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 »
October 15th, 2014 04:48pm

Commit of the week: WR Kalif Jackson

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Kalif Jackson has been on a roll recently after returning from injury four weeks ago. The Florida receiver commit had a total of three touchdowns in his first two games back, and now he’s racking up receiving yards as well. After hauling in two catches for 87 yards and a score last week, Jackson had his best game of the year Friday. The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder caught two touchdowns and set season highs in receptions (6) and receiving yards (125) in a 41-36 loss … Read More »
October 15th, 2014 03:30pm

Norton hoping current coaches remain at Florida

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Kendrick Norton has been a regular in Gainesville since his decommitment from Florida State in early June. The four-star defensive tackle was back in town Saturday to watch the Gators take on LSU. “It was a good experience, but it sucks that they lost,” Norton said. “But overall everything was good. “It was a great atmosphere and it was really loud. It was really a great game.” Norton said he spoke to UF’s staff briefly after the game. The coaches, like him, were upset about the … Read More »
October 14th, 2014 06:18pm

UF visit opens Frasier’s eyes

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Consensus four-star running back Johnny Frasier committed to Florida State two months ago, but that hasn’t stopped other schools from pursuing him. The Gators have turned up the heat on Frasier recently, and he decided to reward their efforts by attending Saturday’s game against LSU. “They’ve picked up my recruitment,” he said. “I want to give them a chance. I like the team atmosphere and how the coaches treat the players.” Last weekend’s visit was his first to Gainesville, and it exceeded his … Read More »
October 14th, 2014 09:25am

Clarington sees opportunity with Gators

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Tevin Westbrook’s dropped touchdown pass late against LSU for the go-ahead score was a huge blow to Gator Nation. But if it’s any consolation, Devonaire Clarington — ranked the nation’s No. 1 tight end by ESPN — shares your agony. “The tight end dropping a pass, that right there was heartbreaking to me,” said Clarington, who attended the game. “I can’t watch a tight end drop a pass. That hurt my heart. It was an easy catch. He was too open. But hey, that … Read More »
October 13th, 2014 04:01pm

Jefferson sympathizes with UF’s defense

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Days after having surgery on his shoulder, five-star defensive end CeCe Jefferson was back in The Swamp to watch Florida take on LSU. It was a game he couldn’t miss. “This one was good, man,” Jefferson said. “You know there is still a lot of work to be done with the Gators and LSU. Both teams came out hard, but one team made less mistakes and it showed at the end.” Outside of the coverage breakdown on third-and-long late in the game, Florida’s … Read More »
October 12th, 2014 12:52pm

Cowart not discouraged by Florida’s loss to LSU

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Florida’s team and fan base will be hurting for days following Saturday’s last-second loss to LSU. But several of the recruits in attendance weren’t as gloomy about the game afterward, including consensus five-star defensive end Byron Cowart. Rivals’ No. 1 overall prospect did not feel discouraged by UF’s performance against the Tigers. “Not at all,” Cowart said. “This past week they had a lot of distractions with the whole Treon Harris incident. So I feel like with the week they had, they played … Read More »
October 11th, 2014 10:23am

Star-studded group of recruits visiting for LSU

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Florida’s biggest recruiting weekend of the year has finally arrived, and the Gators will have a star-studded group of recruits visiting for the LSU game tonight. A trio of five-star prospects will be on hand in offensive tackle Martez Ivey and defensive ends Byron Cowart and CeCe Jefferson. UF is considered the favorite for all three, and the matchup with the Tigers will give them an opportunity to see how the Gators stack up against an elite SEC program. “This game is … Read More »
October 9th, 2014 12:00pm

Zach’s Mail Stack 10/9

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Florida took care of business at Tennessee and will now reap the recruiting benefits of that must-win this weekend. Despite the Treon Harris investigation taking place (more on that below), prospects are still going to show up in droves for Saturday’s game against LSU. It is the biggest home game of the year and will give recruits a chance to see if UF can compete with one of the premier programs in the SEC. Florida’s upset of LSU in 2012 has been Will … Read More »