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Preparing for January

I have received numerous inquiries over the past week concerning the lack of content on the site since I started the position, and for that I would like to apologize to you all. It’s been an extremely hectic past couple of weeks, and has been made more so by being on vacation for the past week in New York City. I know this is an inconvenient time to be absent and leave everyone without our typical content – mailbags, rumors… Read More »

We have liftoff

My name is Graham Hall, and I was born and raised right here in Gainesville. You may know of me from around town, or have read my work elsewhere. I’m taking over the recruiting blog from Zach Abolverdi, who recently accepted a job with SECCountry.com to keep him covering the Gators for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Over the last five years I’ve seen Zach excel at what he loves, and I couldn’t be more proud of him. It’s a job he’s… Read More »

Eason officially visiting Florida

Florida’s quarterback recruitment has had major developments in recent days. The Gators hosted two top-100 quarterbacks over the weekend for the Florida State game. One officially visited in Maryland commit Dwayne Haskins. The other, Feleipe Franks, committed to UF on Sunday. Now a five-star signal caller is checking out Florida. Georgia commit Jacob Eason arrived in Gainesville on Tuesday night for an official visit. News of his trip broke late Monday. Eason, who’s been committed to the Bulldogs since July… Read More »

Notebook: Wilson moves up decision date

UPDATE: Wilson has pushed back his decision and no longer has a set date. Florida appears to be on the verge of its first five-star commit for 2016. Lyndell “Mack” Wilson, the nation’s top-ranked outside linebacker, has moved up his decision date. Originally scheduled to make his commitment on signing day, Wilson will announce that pledge this Friday. The 6-foot-2, 236-pounder named UF his leader in late September and has yet to change his stance on that. Wilson called Alabama his… Read More »

UF leads for four-star teammates Burns, Eubanks

UF had a disappointing end to its regular season Saturday, but the night produced plenty of positives in recruiting. Florida’s south end zone bleachers were jam-packed with recruits, including defensive end Brian Burns (6-6, 220) and tight end Nick Eubanks (6-6, 230). The four-star teammates from Fort Lauderdale American Heritage were both high on the Gators despite their 27-2 loss to Florida State. Brians named Florida and Georgia his co-leaders after the game, while Eubanks called UF his No. 1… Read More »

Visitors list for UF-FSU

Florida’s most anticipated recruiting weekend of the year is upon us, and it’s shaping up to be a big one for the Gators. UF is scheduled to have more than 50 prospects from the 2016, 2017 and 2018 classes in attendance for Saturday’s rivalry game against Florida State. For 2016, Florida will host its top targets at quarterback, wide receiver, tight end, defensive tackle, defensive end, cornerback and kicker. Here’s a running list of visitors for the game. 2016 recruits:… Read More »

Franks decommits from LSU

It’s seemingly just a matter of time before Florida lands its second quarterback for 2016. Top-100 overall recruit and early enrollee Feleipe Franks decommitted from LSU on Monday, announcing his decision on Twitter. The move doesn’t comes as a surprise following Franks’ back-to-back visits to UF this month for its home games against Vanderbilt and Florida Atlantic. The 6-foot-6, 219-pounder is a pro-style quarterback who also has mobility, the ideal fit for the offensive scheme of Jim McElwain and Doug… Read More »

McElwain on recruiting impact of UF-FSU rivalry: ‘It’s always big’

When discussing No. 14 Florida State and its best player Monday, the conversation naturally turned to recruiting for UF coach Jim McElwain. The rosters of both teams always feature dozen of players who were wanted by Florida and FSU, and the on-field rivalry often carries over to the recruiting trail in each cycle. “They’ve got a great ball squad,” McElwain said with a surly look on his face. “You’ve seen their recruiting list, you know who their players are.” Florida… Read More »

Zach’s Mail Stack 11/19

Sadly, we are approaching the final weekends of the regular season. It’s amazing how fast the fall flies by with college football. Every year we wait too long for it to come, and it always leave us too soon. This season has been a fun one to cover. Watching Jim McElwain and his staff transform Florida has been nothing short astounding, especially as a media member. The success of the team and recruiting obviously makes my job easier and more enjoyable.… Read More »