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Imatorbhebhe gives Gators eight

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Written by Andrew Spivey, December 16, 2014, 5 Comments,
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Head coach Jim McElwain has landed his first commitment as tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe (6-4, 220, Suwanee, GA North Gwinnett) committed to McElwain on Tuesday afternoon.

Imatorbhebhe who just took an official visit to Cal has been favoring Florida for sometime now but was just worried about the coaching situation. Now that is fixed he decided to pull the trigger for Florida.

Last Tuesday evening McElwain also made a special trip to see Imatorbhebhe at his home and that visit went very well according to Imatorbhebhe.

“Coach McElwain was just telling me that there is an opportunity there for me to be a Gator,” Imatorbhebhe said. “He said that there was something special going on at Florida now and that he was going to be coming in with us and that his first class will always hold a special place in his heart. He said that we would be going through everything together.”

The Gators are in desperate need of tight ends in this class and Imatorbhebhe is an early enrollee that will be on campus at Florida in January and McElwain sees him playing a new role in his offense.

“He told me that I would play the h-back position in his offense,” Imatorbhebhe said. “He said that the h-back position has a lot of different formations and that it creates a lot of mismatches for that player. I liked the sound of it because I like mismatches but I’m going to go back and watch some Colorado State film soon.”

Imatorbhebhe joins tight end commit Camrin Knight as tight ends in this class and Imatorbhebhe is also the 8th member of the recruiting class.

As a senior Imatorbhebhe had 32 catches for 487-yards and 8 touchdowns while also catching a two point conversion for his team.

Stay tuned to Gator Country.com for more on Imatorbhehbe

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  1. sappanamaDecember 16, 2014, 5:04 pm

    great to see enthusiasm and kids responding to coach. Go Gators!!!

  2. snowprintDecember 16, 2014, 6:33 pm

    It’s great to see someone say yes. It’s a start in the right direction after going in the wrong direction for a while. There’s no turning back now, it should be an upward trajectory from now on.

  3. swampieDecember 16, 2014, 6:56 pm

    Great NEWS. I wanted this kid bad, and I want his brother. I take this as two commitments, awesome, it’s been a long time baby, we got one. woooooooooooHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO – SWEET!!!!

    Swampie

  4. pcolagatorDecember 16, 2014, 9:09 pm

    Coach Mac scored big with his first commit…a TE that is a capable RECEIVER and not a converted DE. Coach Mac will get the 5-7 big uglies he wants, along with some LBs and skill players sprinkled in for good measure and this class may not knock the socks off the ratings chart, but will address some serious needs or holes that he who shall remain nameless left behind…

    • Andrew Spivey
      Andrew SpiveyDecember 17, 2014, 4:42 pm

      Agreed, big first commitment.

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Head coach Jim McElwain has landed his first commitment as tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe (6-4, 220, Suwanee, GA North Gwinnett) committed to McElwain on Tuesday afternoon.

Imatorbhebhe who just took an official visit to Cal has been favoring Florida for sometime now but was just worried about the coaching situation. Now that is fixed he decided to pull the trigger for Florida.

Last Tuesday evening McElwain also made a special trip to see Imatorbhebhe at his home and that visit went very well according to Imatorbhebhe.

“Coach McElwain was just telling me that there is an opportunity there for me to be a Gator,” Imatorbhebhe said. “He said that there was something special going on at Florida now and that he was going to be coming in with us and that his first class will always hold a special place in his heart. He said that we would be going through everything together.”

The Gators are in desperate need of tight ends in this class and Imatorbhebhe is an early enrollee that will be on campus at Florida in January and McElwain sees him playing a new role in his offense.

“He told me that I would play the h-back position in his offense,” Imatorbhebhe said. “He said that the h-back position has a lot of different formations and that it creates a lot of mismatches for that player. I liked the sound of it because I like mismatches but I’m going to go back and watch some Colorado State film soon.”

Imatorbhebhe joins tight end commit Camrin Knight as tight ends in this class and Imatorbhebhe is also the 8th member of the recruiting class.

As a senior Imatorbhebhe had 32 catches for 487-yards and 8 touchdowns while also catching a two point conversion for his team.

Stay tuned to Gator Country.com for more on Imatorbhehbe

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