Found February 12, 2013 on
Throw The Flag:
Nick Washington had this elaborate cake made for National Signing Day where he signed with the Florida Gators. Nick Washington hails from Jacksonville, Florida and Trinity Christian Academy and plays safety. Washington ranks as a 4 star safety according to Rivals.com.
Tawanda Washington wrote on their Facebook page:
Thank you Publix. The cake should say Go Gators! As Washington #22. The young lady that took the order wasn’t sure if we old add a name to the cake due to licensing, etc. next to Washington #22 she wrote (? Can we do this)… And this is the result!!
It also looks like the parents of the recruits are bonding on Facebook. How awkward yet awesome.
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During their blowout win over the Kentucky Wildcats, the Florida Gators decided to have a little fun during one of the second half timeouts. The Cheerleaders, the Dazzlers,the mascot Albert and the Rowdy Reptiles decided to do the Harlem Shake.
It’s the perfect way to spend the 30 second stoppage in play.
The Gators clutched onto their undefeated run at home Tuesday night, furthering their record against the Wildcats in a gritty 69-52 win. Allison Banko and Cody Jones recap the conference game.
South Carolina has always produced a high quality of high school football players over the years and the Florida Gators are taking notice. The Gators have set their sights on a defensive end prospect from Orangeburg (SC) Orangeburg Wilkinson Senior High School.
Florida coach Billy Donovan says one of his team's biggest challenges Tuesday when the No. 7 Gators play host to No. 25 Kentucky is contending with the Wildcats' length and size in the frontcourt.
It only took 1:38 off the clock for the worst-case scenario to take place. Florida center Patric Young picked up an early foul, and a frontcourt without much depth was tested right away. When Young has picked up a quick foul in recent games, Florida coach Billy Donovan has shown a quick hook. On Tuesday, he was patient. That patience was rewarded with one of the best games of Young’s career.
Florida head coach Billy Donovan was hoping it would go this way. He removed point guard Scottie Wilbekin from the starting lineup on Saturday because he didn’t like where the junior’s head was. It served as an opportunity to refocus. Wilbekin has always been a player that takes the court with a chip on his shoulder. After a down performance at Arkansas, he didn’t have that chip anymore.
The Gators don’t need points out of Casey Prather. Since the loss of forward Will Yeguete for the remainder of the regular season, Florida has needed Prather to bring energy and do the little things that made Yeguete invaluable. In the two games Yeguete has been out, Prather has posted a season-high 12 points in each of them, but that’s not where his true value to the Gators comes.
The Gators went through their final extended scrimmage of the preseason on Sunday night. After practicing mostly during the day, Florida pushed it back to a night scrimmage so the team could get used to the lights. Five pitchers still competing for important roles in the starting rotation and the bullpen were on the mound Sunday.