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The Bull Gator:
Florida Gators commentary in five parts, as in there’s one, two, three, four, five of them.
It all comes to an end on Wednesday. The Florida Gators will announce their 2013 football recruiting class and that will close to door on another hard-fought cycle. Commits came early and often and, as the class currently stands, things are looking up. The Gators are always a player in the world of recruiting and this year is no different. But coming off of a season when expectations were exceeded accelerates the future and has us looking for big things in 2013—on the field and off.
Here are just a few of the stories still being written.
1. Mainland (Daytona Beach, FL) linebacker Quinton Powell was a Gator and then he wasn’t. In the weeks following his decommitment, he again became a possibility for the Gators. Then suddenly James Hearns was out of the picture and many thought Powell was a lock to choose the orange and blue again. That may have been the case as he was down to Florida and Sou...
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Start dreaming. Tis the season for lists, letters of intent and wondering if signatures scribbled in February will lead to clutching Waterford crystal come January.
In Gainesville, toes are tapping. It has been five seasons since Urban Meyers Florida Gators toasted Oklahoma at Sun Life Stadium to claim the orange and blues second national title in three years. National Signing Day...
Florida's signing class is heavy at a few positions.
None more important than receiver.
The Gators signed one of the nation's top recruiting classes Wednesday, a 28-player group that includes seven defensive linemen, five offensive linemen and five receivers.
The additions back up coach Will Muschamp's philosophy of building along the lines of scrimmage. They also...
The Gators continue to climb in the polls every week as the wins keep coming. After a blowout of South Carolina and a 14-point win over Ole Miss last week, Florida climbed from No. 4 to No. 2 in both polls this week. The 14-point win for the Gators was the closest game in conference action they've played this year.
The Gators have heard all about the home dominance Arkansas displays. The Razorbacks have lost just five of their last 38 home games since the middle of the 2010-11 season. Sandwiched in there is a 30-point thumping by Florida last season, easily the worst loss for Arkansas at home in the last three seasons and the fourth biggest win for Florida ever in a conference road game.
The Florida Gators are currently steam rolling the SEC. They're 8-0, and the closest anyone has played them is 14 points. They are winning by an average of 26.5 points. They don't have a single game left on their schedule where they aren't predicted by Pomeroy to be a double digit favorite.
They have the No. 2 offense in the nation and the best defense. In conference...
The Gators lost three linebackers last season — two to graduation and one to an early departure for the NFL — and set out to fix it. They added four linebackers in the 2013 class, but the benefit is that three of them are already on campus and will go through spring practice. The linebackers were productive last season, and the Gators will still have talent at the position next year.
Palm Beach (FL) quarterback Jacoby Brissett is enrolled at NC State! Brissett transferred to NC State from the University of Florida.
Kenny Boynton came to Gainesville four years ago billed as one of the top high school players in the country. Before starting his senior year, Boynton even admitted that he never imagined he would play at Florida for four years. His game has changed while being a four-year starter for the Gators, as he recorded his first career ten-assist game in a win over Ole Miss on Saturday.
Five-star running back Alex Collins has yet to sign his Letter of Intent. Miami and FSU battle for south Florida recruits. The Gators gain two DLs. All this and more from one crazy national signing day from the state of Florida.
Quinton Powell spent much of the last year committed to the Florida Gators, but it’s the Trojans who will sign the 2013 linebacker. Powell decommitted from Florida in December and took an official visit to USC mid-January where he found his new home.