Gainesville Sun sports correspondents Graham Hall and Zach Abolverdi talk about the Gators new coaching hire and new recruiting updates.
The penultimate weekend before National Signing Day will be a fairly quiet if not critical one for the Florida Gators.
Florida expects to host two 2019 prospects on official visits over the weekend — linebacker Diwun Black and defensive end Khris Bogle.
Formerly committed to Dan Mullen while at Mississippi State before pledging to UF, Black was Florida’s lone commit to abstain from signing with the Gators during the early signing period last month, although, barring any unforeseen circumstances, Black will sign Feb. 6 and enroll at UF in the Summer.
Black, ranked by 247Sports as the No. 3 inside linebacker in the 2019 class, became the first Mississippian to play in last weekend’s Polynesian Bowl, and the former five-star prospect didn’t disappoint. 247Sports Brandon Huffman named Black the top overall defensive prospect in attendance, adding Black “shined all week” leading up to the game in Honolulu.
While Black is all but guaranteed to sign with the Gators on Feb. 6, Bogle’s future is cloudy. Bogle, ranked by 247Sports as the No. 3 weakside defensive end in the 2019 class, committed to Alabama on Jan. 5 — but that was before the Crimson Tide’s overhaul in the front office. Now, with former Gators defensive line coach Sal Sunseri in Tuscaloosa and Florida reportedly set to hire David Turner away from the University of Texas-San Antonio to fill Sunseri’s vacancy, Bogle’s decision is anything but clear cut.
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