Angus has become two-way prospect

At his size, it’s hard for Dontae Angus (6-6, 330, Philadelphia PA ML King) to go unnoticed but in Florida’s recruiting class of 2014, the big offensive lineman is the one guy among 15 commitments that is pretty much flying under the radar.

Angus watched the Gators play LSU last Saturday and came away with the kind of opinion you would expect of an offensive lineman about Florida’s offensive performance.

“They are 4-2 so that’s a good record but they just have to continue getting better,” Angus said. “I like their offense but I think Tyler Murphy held the ball too long and didn’t make quick enough reads … me, as an offensive lineman, I see those kind of things.”

Angus projects as an offensive lineman but he’s also playing nose tackle. Because of his size opponents are scheming their offense to account for him on every play and that means he rarely sees a one-on-one matchup.

“I’m playing both sides of the ball,” Angus said. “I’ve doing well on defense but I’ve been getting double and triple teamed a lot. I don’t have any sacks yet though but I have quite a few tackles so far.”

With Angus playing both sides of the ball and the Gators desperately needing help on both lines of scrimmages, it will be a tough decision for the coaches once he gets to Gainesville.

“They offered me as a defensive tackle but coach (Tim) Davis who is recruiting me has talked to me about offense,” Angus said. “So when I get down there I guess they will decide where to start me out at, but I think I start out on the offensive side of the ball.”

One thing that stands out with a player like Angus is his ability to stay out of the media attention by sticking to his word of being committed.

“I still hear from Michigan State some but I’m solid to Florida,” Angus said. “I’m usually real busy because of my extra classes and football but I still talk to coach Davis once a week or so. I’m taking my official visit for the FSU game in November.

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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.


    • It’s not a big issue because it’s a good problem to have when someone can play both sides of the ball.