At 6-foot-2 and 321 pounds Travaris Dorsey was expected to challenge for playing time or possibly a starting spot at guard for Florida in 2016.
Part of the 2014 class, Dorsey redshirted in 2014 and was injured at the start of the 2015 season. The injury stalled his progress toward playing time, although he did get on the field in 10 games during the 14-game season.
Dorsey graduated from Raines High School, a program that has really started producing a lot of division one talent and was a big piece of the 2014 class. The loss hurts an offensive line that has started to regain some momentum in terms of depth, but is still lacking on overall numbers. He was one of just six offensive linemen in their third or more years on campus.
Fightin’ Gators has learned a possible destination for Dorsey is Tuskegee University in Alabama.
With Dorsey now out of the mix, the two favorites for the starting guard spots would likely be sophomore Tyler Jordan who finished the year as a starter at right guard and Antonio Riles who started 2015 as a starter at guard. Behind them are redshirt freshmen Nick Buchanan, Brandon Sandifer, and Richerd Desir-Jones.
The numbers inside are still not a worry if all of these are competing on a relatively same level. The loss of Dorsey isn’t the best news, but they still have plenty of competition.
When contacted by phone.the University of Florida had no comment for Fightin' Gators on the situation.