Graham Hall

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  • #47405

    Graham Hall
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    After Florida took Castleton, UF began preparing for either Mann or Nembhard to leave. Personally, I think Mann – and Appleby, who should be first in line for Florida’s starting PG next season – fits what the Gators are trying to do on offense under White more than Nembhard does. But I agree with what you said, Nembhard was a key player for this team and his leadership/toughness will be hard to replace.

  • #47072

    Graham Hall
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    A few interesting things coming up on the basketball front. Signing Day is Wednesday, so there’s some news coming in the next 48 hours regarding some NBA draft decisions.

  • #46467

    Graham Hall
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    Next two games are big for Florida, as they provide two chances to pick up wins before closing the season with Kentucky twice, LSU , then back to back @ Georgia and @ Tennessee. If they play the way they did at A&M though, they have a chance in every game, which seems to be about all anyone can ask for in SEC play this season. Last note: Florida is shooting better than 36% from 3 this season in conference play. Shot it just below 33.3% last season. This in what started as a down year from the 3-point line for many teams.

  • #41560

    Graham Hall
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    I’ve seen this several places, and I haven’t heard enough to believe anything could be imminent — but you never know. Although I can confirm it does appear likely the Gators sign 2 QB’s in the 2020 class.

  • #41559

    Graham Hall
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    The injury issues in the frontcourt are very concerning, and the criticism is fair for White regarding the issues. But, like several of you have pointed out, UF has a top-5 class coming in and the 3 freshmen have shown plenty of promise. White does need to continue improving as a coach, undoubtedly.

  • #34080

    Graham Hall
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    He’s part of the 2018 class, had a chance to catch up with him after his official visit if you’re interested. http://www.gatorsports.com/2018/06/juco-te-lucas-krull-has-gators-in-top-3-following-official-visit/

  • #27155

    Graham Hall
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    I don’t think any of the early signees will opt out now that Corral is gone. But crazier things have happened.

  • #46998

    Graham Hall
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    Yes, definitely worth noting that often new HCs don’t have the luxury of immediately reorienting their recruiting player rankings when the academic standards change. Especially if you become the Florida HC.

  • #46917

    Graham Hall
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    Both Gak and Bassett will grad transfer elsewhere it seems.

  • #46916

    Graham Hall
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    Very good points, and it’s something coaches sometimes have to adjust to when they land at a new program. I think it’s fair to say that in retrospect Mullen and his coaching staff pursued several prospects in his first two cycles in Gainesville that were risky plays considering UF’s academic standards.

  • #46814

    Graham Hall
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    Sorry I’m just getting around to answering this STLGator – football recruits typically have to meet UF’s minimum academic standards, from what I understand. And yes, the standards are higher at UF than they are at LSU, Alabama, UGA – really any other SEC program except possibly Vanderbilt.

  • #46580

    Graham Hall
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    Hey STLGators, good note there. I think it’s important to remember how recruiting has become more of a national (and sometimes international) thing, as opposed to traditionally you’d want to land your top local and in-state guys and focus on development. While Power 5 programs surely want to land four-star and five-star prospects, they go by their evaluations, roster need, depth, etc. over proximity.

  • #46579

    Graham Hall
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    Good question, Gator-6! With 15 scholarship offensive linemen right now, Florida can really be picky at the OL position in 2021, but the goal every class is to sign 5 OL and 4-5 (or more) DL/DE. Not having to overload at those positions should let Florida focus on areas of need (S, CB, WR, RB,) in 2021.

  • #42807

    Graham Hall
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    UF was one of many teams to reach out to Blackshear, and Florida, Michigan State and TAMU are perceived to be the favorites. Obviously the Orlando connection + UF’s frontcourt needs make it an ideal landing spot for Kerry, but White will have to stave off some serious competition. We’ll know within the week.

  • #41612

    Graham Hall
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    If it happens, congratulations on the prior knowledge. I don’t report flips before they happen — those announcements are for the prospects.

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