August 28th, 2014 12:00pm

Zach’s Mail Stack 8/28

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The Stack is back! Hope you all had a great summer, but I know everyone is excited about fall finally being here. I certainly am, and this is my first time not taking fall semester classes in six years after graduating from UF in May. Now I can cover and enjoy college football and recruiting more than ever before. I’m looking forward to interacting with you all over the next five months as we watch Florida’s season and 2015 class play out. In … Read More »
August 27th, 2014 08:25am

UF recruiting needs heading into fall

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The Florida Gators finished the summer strong in recruiting, adding three consecutive verbal commitments from the state of Georgia and replacing some of their recent defections with better prospects. UF heads into the fall with 11 members in its 2015 class and 10 more spots currently available, excluding walk-ons who have been awarded scholarships. No recruiting site has the Gators higher than 20th in team rankings, but they’ve met two of their top three needs in this cycle. The biggest is at linebacker, a … Read More »
August 15th, 2014 10:31am

Davis makes second trip to UF this month

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St. Petersburg Lakewood wide receiver Ryan Davis visited Florida Thursday, his second trip to the school this month. Davis checked out UF in early August with five-stars George Campbell, Byron Cowart and CeCe Jefferson. This time Davis came to Florida with his father and Donterio Fowler, the younger brother of Gators defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. The three of them are cousins and close friends. “We came to see Dante, but this visit was really for my dad,” Davis said. “He wanted to see the … Read More »
August 12th, 2014 08:38am

Notebook: Campbell, Cowart plan to decide soon

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Wide receiver George Campbell and defensive end Byron Cowart plan to decide much sooner than previously planned. Campbell could commit in the next few weeks, while Cowart thinks he’ll make his decision soon. The five-star recruits from the Tampa area visited Florida together in early August. UF has long been considered the favorite for both prospects, but right now it appears they could be headed to different schools. Florida State is trending for Campbell following his trip to Tallahassee (with Cowart) late last month. … Read More »
August 3rd, 2014 12:00pm

Davis visits UF with trio of five-star recruits

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Florida’s 2015 class has experienced a lot of moving parts over the last two months, but momentum is on the Gators’ side heading into the fall following their latest commitment. However, they’ve yet to do one thing in this cycle — land a recruit out of the Tampa area. Clemson beat out UF for Jake Fruhmorgen, Deon Cain and Ray-Ray McCloud III, and receiver Auden Tate is expected to announce Tuesday for Florida State. But the Gators are still in great shape for … Read More »
August 3rd, 2014 06:00am

Sandifer down to three schools

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Florida currently has three offensive linemen in its 2015 class after the recent commitments from George Brown and Mike Horton, but the Gators are looking to add at least two more recruits to that group. Their top in-state targets are Martez Ivey and Jalen Merrick. UF is believed to be leading for them at this time, and both visited for Friday Night Lights. Florida is also in the running for three out-of-state linemen who attended FNL — Matthew Burrell, Isaiah Prince and … Read More »
August 2nd, 2014 05:00pm

Robinson after another South Florida star

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Since Miami native Travaris Robinson joined Florida’s staff as defensive backs coach late in the 2011 recruiting cycle, the Gators have signed a South Florida prospect in every recruiting class. He has targeted a few prospects again for 2015, one of whom is Tim Irvin of Palmetto Westminster Christian. The consensus four-star athlete visited UF for Friday Night Lights, where he spent time with Robinson. “I like him a lot,” Irvin said. “We have a bond that other coaches don’t have with me. Every … Read More »
July 28th, 2014 05:37pm

St. Louis set to decide

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Four-star offensive lineman Tyree St. Louis is ready to the pull the trigger. The 6-foot-6, 305-pounder will announce his college choice Tuesday at 2 p.m. at his school, Bradenton IMG Academy. “Tomorrow is going to be an amazing day for me,” he said. “I’ve been thinking about it for some years now. I feel like it’s time to make my decision.” His four finalists are Florida, Miami, Mississippi State and Tennessee. “Each school has great fans, a great offensive line coach and a great … Read More »
July 24th, 2014 12:24am

Brown talks UF visit, Friday’s decision

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Offensive lineman George Brown is down to two finalists after a pair of visits over the past week. The Rivals250 member from Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods took a trip to Kentucky last weekend and then visited Florida on Monday. Brown was up early in Gainesville watching the Gators go through their 6 a.m. runs. “Florida was a good visit,” he said. “I liked it a lot. I got a chance to see them work out. I like (strength) coach Jeff Dillman a lot. … Read More »
July 19th, 2014 11:09am

Luginbill likes potential of Florida’s 2015 class

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With the dead period now over, recruiting will begin to pickup for the Florida football program in the coming weeks. Friday Nights Lights takes place July 25, and the start of fall training camp and football season next month will only bring more prospects to campus. The Gators have nine verbal commitments and 12 more scholarships available at this time, excluding walk-ons. Potential transfers and early departures could make room for around 25 signees. UF’s class is not ranked in the top 25 … Read More »