January 11th, 2011 05:00pm

Louisiana DE could follow Muschamp to UF


From the start, it didn’t seem as though Will Muschamp would dip too much into Texas’ recruiting territory during his first few months at his new job. It’s not that there wasn’t talent there, but that Longhorns stronghold is tough to break in such a short period of time.

However, Muschamp’s popularity in Austin, Texas has got one recruit interested in Florida for the first time.

Shreveport, La., Evangel defensive end Jermauria Rasco was once considering just Florida State, LSU and Alabama, with Texas still getting some interest until Muschamp left UT for UF. That move and the fact that Bama defensive line coach Bo Davis is now at Texas, has Rasco rethinking his entire recruitment.

“Honestly, it kind of messed up everything for me,” Rasco said following the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Saturday.

“Me and mom are going to have to talk about everything when I get back to the house.”

Now, Rasco said he’s looking at Texas, Arkansas, Bama, Florida, FSU and LSU. Rasco said Muschamp getting the Florida job is the only reason he’s even considering the Gators.

“That was the main reason I was interested in Texas because he was the coach in-waiting and I knew the coaching staff was going to stay steady,” Rasco said of Muschamp.

“Right now, I don’t know anything (about Florida). All I know is Coach Muschamp is the head coach there and he told me if I could get a visit there he wouldn’t mind.”

Muschamp also coached Rasco’s high school coach/defensive coordinator Phillip Deas when he was at LSU. Rasco said Deas has been very supportive of Muschamp and his hiring at Florida.

His visit hasn’t been set up, but Rasco said if he were to head to Gainesville it would be the weekend before National Signing Day. A late January visit is usually a very good thing for the team getting that visit.

Rasco said he will have a signing day announcement on Feb. 2, but is dreading the next few weeks. With all the new research he’s going to be doing, he’s going to trust a higher power to guide him through the final stages of his high school career.

“It’s fixing to get crazy,” he said. “I’m just leaning on God on this one because he knows what’s best for me. I can’t control this one.”

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  1. January 11th, 2011 6:14 pm

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  2. January 11th, 2011 6:26 pm

    Sounds like a level headed kid. We need more athletes like that. However, out of curiosity, what’s his talent level?

    by John S

  3. January 11th, 2011 6:40 pm

    Ed! You are going to be our lifeline until Feb 2nd and even after that as we have a unfortunate break from C’football! Let us know what you know! We appreciate all your work!!

    by Tn Gator

  4. January 11th, 2011 6:46 pm

    @ John S….He is a Army All-American, Scout has him as a 5-star (2nd ranked DE) and Rivals has him a 4-star (12th DE). Sounds like a stud to me. Get him Will!

    by Kevin

  5. January 11th, 2011 7:35 pm

    My question for Ask Aschoff…how about some predictions?
    Anthony Chickillo, Tim Jernigan, Stephone Anthony, Curtis Grant, Tony Steward, Jeoffrey Pagan, Sammy Watkins, Kelvin Benjamin (recent FSU commit), Cyrus Kouandjio, any big-name Offensive lineman? With Will Hill and Ahmad Black leaving, we also have a need at Safety. Any leads on a Safety we might be in the market for? Love the column, thanks Ed!

    by GatorRace

  6. January 11th, 2011 7:46 pm

    I find it pretty annoying when these kids suggest that it’s in God’s hands. Laughable.

    by Daniel M.

