Recruits react to Pease, Davis dismissals

Reports surfaced Sunday morning that offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive line coach Tim Davis have been fired from their respective positions at the University of Florida, no surprise since both Will Muschamp and athletic director Jeremy Foley have said repeatedly that changes were going to be made on the offensive side of the ball.

Even though changes were expected from these positions it still has an effect on recruits and commitments on the offensive side of the ball.

GatorCountry talked to several prospects to get their reactions on the firing of Pease and Davis.

Offensive lineman Jordan Sims (6-4, 348, Homewood, AL High): “It’s very shocking to me. This will definitely slow things down between us. I really enjoyed talking with coach Davis he was very energetic. I will still take an official to Florida though.”

Receiver Ryan Sousa (6-0, 180, Orlando, FL Lake Nona): “When evaluating my college decision I focus on committing to the school, the tradition and whether or not I feel like I could impact the school. Coaches can come and go and I can’t let that effect my decision.”

Quarterback Will Grier (6-2, 177, Davidson, NC, Day): “Will is focused on being a Florida Gator,” Chad Grier (his father) said. “He enrolled in classes at Florida today (Sunday).”

Tight end C’yontai Lewis (6-5, 212, Alabaster, AL, Kingwood Christian): “I mean you got to do what you got to do to win and that’s what they had to happen to win.”

Offensive lineman Dontae Angus (6-6, 330, Philadelphia, PA M L King): “It affects my recruitment because Coach Davis was the one that was always calling to check up on me and see how I was doing. I didn’t talk to any other coach but Coach Davis.”

2015 offensive lineman Jake Fruhmorgen (6-5, 256, Tampa, FL Plant): “It sad to see them go like but I feel the program handled the situation the best they could.”

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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, 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.