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Re: Florida Gators Football Recruiting
« Reply #50 on: January 31, 2017, 06:58:01 pm »

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Re: Florida Gators Football Recruiting
« Reply #51 on: February 01, 2017, 08:00:02 am »

https://twitter.com/LukeStampini/status/826784876955328512

Luke Stampini ‏@LukeStampini 15m15 minutes ago

Boy, I'm good at catching fools put in Crystal Ball predictions after news of the commitment breaks.


Well @ grammer two
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Re: Florida Gators Football Recruiting
« Reply #56 on: February 01, 2017, 05:56:26 pm »

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/826259497182171138


Looks like they had a change of heart over night.  Wonder what caused that?

http://www.espn.com/college-sports/recruiting/football/story/_/id/18600240/national-signing-day-florida-gators-sign-embattled-wr-james-robinson

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A source told ESPN that University of Florida administrators had originally decided not to allow the Gators to sign Robinson, who is ranked as the No. 70 prospect in the ESPN 300. However, as Robinson was scrambling to find a home on national signing day, the source said officials had a change of heart and allowed McElwain to sign the 6-foot-3, 190-pound prospect out of Lakeland (Florida) High School
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Re: Florida Gators Football Recruiting
« Reply #57 on: February 01, 2017, 06:53:11 pm »

Looks like they had a change of heart over night.  Wonder what caused that?

http://www.espn.com/college-sports/recruiting/football/story/_/id/18600240/national-signing-day-florida-gators-sign-embattled-wr-james-robinson


https://twitter.com/ZachAbolverdi/status/826918280887681025

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Monday university administrators decided to prevent his signing. A Jan. 21 marijuana citation was among cited factors.

With that development, Robinson cancelled his scheduled signing-day announcement on ESPNU and postponed his decision.

Florida coach Jim McElwain wanted to sign Robinson after vetting the citation. Wednesday, McElwain got his wish.

“We’re excited that we’re going to be a big part of helping him,” McElwain said. “As soon as you start throwing stones at somebody for making a mistake, look in the mirror and see if you’ve ever made one yourself.

“Yet the most important thing is knowing he’s going to have a great support system here, as all our players do, to help him be successful and learn from different things that go on. He’s committed to that.”

Gators became the team to beat for Robinson after having him for an official visit on Jan. 20. However, the Under Armour All-American took a trip to Ohio State the following weekend and was cited for marijuana, resulting in a $93 fine.

A group of Ohio state players were smoking with Robinson at the time, but he was the only person cited despite the marijuana not belonging to him.

“My guess is there’s a few people in this crowd right here that have some regrets on things they’ve done,” McElwain said during Wednesday’s media conference on National Signing Day. “And yet at the same time, take responsibility for it.

“Here is the good thing: We get an opportunity to be involved in his life. We get an opportunity to help him move forward, as we do all the players on this team. I’m excited about him being a Gator.”
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Re: Florida Gators Football Recruiting
« Reply #59 on: February 03, 2017, 07:37:33 am »

It ain’t over until the fax lady sings

Fans and media members criticized McElwain’s class as it hovered outside of the top 15 in team rankings. Then the class plummeted last week.


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Recruiting is a $ynonym for fluid.

Florida had dropped to No. 31 in the team rankings.

Florida wasn’t done recruiting yet, even if the end was near.

It’s the best group Florida has signed since 2013. The 2014 class looked better on paper, but 13 of those 24 have either transferred or not contributed yet.

Gators landed 10 commitments over the final five days, including four of their five highest-rated signees.

Of the 23 signees, only a handful will make significant contributions to the team next season.

That could certainly change with injuries, as we saw in 2016 at linebacker [during and after the Arkansas game].

JuJuan Seider, the running backs coach at West Virginia, will be joining Florida’s staff. Seider has a strong reputation as a recruiter, specifically in South Florida.

James Robinson was omitted in this article
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Re: Florida Gators Football Recruiting
« Reply #60 on: February 04, 2017, 05:49:57 am »

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/827723123906793472

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6-0 Wilson does not yet have a grade from 247Sports Composite.

He is the second Gators commitment for the 2018 class, as he joins athlete Jalynn Williams who is a 3-star recruit.
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Re: Florida Gators Football Recruiting
« Reply #61 on: March 25, 2017, 05:53:04 pm »

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/845714799724056578

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Gators landed a commitment from 6-foot-4 WR Frank Ladson, a 2019 prospect from South Dade.

