henderson (135)
CB
Brad Stewart (153)
CB
Marco Wilson (198)
DB
Daquon Green (233)
WR
Kadeem Telfort (229)*
OT
T.J. Moore (249)
OL
Elijah Conliffe
DT
Kemore Gamble*
TE
Kyree Campbell*
DT
Kadarius Toney*
ATH
Malik Davis
RB
Shawn Davis
CB
Adarius Lemons
RB
Jake Allen
QB
Ventrell Miller
LB
Brian Edwards
DB
James Houston*
LB
Donovan Stiner
DB
Nick Smith
LB
Lacedrick Brunson
LB
Zech Byrd
TE

10 Comments

  1. Drew says:

    I’d put the odds at less than 1% that Toney plays QB at UF barring major injury or transfer situations. Basically Treon Harris reincarnated from a football skill set on the field.

  2. g8ter27 says:

    Why is our recruiting such garbage?

    • 33619 Gator says:

      Last I saw the recruiting period hasn’t ended yet. Be patient and comment when it’s over. It’s not fair to the kids coming in to call them garbage or to the coaches who are still working their tails off to land commitments. What kind of Gator fan are you? Or are you even a fan at all?

    • Gator33619 says:

      Last I saw the recruiting period hasn’t ended yet. Be patient and comment when it’s over. It’s not fair to the kids coming in to call them garbage or to the coaches who are still working their tails off to land commitments. What kind of Gator fan are you? Or are you even a fan at all?

  3. Chip says:

    Is it true that Cam Dillard center for Gators is no longer connected with UF?

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