USC OL Jason Zandamela commits to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators picked up a big transfer on Thursday when a former in-state lineman announced he was transferring to Florida.

USC offensive line transfer Jason Zandamela (6-3, 306, Clearwater, FL. Clearwater Academy International) announced he’s transferring to Florida just days after taking an official visit to Gainesville.

Zandamela was a member of the 2024 class and enrolled at USC but announced earlier this spring that he was transferring to be closer to home and his support system in Clearwater.

The offensive lineman was a guy that the Gators pursued out of high school but lost out to USC but the Gators’ connection with him and familiarity was a key for the coaching staff this time.

Zandamela is a former rugby player before moving to Clearwater so he’s athletic and still learning the game of football after only starting to play as a sophomore in high school.

The Gators won out on Zandamela over UCF as the Knights were the only other team that the offensive lineman took an official visit to.

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.