May 19th, 2013 10:37pm

Week 5 evaluations

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Here are some of the recruits Florida visited during the fifth week of the Evaluation Period:

May 14
RB Bo Scarbrough, 6-2, 222, Tuscaloosa, Ala./Northridge (Alabama commit)
TE Montez Sweat, 6-6, 220, Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson (Vanderbilt commit)
DE Trent Harris, 6-2, 227, Winter Park, Fla/Winter Park
LB Dillon Bates, 6-3, 225, Ponte Verda, Fla./Ponte Verda
LB Torrence Brown, 6-4, 230, Tuscaloosa, Ala./Tuscaloosa Academy
DB Jared Tucker, 5-11, 162, Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson
2015 WR Dexter Neal, 6-3, 195, Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson (South Carolina commit)
2015 TE/DE Chauncey Rives, 6-2, 238, Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson

May 15
RB/FB Cortavious Givens, 5-11, 215, St. Petersburg, Fla./Admiral Farragut Academy
DL Davonte Lambert, 6-3, 278, Milledgeville, Ga./Georgia Military College
2015 ATH Shawn Burgess-Becker, 6-1, 185, Coconut Creek, Fla./Monarch

May 16
WR Corey Holmes, 6-2, 174, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas
WR Trevon Lee, 5-11, 167, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons
OL Roderick Johnson, 6-7, 310, Florissant, Mo./Hazelwood Central
DT Khairi Clark, 6-2, 315, Hollywood, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna
DT Anthony Moten, 6-4, 280 Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida commit)
DE Chad Thomas, 6-5, 229, Miami, Fla./Booker T. Washington
LB Richard Yeargin III, 6-3, 216, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School
CB Quincy Wilson, 6-2, 195, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School
ATH Treon Harris, 5-11, 180, Miami, Fla./Booker T. Washington
2015 TE Jake Bargas, 6-3, 220, Boca Raton, Fla./St. Andrew’s School

May 17
LB Christian Miller, 6-4, 215, Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley
DE Cory Thomas, 6-5, 272, Mc Calla, Ala./McAdory

May 18
ATH Jimmy Bayes, 6-3, 197, Immokalee, Fla./Immokalee (South Florida commit)
ATH J.C. Jackson, 5-10, 175, Immokalee, Fla./Immokalee (Florida State commit)

News & Notes

* The following prospects received offers from Florida this week: Michigan defensive end commit Lawrence Marshall (Southfield, Mich./Southfield), 2015 receiver Devante Peete (Pompano Beach, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas), 2015 defensive tackle Trenton Thompson (Albany, Ga./Westover), 2015 athlete Shawn Burgess-Becker (Coconut Creek, Fla./Monarch) and 2016 Nate Craig (Dade City, Fla./Pasco).

* Norcross (Ga.) five-star defensive end Lorenzo Carter of plans to visit UF on June 14.

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Comments

10 Comments

  1. May 20th, 2013 8:49 am

    OPINIONS WELCOME:

    If a Student Athlete is considered an elite Baseball Prospect and also excels on the Football Field; Should the Student Athlete play both sports in High School or just concentrate on Baseball?

    by TampaUFALumDad


  2. May 20th, 2013 8:51 am

    They just visited miller, that just makes his De-commitment even worse to me.

    by J


  3. May 20th, 2013 9:11 am

    Well, maybe that means he was talking about his desire to visit other schools and the staff told him to go and do it. But he couldn’t do it while committed to UF. It’s similar to what happened with Roderick Johnson last year and in the end, he discovered that Florida was the best place for him after all. Fortunately, there was a scholarship still available for him when he returned to the good guys.

    by Sean


  4. May 20th, 2013 5:57 pm

    @ j, j YOU ARE TOO HARD ON THE KIDS. IT’S EARLY LET THEM GO OUT AND SEE WHAT’S OUT THERE, IT IS BETTER FOR THEM TO KNOW THAT THIS IS THE BEST PLACE FOR THEM OR NOT. WHEN THEY COME IN, THEY GIVE THEIR BEST WHEN THEY KNOW THIS IS THEIR BEST SHOT AND YOU EITHER DO IT HERE OR YOU ARE A BUST. RELAX J, THERE IS PLENTY OF TIME LEFT. IF HE WAITS TOO LONG AND THE SCHOLLY’S ARE ALL TAKEN THEN HE LOSES, HE KNOWS THAT. GO GATORS!!!!

    by CREEK GATOR


  5. May 20th, 2013 10:28 pm

    Tampa Dad, let the boy decide. If his academics are in line and he can handle the load, let him play any sport he chooses. There are a whole lot worse things he could do.

    by T-bone


  6. May 21st, 2013 4:54 pm

    Tampa Dad, obviously the kid is a good athlete and excels at both sports. Let his talent shine in whatever sport he’s interested in playing. Like T-bone said if his academics are not suffering, let the kid play the COACHES know how to evaluate talent, they will know what he is capable of, let him enjoy these years. In my day (60′s – 70′s) we played baseball, basketball, football and had to be on the track team as well. It’s not too much for him if that’s what you are worried about. And as I mentioned, the coaches know how to evaluate talent. GO GATORS!!!!

    by CREEK GATOR


  7. May 22nd, 2013 8:38 am

    Thank you T-bone and Creek Gator for your input. The athlete’s grades are not the issue. Yesterday, he walked away from his schools’ Scholastic Awards Banquet with 8 awards, including the top honor. There seems to be two schools of thought. One, is that he has an inside track to go as far as he wants in Baseball and why risk an injury. The other side sees a 6′ 2″ 8th grader running a legitimate 4.57 in the 40 with great hands who loves to get physical. Yes, he plays T.E. This side feels that he could go far in football. As the proud parent of this young man I would never forgive myself if someone rolled up on his legs and both sports ended. It’s just a tough decision. His first love is Baseball but Football is a close second. Thank you in advance for any more advice out there.

    by TampaUFALumDad


  8. May 22nd, 2013 5:22 pm

    oNE LAST SHOT TampaUFALumDad, The RISK of INJURY, you nor him can control that, he could have fallen down the stairs going to get one of those eight academic awards and rendered himself a sports ending injury. Many athlete a few of them PRO’s that I know (personally) says that when you are trying to be too careful worrying about injury is when you are most vulnerable to an injury. I don’t think you lessen his chances of not sustaining a VERY serious injury because he is now limited to one sport. Playing the two sports could be a help to him by keeping him in top physical condition. YOU GUYS HAVE a TOUGH DECISION to make and a long time to be on pins and needles if you are that conscious about the possibility of a SPORTS ENDING INJURY. Just saying, dont let that dominate your thought and decision making process! GO GATORS!!!!

    by CREEK GATOR


  9. May 23rd, 2013 8:43 am

    Thank you very much Creek Gator. This is what makes the decision so difficult. We don’t approach the decision of a possible injury by being too careful while participating in a sport; that is what I think athletes mean when trying to be too careful. My concern is the actual exposure to a higher possibility of an injury. Higher Risk events cause Higher Risks. Walking down the road carries a lot less risk than “Running With The Bulls”.
    I am sincerely appreciative of your input and you make valid points. We think of Riley Cooper and how he played both successfully. Thank you, again, for taking your valuable time to help a fellow Gator!!! GO GATORS!!!

    by TampsUFALum Dad


  10. May 23rd, 2013 3:04 pm

    UNDERSTOOD!!!! GO GATORS!!!! You are so correct about the higher risk factors!

    by CREEK GATOR


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