Young to transfer from Florida

The last member of the 2013 recruiting class came as a surprise to most people. Trevon Young was a name that most Gator fans hadn’t heard of when he committed a day after National Signing Day on February 7 last year.

Young wasn’t a highly recruited football player and basketball was his first love. He has decided to go back to that first love and informed Gator Country that he will transfer to Eckerd College where he will play basketball.

Young was recruited as an offensive lineman/tight end but was quickly moved to offensive line exclusively. Young did not see any action this season for the Gators and in the end decided that playing football wasn’t in his heart anymore saying, “I didn’t have the love for [football] that I thought I would.”

The departure of Young leaves Florida with just 11 scholarship offensive linemen heading into the offseason.

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