July 10th, 2014 09:30pm

Baker excited to make decision

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U.S. Army All-American Jerome Baker is ready to reveal his college choice to the recruiting world. The consensus top-100 linebacker from Cleveland (Ohio) Benedictine announces his decision Friday at 10 a.m. ET at his high school. “I think it’s going to be a pretty big moment,” Baker said. “This is one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make regarding football. So it’s definitely going to be tough, but I know where I want to go. “I’m just excited to finally get … Read More »
July 7th, 2014 09:51am

The Opening preview

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Recruits travel to Oregon today for the top high school football combine of the summer. ‘The Opening’ takes place this week at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. The event will be televised on ESPNU Tuesday from 8-10 p.m. ET for the SPARQ rating national championship, Wednesday from 8-10:30 p.m. ET for 7on7 pool play and Thursday from 8-11 p.m. ET for the 7on7 semifinal and championship as well as the linemen challenge finals. Three UF commits are competing this year in receiver Derrick … Read More »
July 5th, 2014 10:49am

Lewis talks commitment status, official visit plans

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The status of Marcus Lewis’ pledge to the Gators has been in question recently with reports surfacing that he wants to take all five of his allotted official visits. The Rivals100 cornerback was also one of only two Florida commits that didn’t attend a summer camp session at UF last month. However, Lewis hasn’t been to any schools since his trip to Florida and said his plans to visit others are nothing new. “This is what I’ve wanted to do all along. You never know … Read More »
June 30th, 2014 03:06pm

Few options remain at RB for Gators

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The Gators are looking to sign at least one running back for 2015, and just a couple targets look like legitimate options for them at this time. Lakeland Christian’s T.J. Simmons committed Monday to UCLA, the school that had been his leader since May. Florida was his early favorite, but there seemed to lack mutual interest from both sides as his recruitment played out. With Simmons officially off the board, Ray-Ray McCloud III (5-10, 180) is the only uncommitted and quality RB … Read More »
June 20th, 2014 11:57am

Florida recruiting Boykin for B-position

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Despite signing three tight ends in the last class and already having one committed for 2015, Florida is still looking for those tall, lean pass catchers to play the B-position in Kurt Roper’s offense. The position is a mix of tight end, H-back and fullback assignments, and you’ll see a guy line up in the slot, out wide or in the backfield. One prospect the Gators are targeting for the position is Miles Boykin, a 6-foot-4, 220-pounder from New Lenox (Ill.) Providence … Read More »
June 18th, 2014 04:50pm

Patterson enjoys UF visit

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Florida hosted offensive guard Javon Patterson for a visit Wednesday. It was his first-ever trip to UF, and the consensus top-100 prospect liked what he saw in Gainesville. “I had a great time,” Patterson said. “Just being able to see the campus and meet the coaches face-to-face. I felt comfortable here.” The 6-foot-4, 295-pounder from Petal (Miss.) walked away from his visit with high regard for Gators offensive line coach Mike Summers. “He knows the game and does a good job teaching the position,” … Read More »
June 18th, 2014 02:57pm

Davis hoping Gators extend offer

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Jacksonville Ed White athlete Javarius Davis camped Wednesday at Florida with hopes of adding another scholarship offer to his growing list. Though he’s a consensus three-star prospect, Davis has picked up offers from Missouri, Ohio State, Tennessee, UCLA and USC in recent weeks. The Gators worked him out as a running back, receiver and return man, and Davis tweeted that he ran a 4.38 in the 40-yard dash. “They were telling me I’m a great athlete, just seeing what position fits me best,” … Read More »
June 18th, 2014 01:04pm

Payton impresses at Florida camp

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UF receiver commit Tristan Payton had no intentions of participating in Florida’s summer camp when he visited the school Tuesday. That changed after spending some time on campus. “When I got here, I just felt good,” Payton said. “I felt like I was home. So I just wanted to get some work in, and it felt pretty good.” The 6-foot, 182-pounder from Jacksonville First Coast displayed deep-threat ability and great hands, as seen in this play from his workout. “You know I had to take … Read More »
June 18th, 2014 11:30am

Seven UF commits in updated ESPN300

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ESPN apparently thinks very highly of Florida’s 2015 class thus far. Seven of the Gators’ nine verbal commitments were in the updated ESPN300 Wednesday. UF had just three commits in the rankings when they were first released in April. Florida still has a small class size at this point relative to past years. However, the quality of recruits is making up for the insufficient quantity, according to ESPN. The Gators currently rank No. 14 in the site’s class rankings, but they’re one of only … Read More »
June 17th, 2014 10:54am

Ivie gets workout, advice from Lawing

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Two years after his brother Joey camped at Florida and committed to the Gators, Dade City Pasco defensive lineman Andrew Ivie was in Gainesville over the weekend getting a summer workout in with UF. The 6-foot-1, 275-pound rising senior participated in both camp sessions Saturday. “It went pretty well,” he said. “I like the way coach (Brad) Lawing does everything. He’s very straightforward with you. If you mess up, he lets you know and helps you fix it. It made me realize even … Read More »