Gators In Links: Faedo signs, Panama Jack and more tidbits

A look at recent links from around the internet of interest to Florida Gator fans. Gators pitcher Alex Faedo, Detroit’s No. 1 draft pick in last month’s MLB amateur draft, has signed with the Tigers. (Photo: Tim Casey/UAA Staff Photographer) GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Gators baseball team returned from Omaha a week ago today and celebrated the program’s first national championship with fans at McKethan Stadium.

The event officially closed the book on Florida’s 2016-17 athletic season. The Gators had quite a year. Look for more in coming days on the memorable highlights and individual accomplishments that made the past year so successful for the Gators.

Meanwhile, there’s always something going on of interest to our fans, so here are some recent links from around the internet touching on the Gators. I missed some of these while getting re-acclimated with my family following 12 days on Omaha. Perhaps you missed a few, too, as the Gators made history at TD Ameritrade Park: Gators right-hander Alex Faedo , Most Outstanding Player in the College World Series, has signed with the Tigers. George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press with more on Faedo .

Florida makes all the right moves to win first CWS title writes Mitch Sherman of ESPN.com .

Former Gators DL Jack Katz still visits campus regularly. He recently attended the UF lacrosse team’s NCAA Tournament game. If you don’t remember Katz well, you may know him by another name: Panama Jack . More via Bob Redman of Scout.com .

Gators QB Malik Zaire , who officially joined the program June 26, emerges from college football purgatory writes Tom VanHaaren of ESPN.com .

Former Clemson OL Jake Fruhmorgen’s stint with UF football program didn’t last very long via Kevin McGuire of NBCSports.com .

Tight end Camrin Knight to transfer from Florida to Georgia State reports Thomas Goldkam p of 247Sports.com .

UF shortstop Dalton Guthrie is expected to sign with the Phillies, who selected him in the sixth round of last month’s MLB Draft and had him in town over the holiday weekend: