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Talking Florida Gators suspensions for Michigan and scrimmage

GC brings you a new podcast as we talk Florida Gators suspensions for Michigan and scrimmage.

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Florida Gators soccer opens season with a win

The Florida Gators soccer team opened the season with a exhibition win on Wednesday.

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Copeland knew he wanted to join the Florida Gators

WR Jacob Copeland knew he wanted to join the Florida Gators for several years now.

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Week two fall camp 2017 podcast: Florida Gators football

GC brings you a week two Florida Gators football fall camp update where we talks about camp.

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Florida Gators soccer host exhibition game against MSU

The Florida Gators soccer will host an exhibition game against Mississippi State on Wed.

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Corral joins the podcast to talk Florida Gators recruiting and more

QB Matt Corral joins the podcast to talk Florida Gators recruiting and much more.

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Florida Gators photo gallery: Fall practice #2

GC brings you a Florida Gators photo gallery for Fall practice #2 on Friday.

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Florida Gators media day notebook: Jim McElwain presser

GC brings you a Florida Gators media day notebook: Jim McElwain press conference.

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Petit-Frere enjoys Florida Gators visit but still open

OL Nick Petit-Frere enjoyed his Florida Gators visit but is still open in his recruitment.

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Wilson credits Davis for his commitment to the Florida Gators

OL Wardrick Wilson credits Brad Davis for his commitment to the Florida Gators.

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Miami DB commit Gilbert Frierson keeping options open

The Florida Gators have had great luck with flipping Miami Hurricanes commits the last few years and that has continued in the 2018 recruiting class.

Last Friday, the Gators hosted one of Miami’s top commits in defensive back Gilbert Frierson (6-1, 185, Miami, FL. Coral Gables Senior) who enjoyed his first Friday Night Lights.

“It was a great experience,” Frierson said. “Friday Night Lights, my first time out here. I heard a lot about it and I got to experience it.”
One of the things that stood out to Frierson was the Gators coaching staff and the way they treated him.
“The coaches, great coaches,” he said of Florida’s coaching staff. “The coaches are great; they always show positivity towards me, willing to do anything to get me to where I need to be.”
Despite Frierson being committed to Miami for sometime now, the Gators have had several coaches continue to talk to the Canes commit.
“Very often,” Frierson said on how often he talks to Florida. “I talk to Coach [Corey] Bell, Coach [Randy] Shannon, and Coach Hova a lot.

The message from Florida has continued to be the same since day one and it’s very simple message.
“We talk a lot that they want to see me here,” he said on the message from the coaches. “They want to see me play for the Gators and be apart of greatness.”
The Gators coaching staff also has a lot of helping hands as Frierson knows several of the Gators current players.
“Oh yeah, of course, I know Vosean Joseph, C.J. Henderson, Shawn Davis and I know a couple,” he said of the South Florida guys he knows. “Yeah, we talk a lot. I talk to C.J. and Shawn Davis.”
Frierson admits that Friday’s visit helped the Gators chances but he says every visit does that.
“I’ve been up here before. It’s not my first time,” Frierson said on if this visit helped Florida. “My third time up here. Every time I come up I just try to get more comfortable.”

The Miami defensive back doesn’t talk much about his status but did shed a little light on his status with Miami.
“Not too much in my recruitment, I don’t really know,” he said of how solid he is to Miami. “I’m just keeping quiet about my recruitment right now.”
Frierson did admit that he wants to give other schools a shot because of how early he committed to Miami.

“It’s tough because I committed very early in my recruiting process so I never gave schools a chance,” Frierson said of his recruitment. “I’m just opening it up a little bit.”

Over the next few months, Frierson plans to evaluate all of his options and see how this fall goes.

“I’m waiting on to see how the season goes,” he said on chances he flips from Miami. “I feel I can go anywhere. I can only pick one school.”

 

INSIDERS TAKE: Frierson is very open despite his commitment to Miami and Georgia is the team with the most momentum right now. The longer this goes on, the better chance Florida has to make up ground on the defensive back. Frierson does have a really good relationship with several of Florida’s coaches.

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Florida Gators improve their chances with Whittington

The Florida Gators improved their chances with 2019 WR Jordan Whittington on Wednesday.

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Burney recruiting others to join the Florida Gators

Athlete Amari Burney is recruiting others to join the Florida Gators with him in 2018.

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Pierce loves the passion of Florida Gators coaching staff

The Florida Gators are searching for a second running back to join commit Iverson Clement in the 2018 class. Right now, Dameon Pierce (5-11, 205, Bainbridge, Ga., Bainbridge) is priority number one.

“They say I’m perfect,” said Pierce. “I’m the guy they want.”

The No. 9 running back in the nation visited Florida for the second time this weekend for Friday Night Lights, and while he didn’t compete in the camp, he got just what he wanted out of his visit—more time with running backs coach JuJuan Seider.

“It wasn’t different at all,” he said. “You know, same old...

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Lang had been ready to commit to the Florida Gators

Tight end Dante Lang (6-5, 220, Boca Raton, FL. High) committed to the Florida Gators on Friday before he worked out in front of the staff in the Swamp later that night.

One of the big reasons that Lang says he’s committed to Florida was the communication that the coaching staff had with him on a daily basis.

“Coach [Greg] Nord and Coach [JaJuan] Seider checking on me every day,” Lang said on why he committed on Friday. “Being a family, not even coaches. Florida was right for me.”

It wasn’t something that Lang didn’t out of nowhere as the tight end headed to Gainesville...

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Florida Gators recruiting podcast recapping FNL and more

GatorCountry.com brings you a new podcast as we recap the biggest Florida Gators recruiting event of the summer as the Swamp hosted Friday Night Lights on Friday.

Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre break down the big commitment from quarterback Matt Corral, plus the momentum that comes along with him committing.

Andrew and Nick also break down how big of an event FNL was for the Gators and how the Gators have changed the event of the last few days.

TRANSCRIPT:

Andrew:​What’s up, Gator Country? Your man, Andrew Spivey, here with Nicholas de la Torre. Nicholas, I thought it was...

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Barnes can see himself playing in The Swamp

The No. 4 offensive tackle in the 2018 class made his second trip of the summer to Gainesville to participate in the Florida Gators Friday Night Lights event this weekend. William Barnes (6-4, 312, Apopka, Fla., Apopka) was nothing short of dominant in the camp as arguably the top performer of the weekend.

Barnes has built a strong relationship with Florida and just keeps coming back for more. He was once again blown away by his experience on Friday.

“Just coming down here and competing in The Swamp, it was definitely a great experience,” said Barnes. “I can definitely see myself...

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Ojulari can see himself in the Swamp: Florida Gators recruiting

Everyone knows about how big of a night Friday Night Lights was for the Florida Gators recruiting class, but Saturday also saw several big time prospects on campus.

One of those big prospects on campus was defensive end Azeez Ojulari (6-4, 224, Marietta, GA. High) who got to visit and be around several coaches.

“I’ve been here since like 12. It’s a great place. First time in The Swamp,” Ojulari said of his Florida visit on Saturday. “Coach [Chris] Rumph is a great coach. I sat in there with him, we were talking position wise, we went around the campus, saw the academics, great...

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Florida Gators recruiting class reacts to Corral news

The Florida Gators coaching staff, fan base and really pretty much in the Gator Nation was excited and well pumped up on Saturday night after a great recruiting weekend.

Well that and the news that big time quarterback Matt Corral had committed to Florida during his three-day visit to Gainesville.

GatorCountry.com ran a Twitter reaction on Saturday night but now we talked to several current Gators commits in the 2018 and 2019 class to get their reaction on the big news.

The reaction is overwhelming positive as you would expect as the class finally has their signal...

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Florida Gators sitting in second place for Brown

The Florida Gators welcomed top talent at every position for the annual Friday Night Lights camp this weekend. Among the top performers in the event was 2018 running back and West Virginia commit Leddie Brown (6-0, 210, Smyrna, Del., Smyrna).

Brown is the highest rated player in the state of Delaware and made his first trip to Florida on Friday after receiving an offer back in February.

“I liked the energy of the coaches and the tempo of the camp,” said Brown.

He has been committed to WVU since late April, but he admitted his visit to Florida was a little different, in a good way....

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Spivey Senses: Florida Gators recruiting notes post FNL

GatorCountry was live at Friday Night Lights for the biggest Florida Gators recruiting event of the year and a lot of big time players attended the event.

The Gators had two big time quarterbacks on campus for the event and one of those guys competed at the event.

GatorCountry brings you a new edition of our Spivey Senses insider report as we bring you the latest buzz surrounding the 2018 class.

Here's some things you will learn in this article

-How the quarterback is shaking out for the Gators right now.

-Which running back really stood out during the Friday Night Lights...

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Clement sees special things ahead for Florida Gators

The Florida Gators had their big recruiting event on Friday night in the Swamp where a lot of players gathered to take part in Friday Night Lights.