Ladson is the third commitment for Florida’s 2019 class joining 5-star safety Jaleel Mcrae and defensive tackle Jaqaueze Sorrells.
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Re: Florida Gators Football Recruiting
« Reply #62 on: March 26, 2017, 07:51:41 am »

South Dade WR Frank Ladson gave a verbal to the Gators.

This '19 WR prospect is not yet rated.
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Re: Florida Gators Football Recruiting
« Reply #63 on: April 08, 2017, 06:43:21 am »

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/850469494086676483

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Goss is a 6-foot-5, 250-pound offensive tackle and is a 3-star prospect... [Gators']

He joins 4-star safety C.J. Smith, 3-star cornerback Divaad Wilson and 3-star wide receiver Jalynn Williams in the 2018 Gators recruiting class.

Cornerback Tyrique Stevenson committed to Florida on Friday morning. He is in the 2019 recruiting class.

Florida now has four commitments for its 2019 class. Stevenson joins safety Jaleel McRae, defensive tackle Jaquaze Sorrells and wide receiver Frank Ladson. The Gators have the No. 3 class in the 2019 cycle.
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Re: Florida Gators Football Recruiting
« Reply #65 on: April 09, 2017, 11:23:11 pm »

https://twitter.com/ZachAbolverdi/status/850723738417082368

2019 WR John Dunmore has committed to Florida. He attended the spring game last night.
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Re: Florida Gators Football Recruiting
« Reply #66 on: April 13, 2017, 08:05:02 pm »

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Re: Florida Gators Football Recruiting
« Reply #67 on: April 17, 2017, 01:25:28 pm »

https://twitter.com/ZachAbolverdi/status/853290502560546816

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Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze and former South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier spoke out against it. More than a half dozen coaches, including McElwain, liked the idea.

“I think there’s a lot of merit to it,” McElwain said. “At times, the things that happen to you with a lot of kids, they want to go to a place, so let’s get it over with [and sign early]. I think it will really help in the long run. … I think it’s one of those things that is needed, but I’m not sure any of us know [what] the ramifications will be once it goes down.

“When are you going to be able to get some guys on campus? Obviously, you’re going to have to hustle during the season for your visits. That will be interesting. You know, I’m not sure about the exact best way to do it. I think maybe going into a kid’s senior year [he could sign], if he’s prepared to do that.”

https://twitter.com/Swaggy__ai/status/852911558170738689
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Re: Florida Gators Football Recruiting
« Reply #68 on: May 28, 2017, 02:47:53 pm »

 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell 22s22 seconds ago

Gators Land 2019 Safety
https://www.seccountry.com/florida/gators-land-2019-safety

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Gators added to their 2019 recruiting class on Sunday. Trent Whittemore, a safety out of Buchholz...

Whittemore also had offers from South Alabama and Troy. He is the sixth commitment to Florida’s 2019 class.
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Re: Florida Gators Football Recruiting
« Reply #69 on: June 03, 2017, 08:03:23 am »

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/870721440399724545

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Former Notre Dame quarterback sent out a celebratory tweet a couple hours after the SEC cleared the way for him to join Florida’s football team. And unless he’s a huge fan of National Doughnut Day, it’s presumably his reaction to the conference changing its graduate transfer rule.
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Re: Florida Gators Football Recruiting
« Reply #70 on: June 08, 2017, 08:09:03 am »

https://twitter.com/ZachAbolverdi/status/872518526581571584

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That was message to Justin Fields when Gators coach Jim McElwain and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier began recruiting the 5-star QB from Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Ga.

Fields made headlines Tuesday night with his de-commitment from Penn State, a move that opens the door for several powerhouse programs in need of a quarterback for the Class of 2018.

A pledge from Fields would give the Gators their biggest recruit since Tebow.

From 2006-15, UF landed at least one top-10 overall prospect in the Rivals100 rankings in nine of the 10 years. McElwain and his predecessors signed several elite players with NFL talent during that decade-long run, but those additions would not match the magnitude of a Fields commitment.

Quarterback is the most important position in all of sports. It’s been seven years since Florida had Tebow as their signal caller, back when offense was dominant at UF and the football program competed perennially for national titles.

His rankings: No. 1 dual-threat quarterback, No. 6 overall prospect. His suitors: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia and LSU.
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Re: Florida Gators Football Recruiting
« Reply #76 on: July 15, 2017, 08:47:02 am »

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/886051119016943617

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Jim McElwain tries to rebuild Florida football into a championship program. One of his mottos is “recruit daily or die.”

