Chauncey Gardner: Florida Gators Class of 2016 signee

Chauncey Gardner II

School:  Cocoa

Hometown: Cocoa Beach, FL

Height: 5-11

Weight: 197

Position:  Defensive Back

Rivals Ranking: 4-star

Recruited by:  Kerry Dixon

Notable: Chauncey Gardner brings style and attitude to a Florida Gators secondary that thrives on it. After participating in the Under Armour All-American week—where he received high praise from Deion Sanders—and the 2015 Nike opening, Gardner comes in with loads of experience. This in addition to his senior season when he accumulated 55 tackles (31 solo), four sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery; also had 29 carries for 410 yards and six touchdowns, 12 receptions for 235 yards and five touchdowns, punted 20 times for 615 yards, 8 kick returns for 169 yards, 3 punt returns for 113 yards.

Quotable: “I’m excited to enroll but I’m not living in the spotlight,” Gardner said. “When I get there all of the fun stuff is going to be over with because you’re there for business and not fun. Coach isn’t going to be checking on me every three seconds so I have to do what I’m supposed to do.”

Kassidy Hill
Born into a large family of sports fanatics and wordsmiths alike, sports journalism came natural to Kassidy. It’s more than a passion; it’s simply a part of who she is. Hailing from Alabama in the midst of typical Iron Bowl family, she learned very quickly just how deep ties in the SEC could run. She came to Gainesville after college to pursue a degree as television sports reporter but quickly realized she missed writing. She’s excited to now marry the two aspects for Gator fans. She loves Jesus, her daddy and football; wants to be Billy Donovan’s best friend and firmly believes that offensive lineman are the best people on earth. Follow her on Twitter @KassidyGHill