Originally Posted by Gatorrick22
I didn't know they still made Alphabet soup. All kidding aside, by the time he starts getting "real" about his commitment to play college football he'll be watching the Gators kick the canes to the curb on national television.
He's just torn between in-state schools. He also just started to get offers... so no clue what is going through his mind, at this point.
Give it a couple of months and we'll have a clearer picture. But as of now, it's a toss-up between us and Da U.
To me, he isn't as high as some of the other DT's on our board. And this is a year where I think we'll only take 2-3 DT's, total. Travonte Valentine is tops, and I am really glad we have him, but he is shaky on his commitment. It is really really important to hang on to Valentine.... above all else as far as the DL goes. There are 3 SUPERB DT's in state, We have Valentine, FSU has Demarcus Christmas, and Khairi Clark is uncommitted, but as far as I can tell, he is a UM lean.
Our best course of action is to recruit 1 more DT to go with Valentine and shut it down right there. Maybe that will help save Valentine. Khairi Clark should be our target, we can definitely pull him from UM-territory. Maybe at the end of the process pick up a JUCO DT or another prospect like Moten.
But I just don't see this class loading up at DT like we did this past NSD. I think we are pretty stable there and the 2 JUCO guys we got should give a little bit of room for the guys coming up to take their time and fit into the system.
What we need for 2014 along the DL is some top notch DE's and a Buck or 2. If we pulled both Da'Shawn Hand **AND** Lorenzo Carter, then we knocked it out of the stadium.
I think sooner or later Denzel Ware will be a Gator. FSU wanted him for WDE. I don't know where our staff would place him. He could play Buck, but there are better prospects out there (such as Carter). He has the build to play OLB, I am betting that's where we would put him. A very physical rusher behind the Buck, I could see that.
Overall though, one thing can surely be said. With the way this staff has been recruiting, especially this past NSD, and with what's on our table for 2014.... It's Great to be a Florida Gator.