Several current Gators commits were in town including running back commit Iverson Clement (5-11, 199, Mount Holly, NJ Rancocas Valley) who enjoyed the atmosphere in Gainesville.

“It feels amazing,” Clement said of being back at Florida. “Everybody is down here. We got Justin Fields, Matt Corral, Jacob Copeland; we had a lot of people. We all get together just chill, just talk and the biggest part of it all is just the relationship. A...

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Lang joins the Florida Gators recruiting class

The Florida Gators recruiting class of 2018 picked up its third commitment of the week on Friday when tight end Dante Lang (6-5, 220, Boca Raton, FL. High) committed to the Gators.

The tight end impressed coaches this spring when he made the move from defensive end to tight end and performed well.

Lang also worked out in front of the Gators coaching staff on Friday night and the staff seen enough that they were ready to take a pledge from the tight end.

This spring, Lang picked up an offer from Florida after running backs coach JaJuan Seider watched him in practice.

“They said...

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Pitts joins the Florida Gators recruiting class

The Florida Gators recruiting class of 2018 picked up its second commitment of the week on Thursday when tight end Kyle Pitts (6-5, 235, Warminster, PA. Archbishop Wood) announced his decision to Florida.

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The tight end performed strongly out in the Opening but before he went to Oregon, he visited Gainesville with his mom.

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Florida Gators recruiting visitors list for FNL

The Florida Gators will host their biggest recruiting weekend of the year starting on Thursday in Gainesville. On Thursday the Gators will host an underclassmen camp and that will be followed on Friday-by-Friday Night Lights in the Swamp.

While these camps are going, the Gators will also host a quarterback camp where several big quarterback coaches from around the country will attend to host the camp.

The Gators are expected to host several big time prospects on campus throughout the weekend and GatorCountry will preview the visitors list here.

 

Big quarterback...

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Florida Gators recruiting camps preview and more: Podcast

GatorCountry brings you a new podcast as we break down what happened at SEC Media Days last week, plus much more.

Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre break down what Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain had to say, plus we break down Friday Night Lights and the big week of recruiting camps this week.

Andrew and Nick break down which prospects are visiting Florida this week and who to watch for.

Also we break down the Florida Gators baseball season and which players are returning to school and who went pro.

TRANSCRIPT:
Andrew::​What’s up, Gator Country? Your man, Andrew...

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Dunlap joins Florida Gators recruiting class

The Florida Gators recruiting class of 2018 picked up its eighth commitment of the class on Tuesday afternoon.

Offensive lineman Curtis Dunlap (6-4, 368, Bradenton, FL. IMG) committed to Florida over Oklahoma, Georgia, Miami among others.

Dunlap had a great showing out in Oregon at the Nike Opening Regional event earlier this month and that performance alone got many coaches calling the offensive lineman.

The Jacksonville native grew up rooting for the Florida Gators and called his Florida offer a dream offer when he picked it up in January of 2016.

“Growing up in Florida, the...

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Brown planning to visit the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators are preparing for their biggest recruiting event of the summer on Friday when they host Friday Night Lights in the Swamp.

One of the visitors expected on Friday is West Virginia running back commit Leddie Brown (6-0, 210, Smyrna, DE. High) who says he was asked to come by a coach.

“I’m visiting for Friday Night Lights with my mom and my sister,” Brown said of his visit to Florida. “Coach JaJuan [Seider] asked me to come down and visit them for the camp.”

Brown committed to West Virginia back in April but he says that running backs coach JaJuan Seider has...

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Florida Gators picked second but 10 guys make All-SEC teams

The annual SEC preseason picks and awards were announced on Friday after the media voted during SEC Media Days this past week.

The Florida Gators were picked to finish second to Georgia in the SEC but it was a close race. The Gators received 1,526 votes to the Bulldogs 1,572 votes. Florida however only received three votes to win the SEC championship, while Alabama was picked to win the championship with 217 votes.

Despite not picked to win the conference; Florida totaled 10 players on the preseason All-SEC team that was also announced on Friday.

Florida had two members make the first...

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Florida Gators recruiting mailbag July 13th edition

The Florida Gators coaching staff has been on vacation the last few weeks but things are about to become busy again and the staff will be returning to Gainesville this week.

We’re just a week away from Friday Night Lights, the Gators biggest recruiting event and prospects will begin visiting campus again this weekend.

Gator Country’s members have a lot of questions about how the 2018 class will shake out and who are the top prospects that are visiting this month.

We answer your questions in this week’s Florida Gators recruiting mailbag.

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