Newcomers to watch when Florida starts football practice:
Anthony Richardson, QB: The true freshman is somewhat raw, of course, but it will be interesting to see what kind of potential impact this skilled dual-threat QB can have.
Ja’Markis Weston, WR: Mullen dubbed him the sleeper of the 2019 recruiting class. Now, after a redshirt season, Weston will have a chance to show off his size (6-foot-3, 220) and speed, and why Mullen thinks so highly of him.
Jahari Rogers, CB: This early enrollee and former four-star recruit is expected to push for immediate playing time at a position where the Gators are looking to build depth.
Trent Whittemore, WR: Of the three freshman receivers who redshirted last season, he’s been somewhat overlooked. But he’s an excellent athlete who played QB, DB and WR at Buchholz High and now can focus on just one position.
Joshua Braun, OL: This former Georgia commitment appears to be the most physically advanced of the three early enrollee offensive lineman competing this spring. He could provide instant depth at OG or OT, or both.
Brenton Cox, OLB, and Lorenzo Lingard, RB: These two transfers who were five-star prospects coming out of high school are expected to push for starting roles at their respective positions.
Lloyd Summerall, OLB/DE: A highly rated member of the 2019 recruiting class who used his redshirt year to add size and strength to go along with his speed and athletic ability.
Jaelin Humphries, DT: One of the highest-rated prospects in the 2019 recruiting class, he’s ready to push for playing time after redshirting last season.
Jeremy Crawshaw, P: UF needs to replace punter Tommy Townsend, and this true freshman all the way from Australia seems to be most likely. He’s killed it in the offseason conditioning program. Now, the coaches will see what kind of punter he is.