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Recruits react to
Gators’ loss to FSU

Written by Andrew Spivey, November 30, 2013, 1 Comment,
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Florida entered rivalry Saturday with a 4-8 record but the Gators came out with a lot of energy against #2 ranked Florida State. Recruits and commits took notice that there was no shortage of energy for a team devastated by injuries the entire 2013 season.

GatorCountry talked to several prospects to get their reaction following Florida’s 37-7 loss to FSU.

Defensive tackle Khairi Clark (6-2, 325, Hollywood, FL Chaminade Madonna): “The loyalty of the teammates and the fans is great.”

Quarterback Will Grier (6-2, 177, Davidson, NC Davidson Day): “We will bounce back. Coach (Will) Muschamp will lead us to many victories next year. I can’t wait to play for him. Go Gators.”

Tight end C’yontai Lewis (6-5, 212, Alabaster, AL Kingwood Christian): “My visit is going real good. The game was fun.”

Offensive lineman Travaris Dorsey (6-3, 314, Jacksonville, FL Raines): “They played hard today.”

2015 tight end Devonaire Clarington (6-5, 220, Miami, FL Westminster Christian): “I mean it’s not Muschamp’s fault he has 15 starters on the injury list. He had a bad year; not every coach has a good year every year. This year doesn’t change my perspective on the Gators.”

2015 running back Ray Ray McCloud (5-9, 166, Tampa, FL Sickles): “Florida has all these injuries and it’s slowing them down. They’ll be back next year though.”

2015 receiver Shawn Burgess-Becker (6-1, 185, Coconut Creek, FL Monarch): “I couldn’t make it but the Gators started off very strong and just started to fade away slowly late.”

2015 offensive lineman Pat Allen (6-5, 280, Reisterstown, MD Franklin): “It was just off a little today but they came ready to play.”

2016 receiver Tyler Byrd (5-11, 160, Naples, FL): “I think they fought hard as usual.”

2016 cornerback Tre Jackson (5-8, 156, Baton Rouge, LA University Laboratory): “They played really good in the first half and displayed good fight which is a good sign for next season.”

Andrew Spivey

About 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.

  1. jmsDecember 1, 2013, 10:52 am

    It’s a little disconcerting to me that they’re aren’t comments from some of the others visitors? Hopefully I’m wrong?

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Florida entered rivalry Saturday with a 4-8 record but the Gators came out with a lot of energy against #2 ranked Florida State. Recruits and commits took notice that there was no shortage of energy for a team devastated by injuries the entire 2013 season.

GatorCountry talked to several prospects to get their reaction following Florida’s 37-7 loss to FSU.

Defensive tackle Khairi Clark (6-2, 325, Hollywood, FL Chaminade Madonna): “The loyalty of the teammates and the fans is great.”

Quarterback Will Grier (6-2, 177, Davidson, NC Davidson Day): “We will bounce back. Coach (Will) Muschamp will lead us to many victories next year. I can’t wait to play for him. Go Gators.”

Tight end C’yontai Lewis (6-5, 212, Alabaster, AL Kingwood Christian): “My visit is going real good. The game was fun.”

Offensive lineman Travaris Dorsey (6-3, 314, Jacksonville, FL Raines): “They played hard today.”

2015 tight end Devonaire Clarington (6-5, 220, Miami, FL Westminster Christian): “I mean it’s not Muschamp’s fault he has 15 starters on the injury list. He had a bad year; not every coach has a good year every year. This year doesn’t change my perspective on the Gators.”

2015 running back Ray Ray McCloud (5-9, 166, Tampa, FL Sickles): “Florida has all these injuries and it’s slowing them down. They’ll be back next year though.”

2015 receiver Shawn Burgess-Becker (6-1, 185, Coconut Creek, FL Monarch): “I couldn’t make it but the Gators started off very strong and just started to fade away slowly late.”

2015 offensive lineman Pat Allen (6-5, 280, Reisterstown, MD Franklin): “It was just off a little today but they came ready to play.”

2016 receiver Tyler Byrd (5-11, 160, Naples, FL): “I think they fought hard as usual.”

2016 cornerback Tre Jackson (5-8, 156, Baton Rouge, LA University Laboratory): “They played really good in the first half and displayed good fight which is a good sign for next season.”

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