OL Stewart Reese Transfers To Florida Gators

Stewart Reese Florida Gators
STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 19: Mississippi State Bulldogs offensive lineman Stewart Reese (51) during the game between the LSU Tigers and the Mississippi State Bulldogs on October 19, 2019 at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Florida Gators have added a very talented transfer to their roster. Former Mississippi State offensive lineman Stewart Reese is officially transferring to the Florida Gators. Reese entered his name into the Transfer Portal on Thursday and committed to Florida on Saturday morning.

Reese has some ties to the Florida Gators as Dan Mullen was his head coach at MSU and John Hevesy was his offensive line coach at MSU as well. He is also the older brother of Gators redshirt-sophomore linebacker David Reese.

Being a graduate transfer, Reese is eligible to play for the Gators in the 2020 season. Reese is expected to compete for a starting job on the Gators offensive line which struggled last season.

Stewart Reese Transfers To Florida Gators

Reese is a grad transfer offensive lineman out of Mississippi State University. In high school, Reese was a former four-star recruit on Rivals and ESPN. He also attended Ft. Pierce Central High School.

He had over 35 offers from some of the top programs in the country. Reese had offers from schools like Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Mississippi State, North Dame, and South Carolina.

During his time at Mississippi State, Reese was a three-year starter for the Bulldogs. Reese played both right tackle and guard during four years at Mississippi State.

He has started 34 games in his career at Mississippi State and has also been a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll (2016, 2017, and 2018).

Scouting Report

Stewart Reese is a 6’5” 345-pound offensive lineman. Reese is a big, physical offensive lineman that can make an immediate impact for the Gators. Florida’s offensive line had a very rough season in 2019 and needed to add more talent. Reese is exactly what the Florida coaching staff was looking for.

Reese is a physical blocker with good footwork and a high football IQ. His versatility will help him get playing time right away. Every spot on the Gators offensive line is open and Reese should be able to win a starting job for the 2020 season. This is a great and much-needed pick up for the Florida Gators.

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