A close look at Florida's offensive roster after Early Signing Day – Rivals.com (press release)
The word of the season for the Florida Gators football program could very well be “change”. A change in head coach, a change in most of the coaching staff, a change in the tone of the team and a change in the actual team.
While the end of each season and subsequent signing day allows for a natural change each year, the beginning of the 2018 season got another change with an early signing day—the first in a new experiment by the NCAA.
The more traditional signing day will still take place in February, further updating Dan Mullen’s first roster as Gators head coach. But after the December 20, 2017 signing day here is where the Florida roster on offense currently stands.
Returning: Felipe Franks, Kyle Trask, Jake Allen
Signees: Emory Jones
Subtractions: Malik Zaire, Luke Del Rio
The Breakdown: The position with the biggest question mark and largest set of expectations saw another player step onto the chessboard with the signing of Emory Jones. Allen was highly touted as a recruit but he was a Doug Nussmeier guy. Franks comes in as the incumbent but one with a rocky history that is posed for an unseating. While redshirting Jones would be ideal, if Mullen believes he has the pieces around the field to compete right away, don’t be surprised to see the 6-2, 195 pound duel threat new kid getting a shot.