June 20th, 2012 11:07pm

News & Notes: Session 2 and Mini Camp 2

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Florida has wrapped up its 2012 summer football camp and it was a successful 11 days for coach Will Muschamp.

The first half of camp saw several prospects visit and some offers go out. The second half had much bigger headlines.

The Gators found their quarterback for 2013, landed their second defensive lineman of the class and picked up their first 2014 commitment.

UF also made the Top 3 for five-star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil and is tied for the lead with Notre Dame for linebacker Alex Anzalone. Both are the top targets at their position and visited Gainesville on June 17.

Here is some news and notes from Session 2 and Mini Camp 2:

UF commits Ahmad Fulwood (left) and Nick Washington (right). (Photo by Zach Abolverdi)

* The 2013 commitments on hand were receivers Rodney Adams and Ahmad Fulwood, defensive linemen Caleb Brantley and Joey Ivie, linebackers James Hearns and Quinton Powell, and safeties Keanu Neal and Nick Washington. Injuries held Fulwood and Neal out of camp, but the rest participated.

* Stayed tuned to Gatorsports.com as video interviews with Tunsil, Fulwood, Brantley, Ivie, Hearns, Powell and Washington will start being published on Thursday. One will go up on our website each day.

* Other than the aforementioned recruits, the only notable visitor from the 2013 class was Rivals250 defensive tackle Jaynard Bostwick (Port St. Lucie,Fla./St. Lucie West Centennia). He camped at UF on June 16 and spent a lot of time with Brantley, who is one of Florida’s most active recruiters. But the Gators still trail Miami and Oregon for his services and it’s unlikely the visit — or Brantley — changed that.

* On June 14, UF hosted coveted 2014 defensive end Gerald Willis III (New Orleans, La./Edna Karr), who already has offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, LSU and Miami, among others. He is the half-brother of 2012 Alabama safety signee Landon Collins, who infamously disappointed his mother on national T.V. by picking the Tide over the home-state Tigers. Like Collins, the distance factor doesn’t mean much to Willis and he isn’t afraid to leave home. In fact, the 6-foot-3, 246-pounder said UF was more impressive than his trips to Alabama and LSU because he favors Florida’s coaching style.

Florida leads for Brumfield. (Photo by Zach Abolverdi)

* The Gators got an early jump 2014 offensive lineman Garrett Brumfield (Baton Rouge, La./University Laboratory School), who was offered by Muschamp following his four-day stay for Session 2 and named Florida his leader. The only other offer for the 6-foot-3, 275-pounder is Louisiana Tech, but expect his recruitment to take off this fall.

* Accompanying Hearns on his June 15 trip was teammate Kendall Randolph, a 2014 cornerback from Tallahassee Lincoln. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder already has 11 offers, including Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia and South Carolina. He has no leader at this point but said he hears the most from AU, FSU and UF, which is expected to offer soon.

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12 Comments

  1. June 21st, 2012 8:26 pm

    Thanks, as always, for the updates. Muschamp is laying such a strong foundation for successful classes out into the future that it’s easy to see our program is climbing back. Meanwhile, I agree with Phil Steele, that our Gators will win the East this year. Watch for a BIG rebound fueled by defense and a much better equipped, balanced offensive attack.

    by Gatormac


  2. June 21st, 2012 9:29 pm

    After watching the video of Tunsil, he’s GA. Bound no doubt. Fill the Scholly with someone else.
    GBREAKER1, do you see any more that WM and his staff can do to turn this Lake City Columbia player around? He’s vertually telling you he’s Ga. bound but I’m going to get my trips in. He says they are tied but look at his face and enthusiasm when he talks or is asked about Ga.
    Ga. obviously has something the others are not even close to and it shows in his whole interview.

    by CREEK GATOR


  3. June 21st, 2012 9:48 pm

    interview is depressing.

    by J


  4. June 21st, 2012 11:04 pm

    I know some of his family and they are pushing him to stay close to home! It’s funny, but, guess what impressed him so much with Georgia? Quality of the food they were served. JK, of course, but, he did get a big smile on his face when he mentioned the food he received at UGA. I believe he’s looking at Humphries and is scaed of being beaten out for that left tackle spot. He’s not as polished as Humphries, so, he would have an uphill battle. UGA, from what I have been told, is telling him that it’s his position and they are not telling him the truth, by guaranteeing him the spot. He doesn’t want to be a pulling Guard, either! Who knows! I will see if I can find out some scoop from his family.

    by GI-Gator


  5. June 21st, 2012 11:22 pm

    The kid wore red and black to uf!

    by Kyle


  6. June 22nd, 2012 8:35 am

    I’m not sure what more WM and company could do to get this kid. It doesn’t sound like UF has a lot going for them when he talks, besides proximity and the fact that the coaches are recruiting him harder than Bama/UGa. Kyle makes a good point – you don’t wear the rival’s colors to visit a school by accident.

    by VirginiaGator


  7. June 22nd, 2012 4:22 pm

    Tunsil is a Bulldog!!

    by npgator


  8. June 22nd, 2012 4:47 pm

    GI-GATOR,
    PLEASE TELL ME THE “FOOD” THING WAS A JOKE!! I’M NOT SURE WHY HE WANTS TO GO TO GA. BUT IT’S HIS CHOICE AND WE SHOULD RESPECT IT, MOVE ON TO THE NEXT PRIORITY PLAYER WE SEEK. IT’S OBVIOUS THAT GA. HAS BETTER “FOOD” THAN WE DO, NOT COACHES, TEAMMATES, EDUCATION, FELLOW STUDENTS, PLAYING OPPORTUNITY, CHAMPIONSHIP POTENTIAL, BUT”FOOD”.
    GI-GATOR COME BACK WITH BETTER DATA, IT’S GOT TO BE MORE THAN “FOOD”. GO GATORS!!!!

    by CREEK GATOR


  9. June 23rd, 2012 5:16 pm

    His choice. Georgia people must have shown this young man he was needed and he could eat as good as Mama’s house. Note to coaching:
    might want to include know what he likes to est on the list of getting the recruit.

    by Gatordean


  10. June 25th, 2012 2:23 pm

    I know that the whole food comments are semi-joking, but as an interesting side note, UGA has won many awards for their on campus dining facilities and many dining programs model their services after theirs. I worked at Gator Dining for several years and we worked hand in hand with UGA reps to upgrade our facilities. Theirs are at least one of the top 3 programs in the nation, and definitely tops in the SEC. Ours have really improved in the past 5 years but I’ve eaten at UGA, it really is at a another level I really hope recruits aren’t basing their 3 or 4 year collegiate careers off of the taste of a steak, but with 17-18 year olds, who knows? Just thought I’d toss my two cents in, Zach keep on doing a hell of a job!

    by GatorCooken


  11. June 26th, 2012 4:50 pm

    GATORCOOKEN,
    That was very interesting, I sincerely hope that we continue to upgrade our facilities and get to the next level. Not just because UGA is up there but to be one of the very best in everything our program represents. We want to be one of the very best overall facilities/programs in the nation, BAR NONE!! I believe that our overall athletic program is in that top tier right now, but if our dining facilities need to step up to another level, get ur done!!! GO GATORS!!!!

    by CREEK GATOR


  12. June 29th, 2012 1:34 pm

    Hang with thugs and get arrested like Crowell.

    by ga gator


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