2016 QB #17. Rex Culpepper 6-3 215 of Plant HS, Tampa, Fla.

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    2016.
    QB #17. Rex Culpepper 6-3 215, 4.75 40 yard dash, of Plant High School, Tampa, Fla.


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    Rex has a great Gator heritage:
    Brad Culpepper, Father.
    Bruce Culpepper, Grandfather.

    Will Rex carry on his great family tradition and play for the Gators? Time will tell.

    Go Gators!

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    Beef him up and put him at defensive tackle. :)
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    Gator legacy ties vs jack ass plant coach rob weiner,
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    I would have to believe he will be a Gator.
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    Perhaps we'll get a better understanding of his agenda after Culpepper #3 comes aboard.
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    Thought that last name looked familiar! :)

    Anyone have any insights on his game? Is he a true QB, or just a good athlete playing QB?

    Like his size.

    I liked his highlights in this spring practice video - http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1715388/highlights/147971390

    And he is just a spring-sophomore in that clip.

    Seems to have a strong arm.
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    Plants coach is a wiener!!!! Kid will end up being pushed anywhere but uf
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    I would hope with a double legacy the coach can push all he wants.. kid should be a Gator!
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    He is scheduled to visit Florida this week,
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    You think it's hard recruiting a player from Plant to play at UF? Try recruiting a player from Tallahassee Leon just after losing four in a row to fsu. That's what we were up against when Brad committed to UF. Rex would walk on at UF before he would play for a UF rival. Brad and Bruce are Orange and Blue Bloods. No way Rex goes anywhere else unless we pass on him.
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    Love the clips. Old school, big, decisive, quick drop, quick release, quick first step when he takes off. Very physical, but very instinctive. I'm sure he'd make a good LB but he looks like a very good QB at his stage of the game. I'll give Wiener one thing. He knows how to spot good QBs and develop them. Maybe he finally develops one for UF.

    As far as his size, I remember seeing Brad pitch in a high school baseball game the spring before he reported to UF. I was really surprised how small he looked, more like an LB or smallish DE. Don't think he ever got to 280 at UF but played 20 pounds heavier than his actual weight. I doubt Rex is any smaller than his dad was in 10th grade and he's already taller. Brad was barely 6'2" when he played for the Bears.
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    The way our QB board is shaping up looks like he will be our guy, is set to visit UF in the spring and likes coach Mac. OSU and Clemson are others recruiting him actively but they pretty much have their qb board locked down, Rex's dad Brad is close with both staffs.

    That being said, he is a gator legacy and just an average Qb (though his size is great). Imo his film is not as good as the top qb guys in this cycle, he is currently ranked #25 pro style QB. Plan on a commit to UF in spring or early summer.

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    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1715388/rex-culpepper
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    I think we'd take two so getting a guy of Rex's talent committed is a great option. Gives us 1 guaranteed and then we put the full court press on a guy like Costello or Haskins. Also, doesn't hurt that he's from Plant. Would be nice to get a little traction there.
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    Alright I'm pretty sure I saw a Tebow jump pass in the highlight film. Done deal, sign him up lol

    I actually thought his film looked pretty good. His arm was a little stronger than I thought, and it seems like he puts pretty nice touch on his passes. He also moves pretty good for a bigger guy. He's good footwork in the pocket and can pull it down and run a little bit. I'd be very happy with him signing with us.
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    He's not a done deal to UF after all. The Culpepper's are close with Coach Meyer and he's liking some other teams a lot. I don't think Weiner will have any influence here but the legacy thing is not going to help us as much as I thought it would. We will have to recruit him hard. I'd love to have him and Costello but Rex might choose to go somewhere else if Costello pulls the trigger first. The top QBs usually commit early.
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    urbs apparently it telling he could see him as Alex Smith
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    You mean lose his starting job to the rookie due to injury and then change teams? Oh wait no, that's Braxton Miller :)
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    Is he likely to get picked for that Elite Eleven QB Camp?
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    I don’t believe he's a top QB and think that Urban is courting him based on their relationship, doubt he's top 3 priority on any of those schools boards (including ours), we are just so far behind those schools for qb recruiting we may have to push efforts towards the local legacy and with that he will sign. We've learned the hard way that QB is a position that can make or break your program, imho he doesn’t have the potential to succeed at QB to that level. I'd like him as a 2nd QB in this class.
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    I remember the recruitment of Brad Culpepper really well. I hindsight, it had to be a Gator slam dunk from the very beginning; but back in '87, when this was going on, Bruce Culpepper was asking his Gator buddies to give Brad some room - that UF was not a slam dunk - that he really liked Bama and other schools. In fact, the message from my friends in Tally in 1987 was essentially what Strange just posted about Rex - just change the schools.

    I think he, like his dad, ends up at UF if we want him; but I also believe that Strange's message could be spot-on.

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