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Chomping at Bits: Florida’s early signing day roundup

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14 new faces join the Gators.

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Recapping Florida’s early signing day: The Gators signed all 11 commits that they expected to sign this week, added two new four-stars to the mix, and signed a transfer wide receiver from Ole Miss. (Florida Gators; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

The Gators signees included Chris Bleich (OT), Dameon Pierce (RB), John Huggins (S), Amari Burney (S), Iverson Clement (RB), Kyle Pitts (TE), Noah Banks (OT), Evan McPherson (K), Dante Lang (TE), Randy Russell (S), Emory Jones (QB), David Reese (LB), Trey Dean (S), and Ole Miss transfer wide receiver Van Jefferson, who was also announced yesterday.

UF football news: On Dan Mullen working on finalizing his staff, Malik Davis and Brett Heggie undergoing knee surgery, and the Gators having eight early enrollees. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)

Mullen on Emory Jones: The Gators’ newest QB addition reconnected with Mullen when he came to Florida. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Emory Jones on committing to Florida: Brian Johnson’s addition to Florida’s staff helped. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Winners and losers of the first day of the early signing period: Florida is pegged as one of the winners. (Paul Myerberg, USA Today)

Gators finish well enough for win: Chris Chiozza led the team with 19 points, seven assists, six rebounds, and three steals in last night’s win over James Madison. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Florida women’s basketball edged by Chattanooga: The Mocs outscored the Gators 10-3 in the final 2:08 of the game and that run proved to be the difference. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

Jordan Sherit announces retirement from football: Sherit reluctantly made the decision after consulting with doctors regarding his hip injury. (Thomas Goldkamp, 247Sports)

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