  7. January 11th, 2011 7:58 pm

    Safeties is not that big of a deal,the starters r n place with matt elam & josh evans who played better than will hill at the start of the yr. we also sign jabari garman & chris johnson n this class so safety is str8.my main concern is the pass rush when have the gators not had an elite d-end


  8. January 11th, 2011 8:41 pm

    Chris Johnson is definitely not the answer at Safety. We had pretty good DE’s commit last year. Our position of need is definitely Safety and D Tackle

    by Gio Showtime

  9. January 11th, 2011 8:41 pm

    oh and Josh Evans? c’mon now

    by Gio Showtime

  10. January 11th, 2011 8:58 pm


    You are cranking out the updates. Thanks for the info.

    by JM

  11. January 11th, 2011 8:58 pm

    CB? I’m pretty sure it said that this kid is a top-notch DE.

    by g8tr93

  12. January 11th, 2011 10:10 pm

    Who are the d lineman that we are most likely to sign.. seems we are all over the place with no d line coach to recruit with.. Also, is coach Hill signing anyone away from Miami given the coaching changes and Weiss on board??

    by DALE

  13. January 12th, 2011 12:09 am

    Ok Everyone, Sorry But, There’s not one area of this Gator football team that doesn’t NEED HELP! Wow, this team is not close to a Real Good Team! My hope is that some of the young guys GROW UP! As well as Some of the Freshmen can Contribute enough to help make a run at the SEC EAST!

    by GatorStrong

  14. January 12th, 2011 7:20 am

    Ed —
    Anthony Chickillo (DE) looked “high energy” in the Army All-Star game!
    In a previous article you said that he is Muschamp’s “#1 Target.”
    Any new info on his status and plans for announcing??
    What about, per your mention, the possibility of a second QB recruitment?

    by quickenedspirit

  15. January 12th, 2011 7:48 am

    Hey whats the deal Ed,you are telling us that this guy and that guy are visiting this weekend Then we never here anything again about it?

    by Tom

  16. January 12th, 2011 7:50 am

    I could barely hear what the athletes were saying in the interviews, MUCH LESS the interviewER!
    Considering the background volume in the stadium, a more strategic and orderly positioning of the microphone would have been nice.
    I was able to get bits and pieces, though.

    by quickenedspirit

  17. January 12th, 2011 10:16 am

    Daniel M,

    Exactly why is it laughable to leave it in God’s hands? This is a huge decision for this kid and he should seek the Lord for every decision he makes and especially this one. You are annoyed because this kid wants to seek his Creator for this decision. What exactly is so annoying about that?

    GOD BLESS and Go Gators!!

    by J.D.

  18. January 12th, 2011 10:33 am

    My question is what is the deal with these recruiting rankings. Scout has UF at number 23, Rivals has UF at number 19 and ESPN has UF at 5. Why the disparity in the rankings?

    by LogicalOne

  19. January 12th, 2011 12:53 pm

    J.D. I agree with Daniel M. that it is laughable for him to say that he is leaving it in god’s hands because the kid is the one making the decision. If he wants to pretend that god told him to make the decision, whatever.

    by Michael

  20. January 12th, 2011 3:34 pm

    Everything is in God’s hands. In everything we do we need to seek Him for His will and not ours. Wise men seek the Lord, fools lean on their own understanding.

    I think we are good on safety and corners. We have a ton of options at corner from Janoris Jenkins to Moses Jenkins to all of of 2010′s recruits and 2011 recruits. For Safety we have Matt Elam to Dee Finley, new recruit Gorman and Chris Johnson is gonna be AWESOME. Chris Johnson already plays like Ahmad Black.

    by GatorsEverywhere

  21. January 12th, 2011 4:13 pm

    Daniel & Michael, I don’t know what to say about a man that questions anyone that wants to lean on the Lord of ALL the worlds. Have the two of you gotten sooo far away from the realities of life that you no longer seek guidance or depend on the guidance of G-d at some point in life, of is it that you only seek that guidance and help when you are in trouble? These KIDS are at the very least smart enough to seek guidance before they are in a crisis. You are probably the same guys that write about how some of these kids don’t belong at Florida when they get in trouble because they didn’t seek proper guidance, what better guidance can they receive than that of G-d? YOURS?


  22. January 12th, 2011 4:43 pm

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  23. January 12th, 2011 7:20 pm

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  24. January 12th, 2011 9:30 pm

    Bud da Gator is Bud da troll

    by Todd

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