The Florida Gators have been active in the transfer portal attempting to build depth along the offensive line. Earlier this month, Florida added a pair of defensive tackles from power-five programs. On Wednesday, the Gators also added a defensive end to the roster as Dylan Meeks has enrolled at UF. Thomas Goldkamp was the first to report Meeks being on campus.
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Meeks was a three-star recruit out of Dr. Phillips High in Orlando before signing with Akron in the 2017 cycle. He also had offers from Navy, South Florida, Syracuse, among others.
As a junior in 2019, Meeks recorded 47 tackles (second on the team) and 0.5 sack. He sat out the 2020 season while seeking a transfer. Meeks is listed at 6’2 and 240 lbs.
The Gators have been incredibly active in the transfer portal and have turned a perceived weakness (depth along the offensive line) into a possible strength.
The Gators have added RB Demarkcus Bowman (Clemson), DT Antonio Shelton (Penn State), DT Daquan Newkirk (Auburn), and K Jace Christmann (Mississippi State).