The Florida Gators clinched the SEC Eastern Division Championship on Saturday by defeating the Vanderbilt Commodores 9-7 in the Swamp.
Several Florida Gators recruiting targets were in attendance on Saturday plus others were at home watching the Gators clinch the East.
GatorCountry asked several Florida Gators recruiting commits and targets to give us their reaction on the Gators clinching the East and here’s what they had to say.
Offensive line target Marcus Tatum-“It’s a great accomplishment for Florida.”
Florida Gators running back commit Mark Thompson-”Love it!!! Long awaited, the order is restored.”
Florida Gators defensive end commit Jaquan Bailey-”Congrats but I didn’t get to watch it because I had a game.”
2017 Alabama Crimson Tide offensive line commit Alex Leatherwood-“They deserve it! They performed this season and overcame adversity to sit in the position they’re in! It’s good to see my home state team back on track again!”
LSU Tigers quarterback commit Feleipe Franks-”It shows a lot that they are going to the SEC championship game. It shows how Coach McElwain has turned the program around. He has done a good job with that.”
Defensive end target Jachai Polite-“They fought hard for it.”
2017 running back Jamari Peacock-“So proud of the coaches and players for proving the country wrong. From day one I’ve been saying Coach Mac going to change the program around and he did.”
Defensive tackle Ben Frazier-“I expected them to take the east. They’ve been playing really good ball.”
2017 Florida Gators receiver commit Daquon Green-“I’m excited for my boys, they keep the train rolling and go all the way.”
Florida Gators offensive line commit Stone Forsythe-“It’s unbelievable for Coach Mac to come in and turn the program around and win the east in his first year.”
Athlete target Dre Massey-“I love it. They are definitely catching my eye. They’re one of my top schools and they’re my leader. I’m looking forward to my visit down there.”
Florida Gators quarterback commit Kyle Trask-“It showed how much the Gators can improve in one year.”
2018 Kentucky receiver commit Jermaine Eskridge-”I had a great visit in the Swamp. A lot of excitement.”