Gators among finalists for Mbanasor

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P.J. Mbanasor picked up 22 offers from February to April. (Photo by 247Sports)

Four-star cornerback P.J. Mbanasor narrowed his list of more than two dozen offers down to seven finalists Thursday.

He announced them on Twitter in no order, and Florida made the cut along with LSU, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oklahoma.

The Sooners are currently considered the leader for the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder from Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson.

UF offered the consensus top-250 recruit on April 18, and secondary coach Travaris Robinson evaluated him 10 days later. Mbanasor will likely return the favor and visit Gainesville in the coming months.

The Gators haven’t signed a prep prospect from Texas since 2008 and probably need to make up some ground with Mbanasor given that his other six finalists offered before them.

However, distance doesn’t appear to be a factor as his list left out in-state schools (all four offered). Also, Florida must be encouraged about being one of his favorites without having recruiting him long or aggressively yet.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. It’d be nice, but I would hope that the Gators are pretty set at cornerback for the next couple of years at least with Hargreaves and the slew of guys that will be competing for the other side and nickel. I think Muschamp has said J.C. Jackson is going over to that side of the ball as well.

  2. Thomas….

    Muschamp is not going anywhere and the recruits no that. I wish people like you did……and got a clue that Foley is 100 percent behind Will. Roper would not have come here if he thought Muschamp might be in danger of losing his job after next year. I believe Roper got a two year deal, and I think that would apply time wise to Muschamp as well, although his current contract goes beyond the two years. Time to post a new story…..and maybe a positive and supportive one…..if you are a Florida fan.

  3. Tampa, for the most part I agree with you. I think the Gators will do really well next year and Muschamp will keep his job. BUT it’s not guaranteed. And recruits are going to be hesitant until they know our team will be back and Muschamp will stay. If Muschamp loses to Georgia and doesn’t win the East, he’ll likely be gone. If he wins less than 8, he’ll likely be gone. If he only wins 8 but isn’t competitive in the 4 losses against the big boys, then he’s likely gone. They may have made a deal with Roper to keep him on even if Muschamp gets fired. Now saying that I want it clear I am a firm believer in Muschamp. I think our team will be better than anyone thinks possible. I believe at least 10 wins (an an upset in Tuscaloosa) is in our future. And when that happens there’s no ay MUschamp is getting fired.

  4. Well put, That_UAT_Guy. I believe we have a very good year myself, probably 9-10 wins. If and yes that is a big if UF rebounds well this could end up being a recruiting class for the ages when you consider the prospects looking at UF right now. Guys like Jefferson, Ivey and Campbell are already physically able and talented enough to start as freshmen and probably will even if they don’t come here.