Gators offer LaGrange QB

By DARRYL MAXIE / dmaxie@ajc.com

LaGrange quarterback Jamius Gunsby could one day follow in Tim Tebow’s footsteps. Florida offered him a scholarship on Tuesday, LaGrange coach Steve Pardue announced today.

Many recruiting services classify Gunsby, a 6-foot-4, 224-pound junior, as an athlete — and given that he also plays basketball and runs track, the title fits him better than many. On the football field, he’s considered a threat both with his arm and his legs. The Gators are one of six favorites he specified in March, when he told rivals.com, “My top six would be FSU, Florida, Oregon, Alabama, Auburn and Georgia.”

23 comments Add your comment

B

May 13th, 2009
10:12 am

Jamius, you better put on 30lbs if you play at UF. Meyer will use you like a fullback.

RxDawg

May 13th, 2009
10:26 am

No!! No Granger can be a Gator! Thats sacrilege….

Haha, just kidding buddy. Grats on the scholarship.

murfdawg

May 13th, 2009
11:21 am

I thought Cameron Newton was going to be the next Timmy. That didn’t work out too well did it?

Gatorbait

May 13th, 2009
11:43 am

No better than Georgia only winning 3 of the last 19 meetings v. Florida. Can’t wait to see Jamius in the Orange & Blue!!!

FLORIDA OWNS UGA

May 13th, 2009
11:49 am

how can any UGA fan even pretend to talk smack about UF? 3 wins and 16 losses in the past 19 years? are you kidding? Keep your muzzles shut.

Corrine Brown

May 13th, 2009
11:58 am

Gradulations!

GatorNTexas

May 13th, 2009
12:15 pm

B, This guy knows he can win National Championships at Florida.

Percy Harvin

May 13th, 2009
12:26 pm

Go to Florida Jamius. They will teech you to be reel smart lyke me.

N

May 13th, 2009
12:32 pm

Let the gators have him. Terrible, terrible attitude. He will do nothing but pull down all who come in contact with him. Been in and out of trouble for years, suspended (should have been expelled) last fall.

Stonewall

May 13th, 2009
4:35 pm

I know it was a while back, but where were those Gator fans when Coach Vince Dooley was whipping that butt almost every year. Enjoy your run Florida.

MarknGville

May 13th, 2009
4:49 pm

LMAO! A lot of us weren’t even born yet.

Bulldawg

May 13th, 2009
4:55 pm

Gators think college football began in 1991.

Slow Freddie

May 13th, 2009
5:44 pm

Dooley won 71% of the games he coached against UF (17 of 24 with the tie not included either way). Three different coaches at UF have won 84% of the games with UGA starting with Spurrier. At that rate, the record will be 20 – 4 by the time 24 games are played. This may be the year for the Dawgs to win that 1 game in the next 5 against UF…………..or maybe it won’t.

the truth

May 13th, 2009
7:49 pm

Most UF fans are idiots, my cousin is a UF fan and I can’t stand him b/c he knows nothing but Tebow. Everytime I turn around he says when Tebow leaves we have someone who is just as good or better ready to replace him. Then I say why didn’t they put him in when Tebow has been hurt. Then my cousin goes on and on and on then it kinda sounds like he is choking down a big…….Let me shut up now before I hurt window licking freddie or any other idiots.

B

May 13th, 2009
9:04 pm

Uf fans please don’t forget that UGA has whipped your a** more times than not!

ReptilesRule

May 13th, 2009
9:32 pm

Congatulations Mr. Gunsby, you have just been offered by the National Champions! Quite an accomplishment. Gunsby…like the name…you must really have a gun for an arm!!! Best of luck in your decision!

TampaGator

May 14th, 2009
5:45 am

Truth, you sound more like an idiot to me. You don’t put in a freshman to replace a slightly injured Heisman Trophy winner. And your cousin knows what he is talking about. Just remember the name, John Brantley. A special talent at QB to replace Tebow after next year, and at times next year. He is special, too.

UGAhater

May 14th, 2009
6:36 am

Just like UGA fans to live in the past. It’s all about what have you done lately. LOVE it that UF has kicked your butts and then some. One win in the last how many years? Just keep talking smack losers. UF will just kick it again this year. By the way, UGA fans have no room to talk. How many have been jailed or kicked off your team lately? At least he knows UF has a chance at the NC. Enough said!!!!!

Safflon

May 14th, 2009
3:46 pm

Johnny Brantley was redshirting (as a freshman) in 07 and Cam Newton (the then 2nd team QB) was hurt when we played UGa. Tebow hurt his shoulder in the previous game against UK. Since UF effectively hadn’t a healthy second team QB, in the event Tebow further injured himself, Tebow wasn’t being allowed to run the ball. That being painfully (pun intended) apparent allowed UGa’s defense to pin their ears back and rush the passer (who now wasn’t a threat to run). Thus, UGa’s sack total was significant.

Johnny Brantley is (at present) UF’s best passing QB. I expect he’ll be much better at UF than Stafford was at UGa.

Flyin' Dawg

May 14th, 2009
8:00 pm

Hater- The number of UGA players jailed or kicked off the team this year is ZERO. You can’t count Wilson, as he is off the team for medical reasons.

DaltonDAWG706

May 14th, 2009
11:48 pm

Hey UGAHater sounds like your living a wee bit in the past as well. This is a new year 2009 and 2008 well its in the books much like how we whipped ya’ll and danced all over your endzone in 2007. You can say what you want like how you will beat us like you do “every year” but i’ll say this just make sure you make it past the Vols first then we will do our thing in jacksonville and i promise you right now it will be one heck of a game nothing like 2008 so florida boys you better come prepared to play and show up cuz i know us Georgia Dawgs will…

real

May 15th, 2009
8:57 pm

poopdawg

May 16th, 2009
7:53 am

ya dang right DaltonDAWG706, it’s going to be a war . The 2009 dawgs might not be pretty, but with their blue collar attitude they will fight ya until the end. They will improve every game. It’s great to be a georgia bulldawg!