Thursday, February 7, 2013
Gators set to add three-star OL/TE
By Derek Tyson
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Signing day will extend into the weekend for Florida, as the Gators expect to receive a letter of intent Friday morning from a three-star offensive tackle/tight end.
Trevon Young (Bradenton, Fla./Braden River) has committed to Florida and will sign his LOI at 9 a.m. ET Friday at his high school.
The 6-foot-5, 265-pound athlete also held offers from FIU, FAU, Iowa State, Purdue and Western Kentucky.
Braden River coach Curt Bradley confirmed Young's decision this afternoon, adding that Young has unlimited potential.
"He's a very raw talent," Bradley said. "He's only played football for two years. I've only been able to work with him for one year but he has got unlimited athletic potential for his size. He's 6-foot-5, 270-pounds, he can run, he can jump, he has great feet -- which is uncanny for somebody with his size.
"But he's never truly been developed as a football player. It's going to be very interesting to see what he turns into. I don't think anybody knows what the coaches at Florida can do and what the strength and conditioning coach can do. It's going to be scary how good this kid can be at whatever position he ends up playing."
Young is also a standout basketball player. Just last week, he scored 31 points and grabbed 25 rebounds in a game. Though most project him as a tackle, Bradley said Florida is recruiting his talented player as a tight end.
"With his basketball background, that's his passion, that's his love -- but he understands the future that he has in football," Bradley said. "He thinks about Jimmy Graham and Antonio Gates that have been basketball players most of their lives, and he has the ability to do something like that."
With the addition of Young, the Gators now have six offensive linemen either signed or committed, including Tyler Moore, Rod Johnson, Cam Dillard, Octavius Jackson and Trenton Brown.