Florida OL coach John Hevesy discusses Stewart Reese's versatility, Ethan White's tremendous weight loss
If there is something to note about the Florida offensive line this season, it’s that the Gators have plenty of size, and some versatility.
That’s the message from offensive line coach John Hevesy, who met with reporters on Tuesday to discuss his unit.
Hevesy said Mississippi State transfer Stewart Reese’s versatility and experience to play guard or tackle gives the Gators some options. Reese, who is listed at 6-foot-5, 345 pounds has a big personality and made friends with everyone within a couple of weeks, the coach said.
“As big as he is, he’s a versatile guy,” Hevesy said.
Reese signed to play for Dan Mullen and offensive line coach John Hevesy at Mississippi State and his younger brother David is a linebacker on the Gator roster. Reese started all three seasons in Starkville.
A key cog on the line will be Stone Forsythe, who Hevesy said is a high football-IQ guy. Forsythe has gotten his hands and feet quicker and become a leader of the group.
One of the more notable success stories for the Gators is the tremendous weight loss for Ethan White, who has dropped about 70 pounds since when he arrived in Gainesville, and checks in at 335 pounds on a 6-5 frame.
Another big lineman is Joshua Braun, who is just under 350 pounds now, and primarily working at guard.