Florida Gators: Tanner McEvoy

Juco QB McEvoy makes his commitment 

February, 4, 2013
Junior college quarterback Tanner McEvoy (Hillsdale, N.J./Arizona Western College) was one of the most sought-after uncommitted recruits at his position as signing day approached. A quarterback with three years to play three seasons, capable of stepping in and pushing for early playing time, McEvoy narrowed his choices to a final four that included Florida, Oregon, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

After official visits to Wisconsin and Florida last week, McEvoy announced his decision on Monday.

Gators weekend recruiting preview 

February, 1, 2013
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It's the final weekend before signing day, and the Gators are looking for a strong finish to their 2013 recruting class. Florida will bring in three official visitors and two unofficial visitors for this final visit weekend.

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Top five remaining targets 

January, 30, 2013
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- One week remains until national signing day and the Gators have their sights set on roughly nine to 12 prospects. Florida has 26 verbal commitments, and with only a few spots remaining, here's a look at the top five prospects who have a chance to be a part of Florida's class.

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GatorNation recruiting mailbag 

January, 29, 2013
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It’s time to dip into the GatorNation recruiting mailbag and answer your questions. Because of the amount of questions we’ve received, we won’t be able to get to all of them today -- but we encourage you to post your questions on our Insider fan forum, The Chompions Club.

driverag17: Signing day is coming, and obviously we are all really excited to see how everything turns out. However we all know sometimes the recruits wait longer to sign their LOI. Do you see any of our targets going past signing day on their decisions?

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Editor’s note: Twice a week through Jan. 31, 2013, GatorNation will break down each position. Today is the final installment, quarterback.


Two-deep: Junior Jeff Driskel is the unquestioned starter heading into the 2013 season. Redshirt junior Tyler Murphy, who has only appeared in three games and never thrown a pass, is the backup.

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Tom Hauck for ESPN.comIncoming freshman Max Staver joins a Florida QB corps that's light on experience behind Jeff Driskel.
Next up: Redshirt freshman Skyler Mornhinweg is the only other scholarship quarterback on the roster.

High-profile commits: Max Staver (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy), whom ESPN ranks as the No. 19 pocket passer, is the only quarterback commit the Gators have right now.

Additional targets: UF has made a late push for junior college QB Tanner McEvoy (Hillsdale, N.J./Arizona Western College), who is scheduled to visit Florida this weekend.

Looking into 2013: This is a big offseason for Driskel, who threw for 1,646 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions as his first season as the Gators’ starter. Now that he’s not competing for the starting job he can get the majority of the first-team reps. He needs to use that time to improve his footwork and accuracy and stop holding onto the ball as long. Those are issues with which most young quarterbacks struggle, so he’s not behind in his development. It’s also imperative that Driskel avoid injury because the Gators don’t have a quarterback on the roster who will have thrown a collegiate pass. That’s why UF is going after McEvoy. He at least has some game experience and likely would be the player the Gators turned to if Driskel were unable to play for whatever reason.

SEC power in mix for juco QB McEvoy 

January, 28, 2013
Junior college quarterback Tanner McEvoy (Hillsdale, NJ/Arizona Western College) seemed to be settled on a final few schools, as Oregon and West Virginia sat atop his list after official visits to the Mountaineers on Dec. 14 and the Ducks on Jan. 11.

But the 6-foot-6, 215-pound dual-threat quarterback said previously that he might not be ready with a decision by signing day, and now that another member of college football royalty has joined the race, McEvoy's recruiting picture could be even more clouded.

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McElwain discusses new Florida football
SEC Network's Greg McElory and Booger McFarland sit down to discuss the future of Florida football with head coach Jim McElwain.