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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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Florida Gators recruiting: UF a “dream school” for Zipperer

Before Friday Night Lights takes place in the Swamp the Florida Gators hosted a “Sensational Sophomore night Thursday in the indoor practice facility. One of the big targets, literally and figuratively Thursday night was 2019 tight end recruit Keon Zipperer, who came in at 6-1, 235 pounds.

The Gators picked up a 2018 tight end commitment earlier on in the day Thursday, but the position is one that Florida knows it needs to continue loading up on and the Gators are very interested in Zipperer. The feeling is mutual.

“It’s my dream school,” he said of UF. “I gotta come to...

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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.

Pitts wanted to meet the coaching staff...

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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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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.

Well let’s dive right in to this...

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Miller has high interest in the Florida Gators

One of the biggest needs for the Florida Gators in 2018 is a defensive lineman and several of those big targets are out of state targets.

Defensive lineman Coynis Miller (6-2, 300, Birmingham, AL. Jackson-Olin) is one of those big targets and he says he talks to the Gators staff a lot.

“I talk with them just about everyday,” Miller said on how much he talks with Florida. “I talk to either Coach [Chris] Rumph or Coach [JaJuan] Seider the most. But I also talk to other coaches some.”

Defensive line coach Chris Rumph has made it a point to explain to Miller how big of a need he...

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Miller has high interest in the Florida Gators

One of the biggest needs for the Florida Gators in 2018 is a defensive lineman and several of those big targets are out of state targets.

Defensive lineman Coynis Miller (6-2, 300, Birmingham, AL. Jackson-Olin) is one of those big targets and he says he talks to the Gators staff a lot.

“I talk with them just about everyday,” Miller said on how much he talks with Florida. “I talk to either Coach [Chris] Rumph or Coach [JaJuan] Seider the most. But I also talk to other coaches some.”

Defensive line coach Chris Rumph has made it a point to explain to Miller how big of a need he...

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Opinion: Why Justin Fields Should Take His Time

If you have spent any time on Twitter, Florida Gators message boards, or just living anywhere near a sports fan – then you will know that about six football programs are living on the edge of their seats hoping for a commitment from 5-star quarterback Justin Fields. Fields, Mr. All-Everything on the camp circuit, is considering Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, and Penn State after backing off a seven-month commitment to Penn State.

After Fields de-committed from Penn State, he quickly visited Auburn, Georgia, Florida State, and Florida and fans expected a quick...

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Corral planning to visit the Florida Gators this summer

The Florida Gators recruiting class is solid but the one thing lacking so far is a quarterback commit for 2018.

For most of the spring the focus has been squarely on quarterback Justin Fields but there’s a new name floating around now.

Quarterback Matt Corral (6-2, 196, Long Beach, CA. Long Beach Poly) decommitted from USC in June and now says he talks to Florida offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier a lot.

“I talk to Florida every day,” Corral said of his talks with Florida. “I talk to Coach Nussmeier either on the phone or texting every day. He talks to me about my day and...

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Perkins interested in Florida Gators after Monday’s offer

The Florida Gators coaching staff is suppose to be taking vacation time but that hasn’t stopped them from continuing the daily grind called recruiting.

This week the Gators coaching staff offered defensive end Ronnie Perkins (6-4, 250, St. Louis. MO. Lutheran North) after a conversation with two coaches.

“Coach [Drew] Hughes and Coach [Chris] Rumph offered on Monday,” Perkins said of his Florida offer. “They just told me I had a scholarship to Florida and now we gotta work on getting me down there.”
Defensive line coach Chris Rumph talked with Perkins for the first time on...

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Previewing the Florida Gators targets at the Opening

The Nike Opening Finals has become an annual event in Beaverton, Oregon that attracts the best of the best in regards to prospect. The event is held at the Nike World Headquarters at will take place from June 28th- July 3rd this year.

To start the event, prospects will take participate in the Sparq challenge, which consist of the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, agility, and the power ball toss.

The following two days the prospects will be divided into six teams to participate in a 7-on-7 tournament while the linemen participate in a linemen challenge.

Florida has several big targets in...

