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Chomping at Bits: Florida football recruits win state championships

Several prospects that are verbally committed to the Gators won titles this weekend.

NCAA Football: South Carolina at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Florida QB commit Jake Allen wins FHSAA Class 7A state championship: Allen’s St. Thomas Aquinas team defeated Plant 45-6. Allen was 17-for-29 for 329 yards and five touchdowns. Jim McElwain and Doug Nussmeier attended the game. (Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel; Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country; Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun)

Gator commits at American Heritage win FHSAA Class 5A state championship: Florida commits Marco Wilson and James Houston are on the team, though Houston was unable to play in the game due to tearing his ACL in the summer. (Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel; Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun)

Another pair of Florida commits also won their state championship:

Gators’ official visitors: UF hosted four official visitors this past weekend - 5-star Alabama OL commit Alex Leatherwood and Florida commits Kadeem Telfort, Shawn Davis, and Kemore Gamble. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country; Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun)

Notes on Florida’s Outback Bowl match-up with Iowa: Iowa’s offensive line won the Joe Moore Award this season, which is given to the nation’s top collective unit, beating Alabama and Ohio State out for the honor. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Florida men’s basketball post-FSU game press conference links:

Florida women’s basketball defeats North Carolina AT&T 67-38: Seven Gators scored at least eight points yesterday. (Florida Gators)

Eleanna Christinaki leaves Gators: The women’s basketball team’s top scorer was to be suspended for the first-half Sunday due to a “violation of team culture” but instead chose to leave the program. Christinaki, who is from Greece, is likely to head back home. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

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