Florida Gators recruiting targets talk Gators in 2015

This season has been a successful one for the Florida Gators and their 6-1 record has helped the Florida Gators recruiting efforts of many top prospects.

Prospects around the country wanted to see how Jim McElwain and his staff would do with the team in 2015 and I think nobody saw the Gators with a 6-1 record heading into the bye week.

The bye week will allow the Florida coaches to hit the road to do some recruiting, and they’re going to be visiting some prospects that are very excited about what is going on in Gainesville, Florida right now.

On Sunday Gator Country.com asked Florida Gators recruiting prospects to give us their reaction on the Gators close loss on Saturday night to LSU and the reaction was much of what we expected as the Gators fought hard in Death Valley.

Miami Hurricanes defensive end/linebacker commit Josh Uche-“I think Florida wins that ball game had they played LSU in a week or two but I liked how they were able to still have a good game despite the quarterback problems.”

2017 running back Jamari Peacock-“I love how they play hard for all four quarters.”

Florida Gators running back commit Mark Thompson-“Hard fought game, but it came down to the wire and they put a lot of pressure on a quarterback that hadn’t started since week. Just unfortunate that it ended the way it did. There’s always next year and it WILL NOT end in a loss if I’m playing and definitely not if I’m starting.”

Florida Gators linebacker commit Vosean Joseph-“My Gators fought the whole game.”

2017 offensive lineman Kai-Leon Herbert-“That was a classic game and hats off to LSU! Florida played an amazing game.”

2017 defensive end Zach Carter-“Florida played very well even though they came up short.”

2017 Florida Gators recruiting commit Daquon Green-“That was a great game. Florida did what they could but we feel a little short but they just need a few fixed and we’ll be ready for Georgia next game.”

Receiver target Tre Nixon-“Tough loss but they’ll bounce back.”

Defensive tackle Ben Frazier-“They played a hard fought game that came down to the wire and this is only humbling.”

Florida Gators receiver commit Rick Wells-“They game was well fought and Treon played good throwing and running.”

Defensive end target Jordan Woods-“The Gators are good and let’s just say the refs give them the short end of the stick.”

Offensive line target Terrance Davis-“It was a tough game but a great fight for Florida.”


Gator Country.com also asked Florida Gators recruiting prospects to give their take on the Gators season this year under Jim McElwain and like most fans, prospects are believing in McElwain and his coaching staff.

Offensive lineman Marcus Tatum-“They are doing very good this year.”

Offensive lineman Terrance Davis-“They are ahead of schedule as far as progress this year. Coach Mac has got them going in the right direction early.”

Florida Gators receiver commit Rick Wells-“The Gators season has been great this year.”

2017 offensive lineman Blake Vinson-“I think they’re playing really well and Coach Mac has them moving in the right direction.”

Receiver Tre Nixon-“They are having a great season! Spreading the ball around very nice and making explosive plays.”

2017 defensive end Zach Carter-“This season has been a display of what’s to come in the next few years at Florida.”

2017 running back Jamari Peacock-“I love how they play for Coach McElwain.”

Florida Gators recruiting commit Vosean Joseph-“You win some you lose some. I’m riding them win or lose. I’m a proud commit. #ChompChomp.”

Florida Gators running back target Mark Thompson-“I think they’re having a great season even with all the things they’re overcoming. I think that’ll be the only loss they have all year.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.