UF staff spends bye week evaluating


The bye week allowed the Florida football team to get guys healthy and work on the issues from the Miami loss.

It also gave Will Muschamp and his staff some time to hit the road and conduct prospect evaluations.

While there isn’t much news that comes out of these visits by the UF coaches, it provides an idea of their priorities on the recruiting board.

Here are some of the commits and targets they saw:

Thursday, Sept. 12

RB Dalvin Cook, 5-11, 192, Miami, Fla./Central (UF commit)
RB Jordan Scarlett, 5-10, 190, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School (2015)
WR Da’Vante Phillips, 6-1, 189, Miami, Fla./Central (UF commit)
WR Artavis Scott, 5-11, 180, Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake (Clemson commit)
WR George Campbell, 6-4, 185, Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake (2015 Michigan commit)
DT Khairi Clark, 6-2, 325, Hollywood, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna (UF commit)
DE Byron Cowart, 6-3, 248, Seffner, Fla./Armwood (2015)
LB Raekwon McMillan, 6-2, 235, Hinesville, Ga./Liberty County
CB Chris Lammons, 5-10, 171, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Plantation (UF commit)
CB Quincy Wilson, 6-1, 197, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School (UF commit)
CB Tyrek Cole, 5-10, 165, Miramar, Fla./Miramar

Friday, Sept. 13

QB Will Grier, 6-3, 185, Davidson, N.C./Davidson Day (UF commit)
RB Leonard Fournette, 6-1, 226, New Orleans, La./St. Augustine
RB Bo Scarbrough, 6-2, 222, Tuscaloosa, Ala./Tuscaloosa County (Alabama commit)
WR Speedy Noil, 6-0, 176, New Orleans, La./Edna Karr
WR Travis Rudolph, 6-1, 188, West Palm Beach, Fla./Cardinal Newman
WR Devante Peete, 6-4, 170, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas (2015)
OL Mitch Hyatt, 6-6, 265, Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett (2015)
DL Gerald Willis III, 6-3, 275, New Orleans, La./Edna Karr
DT Anthony Moten, 6-4, 292, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas
DE Lorenzo Carter, 6-5, 234, Norcross, Ga./Norcross
DE Davon Godchaux, 6-4, 270, Plaquemine, La./Plaquemine
LB Kenny Young, 6-2, 220, River Ridge, La./John Curtis
DB Hunter Dale, 6-0, 175, River Ridge, La./John Curtis (2015)


  1. I hope the coaches spend a lot of time re-evaluating the offense…..and this week, they add a little imagination and proper execution to it….especially at QB. And the offensive line gets very healthy. The Gators need to go out and lay the wood to the Vols and make an impression on the recruits and the national media. Score a bunch of touchdowns in the red zone, please….and no turnovers there, please.

  2. I agree Tampa Gator. I truly believe that the staff has looked at the problems & made wholesale changes. They know that the issues are glaring & if they keep this up they will be a laughing stock. As of right now NO ONE is giving UF any mention of the SEC East or any chance against Georgia or lsu, both of which I can see UF beating. Georgia’s offense can be locked up & locked down by the defense while lsu hasn’t played anyone with a pulse. The media loves them for some reason but trust me-when it’s all said & done they’ll have at least 3-4 losses. Just come together & wax the Vols. I mean i know UF is no Oregon but just put up a respectable number-say 24-31 points-and all will be OK for the moment. GO GATORS!!!

  3. @evenbent….

    Bama’s offensive line struggled big time vs. Va. Tech, and A&M has absolutely no defense to measure their OL against.

    And I think the Gators OL played well vs Miami for the most part, particularly when you consider they were missing Green, Halapio, and Humprhies (2nd half). The offense moved the ball on the ground and threw the air….then fumbled and threw INTs in the red zone and inside their own 5. And the INTs were not the OLs fault. Driskel had plenty of time to throw, but he again held on to the ball to long, refused to check down, and made bad decisions. Again, not the OLs fault.

  4. Zach,
    When you state “here are some of the commits and targets they saw”, what do you mean by “saw” Did they just watch them play in their game that week? Did they talk to the commit or target during school? What are they allowed to do at this point in the recruiting proces. Please educate us so we will know what is going on between the coaches and recruits when an inperson visit is made.

  5. After reading “UF Offense Geared for Vols” I think Pease has been doing some self evaluating and that’s a good thing. We’ve got talent at every position, now lets get it going! Jones should have a big day but if they load the box, get Kent Taylor in the game, feed D. Robinson and Fullwood and let Driskel have a big day…whatever we do, make it impressive! Go Gators!

  6. The difference in the game was- turnovers, turnovers, turnovers. Other than that, the Gators win by 10-14 points. Yardage- wise, production was decent with the exception of any big downfield plays. All this is entirely fixable. When a pass play in the Red Zone isn’t there, throw the ball in the cheap seats. Kick field goals. Three points isn’t what you want, but getting points changes the momentum, scoreboard, and strategy of any game. Who’s to say that with a lead some other things don’t open up, and fewer mistakes are made by a QB trying to do too much?