Florida’s offense is getting some serious upgrades, and the two new tight ends are just the beginning. With the graduation of DeAndre Goolsby, and C’yontai Lewis entering his senior year, there are big shoes to fill in that position.
Kyle Pitts is the number five tight end nationally coming out of high school, and will be a perfect addition to the Florida Gators offense. Standing at 6-foot-5, this 4-star recruit will likely see play time this year. This recruit has an incredibly long stride and can weave his way through defensive lines with ease. His highlight reel demonstrates his size and his ability to get his hands on the ball and easily push past defensive ends.
With C’yontai Lewis graduating after this season, Pitts will likely see playing time this season to prepare to take over when Lewis is gone. This recruit had offers from big-name schools like Ohio State and Alabama, but he most likely decided to come to The Swamp because he had the best opportunity for playing time here. However, sophomore Kemore Gamble will probably see about the same amount of playing time as Pitts.
The second tight end joining the Gators this season is three-star recruit Dante Lang out of Boca Raton, Florida. Coming out of high school, he is ranked as the number twenty-nine tight end nationally. In high school, he played mostly as a defensive end. Now playing as a tight end, he will be familiar with the position that he’s directly up against.
Lang won’t see much playing time this season with C’yontai Lewis running the show and Pitts and Gamble going head to head right behind him. In 2019, Lang should get a chance to show his stuff with Lewis gone. With minimal experience at this new position, he should take the 2018 season to get used to it in practice and perfect his craft.