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Florida Gators recruiting mailbag: June 26th edition

The Florida Gators recruiting/coaching staff is about to enter a dead period for the next few weeks for recruiting.

The break comes at the right time as the coaching staff has had a busy summer with hosting prospects and holding camps in Gainesville.

Gator Country’s members have a lot of questions about how the 2018 class will shake out and who are the top prospects that the Gators are after right now. We answer your questions in this week’s Florida Gators recruiting mailbag.

Well let’s dive right in to this week’s recruiting...

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Florida Gators improve chances with Briggs after visit

Wednesday was a busy day for the Florida Gators football staff as they hosted two big targets for the 2018 class on visits.

One of those was defensive lineman Dennis Briggs (6-4, 252, Kissimmee, FL. Gateway) who got to see a lot of things that he wanted to see.

“The visit was great, I liked the visit,” Briggs said of his visit to Florida on Wednesday. “It was great being back at Florida and great hearing from the coaches. It was great seeing everything. We took a tour to see everything and got to see the basketball arena.”

A few of the Gators coaches were on vacation on...

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Details of Justin Fields’ visit to the Florida Gators

The Justin Fields’ show pulled into Gainesville on Tuesday afternoon and stayed in Gainesville for a little more than 24 hours before the quarterback headed home with his mother.

Fields is one of the most sought after quarterbacks in the country and he visited Georgia, Auburn and Florida State last week prior to his trip to Gainesville.

GatorCountry is going to bring you some of things that Fields was able to do on his trip that included meeting a Gator legend.

Florida rolled out the red carpet for Fields and his mom during his time in Gainesville and it started from the moment he...

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An excited Tillman always wanted to join the Florida Gators

Last week the Florida Gators picked up another 2019 commitment after one of Jim McElwain’s football camps.

2019 athlete Marcus Tillman (6-0, 195, Orlando, FL. Jones) decided to commit to Florida after a meeting with the head man himself.

“Coach McElwain was telling me what I wanted to hear and Florida is my dream school,” Tillman said on why he committed. “I’ve always wanted to go there so I just decide to commit.”

Tillman was in McElwain’s office when he told the Gators about his decision to commit and the news was well received.

“He was real happy and he give me a...

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Mukuamu high on the Florida Gators after his visit

It has already been a busy summer for the Florida Gators coaching staff as they’ve hosted a lot of prospects on campus for camps and unofficial visits.

Last Thursday the Gators hosted safety Israel Mukuamu (6-4, 187, Boosier City, LA. Parkway) and he received an offer while on campus after he spoke with the coaching staff.

“Coach [Randy] Shannon the defensive coordinator did while I was visiting,” Mukuamu said. “He told me that he loves the way I play and that he loves my size, ability and the kind of person I am.”

Mukuamu has double digit offers already but he admits that...

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Ladson still high on his Florida Gators commitment

The Florida Gators have had several big name prospects on campus this summer and that has included several of their current commitments.

One of those commitments that visited Florida was 2019 receiver Frank Ladson (6-4, 170, Miami, FL. South Dade) who had a laid back visit to Gainesville.

“It was great, I felt good being back,” Ladson said of his Florida visit. “I just talk to the coaches and chilled out and watched the camp.”

While on campus Ladson got to talk to his area recruiter, defensive backs Corey Bell and that have developed a solid relationship with each...

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Stevenson solid with his commitment to the Florida Gators

Last Saturday the Florida Gators hosted two of its 2019 commitments on campus that had the chance to watch the summer camp.

One of those on campus was 2019 athlete commit Tyrique Stevenson (6-1, 180, Homestead, FL. South Dade) and he got the chance to see everything Florida had to offer on Saturday.

“It was a great visit. I really like it up there,” Stevenson said of his recent visit to Florida. “We walked around the camp and met the coaches. We walked around buildings and checked those out and just walked around campus. I got to see campus.”

While on campus Stevenson had the...

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Florida Gators a “perfect fit” for Upshaw

The Florida Gators picked up a new commit on Saturday when defensive end Taylor Upshaw (6-5, 240, Bradenton, FL. Braden River) committed while on campus.

Upshaw picked up a Gators offer a few weeks ago and said he knew he wanted to commit because of several reasons.

