Joyer Says He's All Gator

Gator commit Hunter Joyer said he feels privileged to know he will wear an Orange and Blue jersey at the next level. The 5-11, 250-pound fullback from Tampa Catholic High School brings a unique mixture of strength, speed and size to UF's offense. Florida will capitalize on Joyer's strength and use him primarily as a blocking back and a dynamic addition to special teams play.

Hunter Joyer said Friday Night Lights was just another confirmation that he made the right choice.

"I enjoyed my time with coach (Brian) White and it was really cool being around the other kids. It felt special because a lot of those other guys don't even have offers from Florida and I know I'm going there."

Joyer said one guy he wanted to see didn't show up, though.

"I really wanted to talk to RB/LB James Wilder about coming to Florida. He never showed up so I guess I'll get in touch with him another way. I ended up talking to TE Junior Pomee and he seems pretty interested in Florida even though he's committed to UCLA. Hopefully they will both come play in Gainesville."

Joyer's strength is on the top of the charts in 2011. He has a bench press of 495-pounds, squat of 550-pounds and a 315-pound clean and jerk. Still, he says Florida strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti sees room for improvement.

"We won't do as much strength stuff but we will really work on stamina because I can get better there."

Joyer is looking forward to playing in The Swamp and said his commitment won't waver.

"I don't plan on visiting anywhere else or anything. I'm all Florida. I will go to all the home games and anything to do with Florida."

In preparation for his freshman year in Gainesville, Joyer has some things to check off on his "To-Do" list in 2010.

"I want to work on a couple of technique things this season to get ready to play in college. I will get better at pass blocking since that's what they want me doing. I'm also going to work on run blocking."

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