Recruiting Mailbag

Ol2ange: Updates on our current commits? Who do you expect to flip to another school?

AS: Dalvin Cook to FSU seems very likely at this time. Also I would keep a close eye on Chris Lammons and JC Jackson. I don’t believe Jackson goes elsewhere but he’s someone to keep an eye on.

Ol2ange: Has the loss at GSU affected anything?

AS: I think it affected the national outlook of the program with out of state guys in particular but all in all this season has just gone bad so that loss didn’t hurt that much.

Ol2ange: Any news on the top guys?

AS: Lorenzo Carter will be in town this weekend which is huge for his family. Also Ermon Lane is expected in this weekend so that will be big to get him talking to uncommitted prospects.

Dagatorfan: Give us the skinny on Cook, Lane, JC Jackson, Lammons.

AS: Right now I don’t expect Dalvin Cook in the class but I do expect the other three to be in the class. Chris Lammons is the one looking hard elsewhere but he has a lot of friends in the class which should help a ton.

Tedb: Now that two of the four linebacker recruits from last year’s class have recurring injuries (Rolin’s knee and Anzalone’s shoulder), is the staff beginning to think LB is an area of concern? What if anything is the staff doing at this late stage to bring linebackers for this class, and who might they be?

AS: Honestly they still feel good about the depth at linebacker — not that I agree with that but that’s what they believe. Florida will host Raekwon McMillan and Nyles Morgan this weekend and the Gators hope to move up for them.

Macbgator: Hearing any new names popping up that we have not heard?

AS: Not yet but I expect that to change once the season is over. One name to keep an eye on is Ocala Vanguard tight end Kano Dillon who is a 6-5, 225-pound tight end that will visit this weekend.

Macbgator: If Cook decomitts, who are rb recruits we will most likely get?

AS: Derrell Williams out of Louisiana, who is an Arizona State commit, is the best option right now who has interest in Florida but the key is that LSU is turning up the heat on him now.

Gatordon: Andrew, how bad could the current state of the program affect this recruit class? If Cook goes, could Lane be next? Are we looking at a possible tsunami of defections?

AS: Whether Will Muschamp is the coach at Florida or not I think this class will stick together for the most part. Will Grier is the captain of this class and having a quarterback like that will help a ton. If you remember Jeff Driskel did the same his year.

Juggernautzz: When do you anticipate we will get some good news regarding recruiting?

AS: As much as this game could be a blowout I still think you could see good news this weekend in particular from David Sharpe. While I expect Sharpe to wait until next week to announce he could pop sooner than expected.

Juggernautz: If the whole staff or most of it anyways is let go how will that affect our recruiting?

AS: It really depends on how quick they are replaced and who they are replaced by as to who they bring in. I expect most of the commits to stay solid so it really matters with the uncommitted prospects. If Florida brings in a big name it will create some much needed excitement.

1gatorbear: Do you think we can score this weekend against this top defense in the country ?

AS: Nick and I were talking about this the other day and I honestly see Florida scoring 10 points or so but they also could very well get shutout for the first time in a long time.

LAGatorDoc: Seeing as Dalvin Cook is most likely a goner, has the staff turned up the heat on Scarborough or the Arizona St RB?

AS: Florida is all but out of it for Bo Scarborough, but yes, they have turned up the heat on Darrell Williams and they expect him in town this weekend for the FSU game.

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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.