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Chomping at Bits: 2017 Alabama tight end Zech Byrd commits to Florida

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The Gators picked up a commitment from a tall tight end.

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Florida lands commitment of Alabama tight end Zech Byrd: The three-star, 6'6" Byrd becomes the Gators' 14th commitment, and second tight end, for the 2017 class. He picked Florida over Alabama, Michigan, Ole Miss, and others. (Luke Stampini, 247 SportsRoger Kuznia, SEC CountryGraham Hall, Gainesville Sun)

Florida's Caeleb Dressel earns Olympic gold with men's 4x100 free relay team: Dressel swam the first leg of the race. He will compete in the 100 free beginning on Tuesday, and is also likely to swim in the 4x100 medley relay later this week. (Clayton Freeman, Florida Times Union)

Punter Tommy Townsend transfers to UF: Johnny Townsend's younger brother joins the Gators after leaving Tennessee. The younger Townsend will have to sit a year due to NCAA transfer rules but will have three years of eligibility remaining starting with the 2017 season. (Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel)

Wide receivers Brandon Powell and C.J. Worton hope to have breakout seasons: Both players struggled with injuries last season. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Experienced sophomores boosting Florida's offensive line: Martez Ivey, Tyler Jordan, and Fred Johnson all started as true freshmen for the Gators in January's bowl game. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Q&A with Joey Ivie: Also a preview of Florid'a defensive line. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

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