“It was just a perfect fit for me,” Upshaw said on why he decided to commit on Saturday. “I like the coaching staff, the school is close to my house, has my major, great academics and they play in the SEC, so it doesn’t get much better than that.”

The defensive end told head coach Jim McElwain about his...

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Williams joins the Florida Gators class again

The Florida Gators started the week off on a high note as the coaching staff picked up another commitment on Monday morning.

Safety Deontai Williams (6-0, 185, Jones JUCO) committed to Florida on Monday morning after visiting the Gators over the weekend.

Williams was a former commit to Florida out of Jacksonville Trinity Christian but was unable to qualify so enrolled at Jones County JUCO last year. The safety was unable to play last year due to an ACL injury but his knee has checked out with all of the coaching staff’s.

The safety had a busy spring as he picked up offers from the...

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Upshaw commits to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators received some good news for the second straight weekend when the coaching staff picked up another 2018 commitment.

Defensive end Taylor Upshaw (6-5, 240, Bradenton, FL. Braden River) announced his commitment to Florida on Saturday while visiting the Gators for camp.

"I will be committing to the University of Florida," Upshaw said. " #ChompChomp

Upshaw picked up his offer from the Gators this spring after defensive line coach Chris Rumph visited him for a practice.

“Coach Rumph has been telling me that he just wanted to see me in-person,” Upshaw said of his...

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Zaire, Florida Gators recruiting and more: Podcast

GatorCountry brings you a new podcast as we talk about the newest Florida Gators quarterback, Malik Zaire who's planning to transfer to Florida this summer.

Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre break down the move for Zaire, plus talk about the big weekend for the Gators recruiting classes last week, plus talk Justin Fields decommitment from Penn State.

Andrew and Nick also break down the diamond sports and what the baseball team has to face this weekend in the Super Regionals this weekend.

TRANSCRIPT:

Zaire Talk

Andrew:                ...

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Nester has high interest in the Florida Gators

Last weekend was the first camp session for the Florida Gators this summer and that included several big underclassmen working out for the staff.

One of those underclassmen working out for Florida is 2019 offensive lineman Doug Nester (6-5, 295, Huntington, WV. Spring Valley) who got to tour the campus before improving his game with the staff on Friday night.

“It was really good, the coaching was great,” Nester said of Florida’s camp last Friday. “The drills went good and helped me out. I felt like I got a little bit better today because they were telling me things to work...

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Two in-state schools leading the way for Miller Lewis

Along with the 7-on-7 tournament and mini camps taking place this weekend, Florida also hosted offensive and defensive lineman for a camp on Friday.

Class of 2020 offensive tackle Miller Lewis (6-3, 298, Ocala, FL Vanguard) made the short trip to Gainesville for his second visit with the Gators.

“It was an amazing feeling, because I’ve already been up here one time,” said Lewis. “It was just a real pleasure to be back here again and put on the blue and orange.”

During the camp, Lewis got the chance to work out and get some coaching from offensive line coach Brad Davis and...

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Coker the newest member of the Florida Gators recruiting class

It has been a busy past few for the Florida Gators recruiting class of 2019 and on Monday they added yet another member to the class.

2019 offensive lineman Andrew Coker (6-7, 335, Katy, TX. Taylor) announced his commitment to Florida after spending the weekend in Gainesville and he explained why he decided to announce on Monday.

“Mainly, I really like the Gators in general,” Coker said on why he committed on Monday. “ I was just waiting for my dad to get back from his vacation to have him be there with me, so that

Coker committed to both head coach Jim McElwain and offensive...

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Barnes likes the family atmosphere of the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators coaching staff hosted several targets over the weekend including one of the top offensive linemen in the country.

Offensive lineman William Barnes (6-4, 312, Apopka, FL. High) was on campus on Saturday where he wanted to watch a few of the Gators coaches in action.

“It went really great,” Barnes said. “I got to talk to the coaches a little bit. I got to hang out with them a lot. I came out here to watch the defensive line coach Chris Rumph and offensive line coach Brad Davis coach a little bit.”

After watching Davis coach, Barnes had the chance to speak with...

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