Florida Gators freshmen report

Seven games into the 2019 season and it’s time to check in on the Florida Gators 2019 recruiting class.

The class was not without drama. Florida had two players not qualify, one held up by a government visa issue and two transferred before the year began. The freshmen class has seen attrition but it’s also seen production just over halfway into its first season in Orange and Blue.

The NCAA rule implemented before the 2018 season allows for a player to participate in four games while still maintaining their redshirt status. Five freshmen have already passed that mark with three of those five playing in all seven of the Gators games this season. Kaiir Elam is the only freshmen to earn a start this year.

Here are all 19 freshmen that made it to campus and where they stand in terms of their eligibility to redshirt.

Played in more than 4 games
DL – Khris Bogle – 7 games
LB – Mohamoud Diabate – 7 games
CB – Kaiir Elam – 7 games (2 starts)
TE – Keon Zipperer – 6 games
CB – Jaydon Hill – 5 games

Players in less than 4 games
3 Games
CB – Chester Kimbrough

2 Games
LB – Tyron Hopper
LB – Jesiah Pierre
OL – Ethan White
RB – Nay’Quan Wright
WR – Trent Whittemore
WR – Dionte Marks

1 Game
OL – Kingsley Eguakun
OL – Riley Simonds
OL – Michael Tarquin
DL – Lloyd Summerall
WR – Ja’Markis Weston

No Games played
DL Jaelin Humphries
OL William Harrod

Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC