Recruiting update


Florida may be looking to strike lightning twice in the state of Tennessee.

After UF landed Corey Brewer from Rocky Top country five years ago in its decorated 2004 class, the Gators have turned their attention to another wing player from the state that’s considered an athletic slasher and versatile defender. Casey Prather, a 6-foot-5, 189-pound forward from Jackson, Tenn., took an official visit to Florida last weekend.

Prather is rated the 10th best small forward and 64th best overall prospect in the Class of 2010. Though smaller than the 6-foot-7, Brewer, says the 6-5 Prather, “more than adequately rebounds his position.”

Prather already has visited Michigan and is supposed to be planning a visit to Vanderbilt. But word is Florida coaches are trying hard to get Prather to commit before the Vandy visit.

Meanwhile, Gator legacy Stacey Poole Jr. committed to Kentucky this week. Poole’s father, Stacey, starred at Florida from 1989-93 during an injury-riddled career. The elder Poole told the Lexington-Herald Leader he was disappointed that Florida didn’t recruit him harder, “I guess he wasn’t the type of player they wanted,” Poole Sr. said. “You have to make transitions.”


  1. After being disappointed in loosing the legacy Poole, I am excited in possibly getting the best defensive wing of the 2010 class in Casey Prather. If we get Prather, an ESPN top 25 recruit, that will signal to other top recruits that the Gators are back in college basketball!

    Hey BlueMatt! Have you beaten a Buckeye recently in football? So easy that a Gator can do it! I looked at Michigan’s basketball recruits in the last 2 years: a lot of 3*’s and very few 4*’s. Michigan is nowhere near the level of Florida in basketball or football. Why would Prather consider you guys unless it’s a fall back choice. UF has 5*’s: SG Boynton, PG: Rivers, C: Young. We are also in the running for SF Roscoe Smith, PG Brandon Knight and others!

  2. Why are moronic michigan trolls here? Playing for the great Billy Donovan is a number of steps UP from playing for ANY michigan coach. Good Lord…….playing at michigan???? Are you kidding me?? No decent basketball player would entertain such a notion. For that matter, why would any decent football player entertain playing for that scumbag rodriguez??