Recruits react to Quinn’s departure

With the new breaking of defensive coordinator Dan Quinn leaving Florida for the Seattle Seahawks, the Gators’ commitments and prospects were obviously shocked to hear it. will continue to update this story as we get more reactions from prospects around the country.

Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer defensive lineman Antonio Riles — “Very stunned.. surprised I don’t want to talk about it. I don’t think it will affect my commitment but idk that’s surprising for me as of now.”

Somerville (N.J.)Immaculata defensive end Tashawn Bower — “It definitely will give me a lot more thinking to do its pretty late in recruiting so it does impact my decision. I leave tomorrow for my visit.”

Tampa (Fla.) Hillsborough defensive end Jordan Sherit wrote on Twitter — “It’s still Muschamp’s defense. I wish Coach Quinn nothing but the best, one of the realest coaches I’ve ever met. God Bless and Go Gators !!”

Bushnell (Fla.) South Sumter safety Keanu Neal on Twitter — “I wish Coach Quinn the best. A pretty big loss, but life goes on. We’ll be fine.”

2014 Cross City (Fla.) Dixie County defensive back Duke Dawson — “It doesn’t affect me at all.”

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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.