November 5th, 2014 11:00am

Callaway: Gators ‘shocked the world’ against UGA

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Florida’s win over Georgia last Saturday gave the Gators some much-needed momentum in recruiting, with several prospects celebrating the upset on Twitter. One of those was wide receiver Antonio Callaway, who is rated a four-star recruit by ESPN and 247Sports. “They shocked the world when they beat Georgia,” he said. “I think the two losses they had made them hungry. They made a statement with that game. It didn’t surprise me that they won, but the score definitely did.” This year the 5-foot-11, … Read More »
November 2nd, 2014 08:17am

Recruits react to UF’s upset win over UGA

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Florida’s embarrassing homecoming loss was a big blow to UF recruiting. The Gators lost two of their top commits, and it looked like they could have a hard time putting together a 2015 class with a coaching change seeming inevitable. But those concerns were not on the minds of recruits, at least for a night, on Saturday. They thoroughly enjoyed Florida’s upset win over No. 9 Georgia, and many of them (including one of the recent decommits) expressed their excitement on Twitter. I see … Read More »
October 30th, 2014 09:00pm

Zach’s Mail Stack 10/30

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This weekend will either be the final nail in Will Muschamp’s coffin or possibly breathe new life into his dying football program. The former is what most people expect to happen, but Saturday’s game against Georgia will still be intriguing for Florida. The Gators will give Treon Harris his first career start, which is what fans and recruits have wanted for weeks. They’ll also get to see how UF looks after a much needed bye week. Coming off a lopsided loss and a … Read More »
October 29th, 2014 05:07pm

Commit of the week: ATH Derrick Dillon

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Derrick Dillon had one of his most impressive performances of the season Friday in a nail-bitter at his high school, Franklinton (La.) Pine. The Florida wide receiver commit scored five touchdowns in his team’s 38-36 loss to Springfield (La.). Dillon found the end zone on the first play from scrimmage, rushing 70 yards on a quarterback keeper. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder followed that up with touchdown runs of 73 and 52 yards. He also had a 72-yard kick return for a score and threw … Read More »
October 23rd, 2014 03:00pm

Zach’s Mail Stack 10/23

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After going a few weeks with hardly any questions, you guys came through this week. I guess that’s what happens when there’s something to talk about recruiting wise. Unforunatley, it’s not the discussion most hoped we would be having. Following Florida’s embarrassing loss to Missouri last Saturday, Will Muschamp’s seat is scorching hot and some prospects are starting to cool on the Gators. The majority of you asked about the future of Florida’s heading coaching position and how it relates to recruiting. On to … Read More »
October 21st, 2014 10:16pm

Farrell: UF class will take hit, then resurge with new coach

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Florida lost its first commitment since the season started on Tuesday when linebacker Jerome Baker flipped to Ohio State. Unfortunately for the Gators, Baker is likely a sign of things to come. With UF coach Will Muschamp’s job in jeopardy, the once-promising outlook for Florida’s 2015 class can’t even be seen through orange and blue glasses now. “The recruiting class is done,” said Mike Farrell, the national recruiting analyst for Rivals. “I think it’s going to fall apart, and then you’ll see a … Read More »
October 18th, 2014 12:00pm

Clemson commit, several future Gators visiting UF

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Florida’s south end zone bleachers won’t be as packed with recruits tonight as it was last weekend for LSU, but the Gators are still hosting some important visitors for the Missouri game. The most intriguing name is a wide receiver Deon Cain, a consensus top-50 overall prospect from Tampa Bay Tech. The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder committed to Clemson on May 30, but that hasn’t stopped the Gators from pursuing him. This visit will go a long way in facilitating a potential flip for … Read More »
October 17th, 2014 06:04pm

Merrick contemplates a UF commitment during visit

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Offensive guard Jalen Merrick attended his second Florida game of the season last weekend when UF played host to LSU. The 6-foot-5, 317-pounder from New Smyrna Beach enjoyed watching the Gators despite their loss. “It’s always great to be back in The Swamp,” Merrick said. “It always feels really cool, especially when they come down by the goal line. It’s always loud. “It hurts to see anybody lose, especially when you’re interested in the team. But I know they’ll bounce back when they play … Read More »
October 16th, 2014 03:00pm

Zach’s Mail Stack 10/16

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My Mail Stack has been getting lighter and lighter each week, as many of you seemingly don’t have much to ask about recruiting and/or you have more questions and concerns about the future of this coaching staff and football team. And that’s totally understandable. Nearly every comment section turns into a debate about something other than the subject of the story. As one fan told me this week, it’s hard to care about recruiting when it’s uncertain who Florida’s coach will be … Read More »
October 15th, 2014 10:30pm

Davis attends first Florida game

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Miami Booker T. Washington cornerback Da’Vante Davis attended his first Florida game Saturday against LSU. He visited with teammate Devonaire Clarington, ESPN’s top-ranked tight end for 2015. “It was pretty good,” Davis said. “The atmosphere was crazy.” Davis said the loss by the Gators, who offered him in the summer, didn’t bother him. “They were out there making plays,” he said. “It’s still good. They stack pretty high (on his list).” The 6-foot-2, 183-pounder holds more than 20 offers but appears to be focused on four schools. He … Read More »