Hargreaves named preseason All-American

The preseason awards have already started to come in for Vernon Hargreaves. He was named a first team preseason All-American by Athlon Sports on Monday.

The sophomore cornerback was the only Florida player on the top four teams on either side of the ball.

Vernon Hargreaves got off to a fast start as a freshman last season. He intercepted three passes in the first four games before opposing teams started to avoid throwing the ball near him. He finished the season seventh on the team with 38 tackles and led the team with 11 pass breakups.

As a freshman, he forced his way into the starting lineup among a veteran secondary. This year, he heads into the season as the leader of the secondary with no guaranteed starters at the other cornerback position or either safety spots. While the Gators have talent around Hargreaves in the secondary this year, they don't have much experience. Having a cornerback that can take away half of the field will make it easier for the other members of the secondary to gain experience.

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