2. CB Vernon Hargreaves III (2012): That’s right, Friday Night Lights coincided with commitments from two of the greatest cornerbacks in school history. Hargreaves couldn’t attend because of Gridiron Kings, so his pledge went public the night before the camp. The monumental moment gave UF the buzz it needed. The event produced five commitments in four days, including the nation’s No. 1 cornerback in Hargreaves. He earned first-team All-American honors as a sophomore and junior ...

3. RB Mack Brown (2009): [He's Mack Brown-lite! He's Mack Brown-like!]
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Re: Florida Gators Football Recruiting
« Reply #78 on: July 20, 2017, 01:39:19 pm »

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Interesting article on why Gators passed on Vandy RB Ralph Webb - http://andreu.blogs.gatorsports.com/11372/should-have-been-gators/

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There’s not doubt Will Muschamp had great success as a recruiter when he was at Florida, especially on the defensive side of the ball. But he also had some great misses. Some from prospects who grew up as Gator fans and played right down the road from The Swamp.

Two come to mind, and they were from the same outstanding Gainesville High team.

Linebacker Keith Kelsey, a  UF legacy who went on to become an All-ACC player at Louisville (and now is working on a potential NFL career). And running back Ralph Webb, Vanderbilt’s all-time leading rusher, with one more season still to go.

I bring this up now because I saw Muschamp and Webb at SEC Media Days last week and a few days later watched Kelsey make what seemed like 100 tackles on a replay of a game from last season a few nights ago.

How did Webb and Kelsey not end up at Florida?

Metrics. Muschamp’s metrics.

When it came to recruiting and rating prospects, Muschamp and his staff had something comparable to an NFL team’s draft board. They listed prospects along with all their measurables —
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Re: Florida Gators Football Recruiting
« Reply #85 on: July 23, 2017, 07:01:39 am »

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/888977810177568768

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Florida followed up its biggest Friday Night Lights in event history with a commitment from 5-star quarterback Matt Corral.

Gators now have a dozen pledges in their 2018 class, which is ranked 18th nationally...

https://twitter.com/ZachAbolverdi/status/888909154412355585
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« Reply #86 on: July 24, 2017, 07:33:59 am »

https://twitter.com/ZachAbolverdi/status/889273306540638209

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Gators now have 13 commitments in their 2018 class and Chase is the eighth recruit they’ve landed this week.
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« Reply #87 on: July 24, 2017, 12:25:34 pm »

 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell 20s20 seconds ago

How Matt Corral — and not Justin Fields — became Florida’s 5-star QB commit



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« Reply #92 on: August 03, 2017, 07:16:41 am »

 Graham Hall‏ @GrahamHall_ 9h9 hours ago

#Gators landing a commitment from a top prospect in the Panhandle is impressive. That area typically dominated by FSU and Alabama
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Dameon Pierce, the nation’s No. 9-ranked running back, made a surprise commitment Sunday to Florida. The Gators now have 17 commits in their 2018 class.

Pierce, a 4-star recruit from Bainbridge, Ga., chose UF over Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, and of course, Georgia. Primarily recruited by Gators RB coach Ja’Juan Seider, the former Crimson Tide pledge visited Florida twice in a week last month, including a trip to Friday Night Lights.
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« Reply #94 on: October 13, 2017, 05:20:54 am »

Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida football team will wear new uniforms Saturday against Texas A&M.

The alternate “swamp green” jerseys have been a big hit with players and recruits, but many commentators and fans dislike the new look. Drew Hughes heads Florida’s recruiting department as the director of player personnel and was the guest on Jim McElwain’s radio show:

“You look at it and everybody’s got a difference of opinion on whether they like it or not,” Hughes acknowledged. “But this was designed for a target audience of our recruits, our current players, our student body. And that generation, quite frankly, they’re into that stuff.”

The proof is in the pudding. Several UF commits and targets have shared promotional photos and videos on Twitter this week, with 5-star offensive guard Kardell Thomas saying “Florida just killed the game.”

He was not talking about the LSU game.
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Re: Florida Gators Football Recruiting
« Reply #95 on: November 03, 2017, 04:59:39 am »

 SEC Country Arkansas‏ @SECCountryHogs 20h20 hours ago

Arkansas could benefit significantly if Florida’s recruiting class falls apart  #WPS http://sec.news/2lHRKsJ
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« Reply #96 on: November 05, 2017, 08:24:36 pm »

3-star Miami Northwestern CB Nigel Bethel, reported gave a verbal to Florida.

Joins high school teammate and CB Divaad Wilson as Gators commits and becomes the 3rd member of this backfield to commit to an SEC-East school.
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