Hey everybody, hope all is well! Hoping to make these posts more frequent and engage more about recruiting here in the coming months, but I just wanted to post a quick update in the interim about Florida’s recruiting.
Without factoring in three five-star transfers, UF’s 2020 class is currently ranked No. 8 by 247Sports, and the Gators technically remain in the mix for their two commits, Marc Britt and Leonard Manuel. Britt plans to sign with either Ole Miss or the Gators on Feb. 20, just a week from now. It’s hard to get a read on the situation with either prospect. While many people presume he – and Manuel, too – will flip to the Rebels or another Power 5 program, don’t rule Florida out here.
As for the 2021 class, the Gators are sitting pretty with 11 prospects in the fold, which has Dan Mullen’s fourth recruiting class at Florida currently ranked No. 4 in the nation and No. 1 in the SEC by 247Sports. Although, as everyone here knows, a lot can change in the next few months. Have thoughts on Florida’s 2020 class? Anyone you want to see UF target in 2021? Let me know!
Immediate question for 2020 — how will recruiting this year impact the offensive line in particular?
Other than provide quality depth in case there’s a rash of injuries, true freshmen OL’s are the first candidates for red shirts in every recruiting class. The gap between blocking high school and SEC DL’s is about equal to the gap between the looks and athleticism of typical high school cheerleaders and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders!
Of the four OL recruits signed in the 2020 class, only Josh Braun has the potential to get significant playing time next year. It would not speak well for the upper class-men OL’s if he wins a starting job.
Graham, with respect to the 2021 class, what’s it going to take for the Gators to keep top Florida prospects from leaving the state. According to 247, there are two 5* prospects from the state in this class. One is a safety committed to UGA and the other is a defensive end currently pointed toward Oklahoma, although he’s at least giving the Gators a look see. Both would really fit well into the Gator defense.
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