Andrades no longer listed on UF’s official roster
Although he’s still currently on UF's campus, wide receiver Raphael Andrades is no longer listed on Florida’s official 2016 roster. A UF spokesman confirmed that the change has been made recently.
Sources close to Andrades have indicated to Inside the Gators that he has been weighing his options this offseason between football and baseball - and he may now be considering pursuing the latter again.
In high school, Andrades was a two-sport standout in football and baseball, as the Kansas City Royals selected him as an outfielder in the 36th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
A Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln High School product, Andrades arrived at Florida as a three-star recruit and the No. 99 overall player at his position in the class of 2012. He chose Florida over Arkansas, Stanford and Vanderbilt, among other schools.
As a true freshman during the 2012 season, Andrades had perhaps his most productive season as a Gator, playing in nine games while starting three (Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Louisville) en route to 5 yards on two receptions. During that year, Andrades was named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
However, as a sophomore, Andrades appeared in just two games while dealing with various injuries and did not catch a pass. He didn’t see the field in 2014.
As a redshirt junior this past season under first-year head coach Jim McElwain, the 6-foot, 203-pound Andrades appeared in seven games primarily as a special teams contributor on kickoff and punt return coverage. He finished with one tackle.
With Andrades no longer on the team, the other returning receivers on scholarship currently listed on the roster include Antonio Callaway, Brandon Powell, Chris Thompson, Ahmad Fulwood, C.J. Worton, Alvin Bailey, Kalif Jackson and Ryan Sousa. Florida added early enrollees Josh Hammond, Dre Massey and Freddie Swain to the position group at the top of the spring semester, while also landing Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells this past recruiting cycle.
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