Ask Aschoff 9/30

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Only got one question this week, but I think it’s good enough to warrant a public answer. “Theo” wants to know about some of the 2011 prospects Florida is interested in. Sure, it’s still early in the 2010 recruiting season, but in this day and age, schools are getting a start on recruiting much earlier. Florida had four commitments in its 2010 class before the second week of October last year. Nothing has happened yet this year, but there’s still plenty of time for some juniors to make a decision.

A few who have come out openly to say that the Gators are near the top include Lake City, Columbia defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan; Groveland, South Lake cornerback Nick Waisome;  Matthews, N.C., David W. Bultler quarterback Christian LeMay; and Miami Northwestern quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Jernigan said a few weeks ago that Florida is the overwhelming favorite for his services, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he was the first commitment for the Gators.

Waisome was one of the top corner prospects I saw over the summer, regardless of age. He had some glowing things to say about the Gators and has been on campus plenty of times. South Lake has also become a bit of a pipeline for UF with Jeff Demps and Jonathan Harrison joining the Gators in recent years.
Bridgewater is one of the more athletic quarterbacks in the country and said at Friday Night Lights that he’s very interested in what Florida’s offense has to offer. If Florida is looking for a quarterback to run the spread like it’s supposed to be run, Bridgewater could be that guy.

Finally, LeMay has the biggest connection with Florida because his father was the team’s chaplain before he and his family moved to North Carolina. He’s got a great relationship with Urban Meyer and has been around the program for some time. He’s a pro-style quarterback and what John Brantley does next year could weigh heavily on LeMay’s thoughts about Florida’s offense.

There certainly are a few more kids with the Gators on their minds, and here is a list of players to keep an eye on this fall and next year …

Quarterbacks
  • Everett Golson, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
  • Justin Worley, Rock Hill, S.C., Northwestern
  • C.J. Uzomah, Suwanne, Ga., North Gwinnett
Running Backs
  • Mike Bellamy, Ponta Gorda, Charlotte
  • Isaiah Crowell, Columbus, Ga., Carver
  • Savon Huggins, Jersey City, N.J, St. Peters Preparatory School
  • Quan Bray, Hogansville, Ga., Callaway
Wide Receivers
  • Kelvin Benjamin, Belle Glade, Glades Central
  • George Farmer, Gardena, Cali, Junipero Serra
  • Kasen Williams, Sammamish, Wash., Skyline
  • Charone Peake, Roebuck, S.C., Dorman
Tight Ends
  • Nick O’Leary, West Palm Beach, Elam
  • Jay Rome, Valdosta, Ga.
  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Gig Harbor Wash.,
Offensive Line
  • Tommy Jordan, Ridgefield, Conn.
  • La’El Collins, Baton Rouge, La., Redemptoris Sr
  • Brandon Shell, Charleston, S.C., Goose Creek
  • Christian Westerman, Chandler, Ariz., Hamilton
  • Tyler Moore, Clearwater, ¬†Countryside
Defensive Line
  • Ray Drew, Thomasville, Ga., Thomas County Central
  • Steve Miller, Canton, Ohio, McKinley
  • Mustafa Jalil, San Diego, Cathedral Catholic
  • Anthony Johnson, New Orleans, O. Perry Walker School
  • Antwaun Woods, Woodland Hills, Cali., William Howard Taft
  • LaMichael Fanning, Auburn, Ala.
  • Nathan Hughes, Spring, Texas, Klein Oak
  • James Wilder, Tampa, Plant Senior
  • Greg Townsend, Beverly Hills, Cali.
Linebackers
  • James Vaughters Tucker, Ga.
  • Denzel Perryman, Coral Gables
  • Brent Calloway, Russellville, Ala.
  • Quentin Gause, Rochester, N.Y., Bishop Kearney
  • Lawrence Thomas, Detroit, Renaissance
Cornerback
  • Tyler Hunter, Valdosta, Ga., Lowndes
  • Justin Coleman, Brunswick, Ga.
  • Jabriel Washington, Jackson, Tenn., Trinity Christian Academy Safety
  • Karlos Williams, Davenport, Ridge Community
  • Wayne Lyons, Fort Lauderdale, Dillard
  • Lamarcus Brutus, Port Saint Lucie, Treasure Coast

6 COMMENTS

  1. Edward,

    I watched the preseason Naples High School game against Hialeah Senior earlier this year.

    The star of the game appeared to be a 2-way lineman for Hialeah with Division I potential. He wore #77.

    When reading articles about Hialeah prospects, I saw references to Corey Lemonier and Calvin Smith, who were listed with other jersey numbers.

    I can’t find the player whom wore #77 in any of the recruiting sites, either.

    Did someone switch rosters, or is #77 some up and coming underclassman?

  2. Ed, I was hoping to hear something new on Ronald Powell this week and what is the latest with Matt Elam? Anymore scuttlebutt on him going to WVU? How about Dunkley? Is he wanting to enroll early to whichever school he chooses? Is Jeff Luc destined to be a Seminole as so many seem to be saying now or are we still in the mix? Shariff Floyd? Lynden Trail?

  3. Boy, we really need to stay on top of Elam. There’s no telling what Lame Kiffin will do to steal another prized UF recruit. Hopefully, word will get out if he is cheating. I bet he will tell Elam that his Dad will make Elam the next great safety and promise him Berry’s job with Berry going to the NFL.

  4. Florida used to get regular recruits out of Mississippi and Louisiana. Do you see the staff being able to make in-roads in those states again? What recruits are interested in Flordia from those two states? Thanks!