Athlon Sports: Florida Gators boast top-5 wide receiver group
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Athlon Sports: Florida’s receivers among nation’s best
Athlon Sports’ Steven Lassan on Tuesday ranked the top 50 wide receiver groups in college football. The Florida Gators came in at No. 5 overall and No.1 in the SEC. Lassan’s explanation:
“Under Jim McElwain’s direction, this unit has slowly morphed from a weakness into a strength. Antonio Callaway has led the team in receiving yards over the last two seasons and could be poised for his first 1,000-yard campaign with new quarterback Feleipe Franks at the controls. Brandon Powell [45 catches] is a reliable No. 2, but McElwain is eager to utilize Tyrie Cleveland more after Cleveland averaged a healthy 21.3 yards per catch in 2016. Dre Massey also returns after missing nearly all of last season due to a knee injury. Sophomores Freddie Swain and Josh Hammond are expected to provide depth at receiver, but freshmen James Robinson and Kadarius Toney will push for playing time. DeAndre Goolsby, C’yontai Lewis and true freshman Kemore Gamble provide a trio of options at tight end.”
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Gators in the NFL
- The Atlanta Falcons signed former Gators running back Kelvin Taylor.
- Safety Marcus Maye has been one of the top 2 players during the New York Jets’ training camp, New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta wrote.
- Swimming: Caeleb Dressel was named Team USA’s Male of July after winning 7 gold medals at the 2017 FINA World Championships.
- Men’s basketball: Sophomore Gorjok Gak will play for his native Australia at the World University Games in Taiwan.
- Soccer: Another reminder that the No. 7 Florida soccer team plays a home exhibition game against Mississippi State on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Redshirt senior defender/midfielder Gabby Seiler was also named to the MAC Hermann Trophy watch list.
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What they’re saying on Twitter
Linebacker Vosean Joseph:
Lions chasing Lions 🦁 pic.twitter.com/WuYYKbFMhr
— Vosean Joseph (@gloryboy_Sean) August 8, 2017
Coach Jim McElwain:
— Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) August 8, 2017
Running back Adarius Lemons:
Once I learn this playbook it's a wrap 🙏🐊😝💰
— Adarius Zabri Lemons (@adariuslemons) August 9, 2017
— Gators Volleyball (@GatorsVB) August 8, 2017
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