October 23rd, 2013 04:10pm

Commit of the week: RB Dalvin Cook

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Dalvin Cook has seen several of his touchdowns called back this season or received limited touches due to his team building large leads.

His statistics have suffered in some games as a result, but Friday was an exception.

Miami Central turned to Cook early and often against rival Northwestern, which stayed within two scores of the Rockets for most of the night.

But in the middle of the fourth quarter, Cook broke free for a 91-yard touchdown run and gave Central a 30-13 edge. He finished with a season-high 234 rushing yards on 19 carries as the Rockets went on to beat the Bulls, 44-13.

QB Will Grier, Davidson (N.C.) Day: Grier accounted for 412 yards (329 passing, 83 rushing) and eight touchdowns (six through the air, two on the ground) in a 61-21 win over Indian Trail (N.C.) Metrolina Christian.

WR Ermon Lane, Homestead: Lane made a pair of touchdown receptions in his team’s 23-20 loss to Miami Carol City. He was ejected from his game on Oct. 10 for allegedly throwing a punch and faced a possible six-game suspension for fighting from Florida High School Athletic Association. The FHSAA reviewed Homestead’s appeal and reduced Lane’s penalty to time served.

TE C’yontai Lewis, Alabaster (Ala.) Kingwood Christian: Lewis only had two catches in a 39-10 victory over Cecil (Ala.) Macon-East Montgomery, but both went for touchdowns and totaled a team-high 87 receiving yards.

DE Justus Reed, Clearwater Central Catholic: Reed recorded nine tackles, a sack and two quarterback hurries to help his team defeat Clearwater Calvary Christian, 47-23.

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14 Comments

  1. October 23rd, 2013 7:44 pm

    I hope these offensive recruits know how to effectively run the ball up the middle twice and how to execute a screen pass or bubble screen……because that is all they will do in a Florida offense that is far to complicated for the current players to execute, evidently.

    Muschamp’s solution announced today in his news conference for his struggling offense……in to “simplify” an already overly simple and ineffective offense. Now, instead of repeating the same 4 or 5 plays each game over and over again that never work, the Gators now will simplify that and only run only 2 or 3 plays over and over again that never work. Gotcha, coach. Georgia does not stand a chance now.

    by Tampa Gator


  2. October 23rd, 2013 8:23 pm

    Hey Zach, your updates on Will Grier show he’s completely tearing it up this year, with tons of yards and TDs. But it seems like his HS team wins every game in a 50 point blowout. The lack of competition reminds me of Driskel in high school, where physical domination meant his decision making was never needed/displayed. Should we be concerned?

    by Dave


  3. October 23rd, 2013 10:14 pm

    Tampa Gator, I understand your anger but just let it go man. We will be what we will be this year. Remember after a 7-6 season we went 11-2. This year seems the reverse of fortunes. We will be OK in the end. We will get better. Patients and hard work will bring good things to us again.

    by J


  4. October 23rd, 2013 10:32 pm

    J….

    Muschamp changes my mind and many minds if Florida’s offense does not win the game……for Georgia……like it won the game for Miami, LSU, and Missouri.

    by Tampa Gator


  5. October 24th, 2013 4:44 am

    (Simplify) really

    by MONEYGREEN


  6. October 24th, 2013 9:46 am

    Winning one game does not change anything – it’s just one game. There has to be consistent improvement and so far this year we have not done that. Time will tell. In my opinion we have the talent – it’s not the talent – it’s the coaching. It’s really that simple. Last year was an anomaly. This year so far has proved that.

    by Another Tampa Gator


  7. October 24th, 2013 1:30 pm

    Dave, Will Greir excelled at the elite 11 on 11 competitions and was rated #2 out of the other 11QB’s I believe. So no we should not be worried because he dominated even the best competition from around the US at those camps.

    by Ryan


  8. October 24th, 2013 1:33 pm

    @ Dave
    Driskel actually didnt have great passing statistics in high school because he always played decent central florida competition, while being stuck on a terrible team. If grier ends up a bust it would look more like john brantley

    by Jimmy


  9. October 24th, 2013 1:35 pm

    @ryan driskel did all those things too

    by Jimmy


  10. October 24th, 2013 1:44 pm

    I GUESSING COOK AND OTHER RECRUITS DO READ THIS STUFF.
    TAMPA GATOR:WAY TO BE POSITIVE!
    SHOW SOME CLASS AND KEEP THAT NEGATIVE STUFF TO YOUR SELF.
    J: 11-2 LAST YEAR WAS NOT BECAUSE THE PLAYERS WERE A 13-0 TEAM THAT THE COACHING HELD BACK.
    LAST YEAR WAS A 8-5 TEAM THAT THE COACHING GOT 11-2 OUT OF.
    I STILL APPRECIATE HOW GOOD OUR COACHING IS.

    by BUCK


  11. October 24th, 2013 3:16 pm

    @Ryan
    I believe Elite 11 is mainly QB passing drills, it is not 11-on-11 games. They’ll have all the QBs line up and throw a slant, then all the QBs throw a fade, etc. So it rewards arm strength, accuracy, quickness, but Not decision making.

    the Driskel/Murphy situation has shown us that decision making is very important and also very difficult to evaluate at practice.

    by Dave


  12. October 24th, 2013 3:18 pm

    but i’m still really excited to have Grier. Can’t wait to see him in orange and blue.

    by Dave


  13. October 24th, 2013 4:02 pm

    Buck……

    I am sure Cook’s desire to attend the University of Florida in order to get a high quality education is more important than whatever I post on here…..at least I hope that is the case. And I prefer to be realistic and honest and not stick my head in a hole. The Florida offense is perhaps the worse offense in the country right now. Muschamp is responsible for that….he said so himself. He needs to fix it in time for the Georgia game and win that game….or I can guarantee you I will not be the only “negative” poster on Gators blogs everywhere. The offense was not good in Muschamp’s first year. It was not much better last year and a great defense saved him. It is worse this year and the injuries are making everything worse. I personally am sick of watching this team execute at a lower level than a high school team on Saturdays. My lord, they cannot even execute a screen pass on four consecutive attempts (2 vs. LSU and 2 vs. Missouri). It is pitiful to watch, and Muschamp and the offensive coaches are to blame. But the OL coach is more to blame than anyone. They have not clue what they are supposed to do on most passing downs. Watch the replay of the games to see. On one play vs. Missouri, the guard, tackle, and Tight End were blocking two Missouri linemen. All three went to block one Missouri player and let the other DL rush in untouched to make a sack. Just unbelievable to watch that on the replay. If the guard had picked up the DL, two Florida WRs were running open and Murphy could have made a big pass play. But that kind of thing repeated itself over and over again on the reply. No excuse for that….from a coaching perspective. The OL coach and offensive coaches need to coach up the players much better or those coaches need to be gone after this year. Now, that is simplifying things to me.

    by Tampa Gator


  14. October 27th, 2013 7:00 pm

    It has all become very frustrating watching these coaches come up with a game plan week in and week out that does not work. I’m not sure why they can’t see what we do when watching film. No deep passes to keep safeties honest, defenses play 9 guys in the box and we still run. If I was a recruit at wideout I wouldn’t come to Florida cause they would never throw you the ball. Will wants to be tough like Alabama and LSU but that is not who we are or will ever be. OC Needs fired yesterday or Will needs to take the cuffs off him.

    by Gator4life


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