Gators coaches checking out in-state spring games

Gators offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier (UAA Communications photo by Jay Metz)
Gators offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier (UAA Communications photo by Jay Metz)

A handful of Florida coaches were checking out some of the Gators’ top in-state targets Thursday night.

UF offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier and wide receivers coach Kerry Dixon II were in Tampa for Florida commit Daquon Green (Tampa Bay Tech) and a pair of 2018 teammates from Armwood High School (Seffner, Fla.), wide receiver Warren Thompson and running back Brian Snead.

Running backs coach Tim Skipper and secondary coach Torrian Gray attended Jacksonville Trinity Christian’s spring game to watch Ohio State cornerback commit Shaun Wade, 2018 cornerback Tyreke Johnson and 2018 safety Chamarri Conner, who earned an offer from Michigan on Tuesday.

Defensive line coach Chris Rumph went to see defensive end Zachary Carter of Hillsborough High School in Tampa. Carter told SEC Country two weeks ago the Gators will be tough to beat. Earlier Thursday, Rumph was in Largo to visit Pinellas Park defensive tackle Jordon Scott.

Offensive line coach Mike Summers paid a visit Thursday to Pensacola offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood, an Alabama commit.

Recruiting: Four 2017 Gators commits make new ESPN 300 list

There’s good news and there’s bad news for the Gators.

Daquon Green (Photo from 247 Sports)
Daquon Green (Photo from 247 Sports)

ESPN released its first list of the top 300 football prospects in the Class of 2017 on Wednesday. That’s not the good news or the bad news. Continue reading “Recruiting: Four 2017 Gators commits make new ESPN 300 list”

Mailbag: Does WR Tyrie Cleveland have a chance to start as freshman?

As we move closer to Florida’s spring football game, let’s take some time to answer some of your questions.

Tyrie Cleveland (Photo from 247 Sports)
Tyrie Cleveland (Photo from 247 Sports)

If you weren’t able to ask a question this week, send your questions for future mailbags via Twitter, e-mail (achiang@pbpost.com) or Facebook.) Continue reading “Mailbag: Does WR Tyrie Cleveland have a chance to start as freshman?”

Florida Gators: An early look at upcoming recruiting classes

Signing day 2016 is long gone. But how are the Gators’ upcoming recruiting classes shaping up?

Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain speaks during an introductory press conference on December 6, 2014 in Gainesville, Florida. McElwain has left Colorado State and replaces ex-Florida coach Will Muschamp who was fired earlier this season. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain speaks during an introductory press conference on December 6, 2014 in Gainesville, Florida. McElwain has left Colorado State and replaces ex-Florida coach Will Muschamp who was fired earlier this season. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Well, there aren’t many commits in Florida’s future classes yet. Three prospects are committed to the 2017 class, none are committed to the 2018 class and one is committed to the 2019 class. Continue reading “Florida Gators: An early look at upcoming recruiting classes”