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Chomping at Bits: Cece Jefferson announces return to Florida for senior season

It’s a big win for the Gators to get Jefferson back.

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

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Cece Jefferson announces that he will return for his senior season: The junior had his best season with the Gators in 2017; finishing fourth in tackles with 47, and leading Florida with 13.5 tackles for loss and a team-high 4.5 sacks. Three Florida underclassmen have declared for the NFL Draft so far - Eddy Pineiro, Taven Bryan, and Antonio Callaway. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Takeaways from Florida’s win over Texas A&M: On the Gators’ three-point efficiency, Keith Stone, and the officiating. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Rhamat Alhassan named Honda Sports Award winner: Florida’s senior middle blocker earned the award’s volleyball honor. The Honda Sports Awards are presented to the top women athletes in 12 collegiate sports. This is the first Honda Sports Award in volleyball to be presented to a Gator. (Collegiate Women Sports Awards)

Four-star wide receiver Justin Watkins postpones announcement: Watkins was going to pick between LSU and Alabama at this week’s Under Armour All-American Game, but now plans to visit Florida this month and later decide between the Gators and Tigers. (Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel)

UF women’s basketball hosts Alabama: Tonight at 7:00 p.m., the Gators will have their SEC home opener. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

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