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Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by gator_gary, Aug 5, 2013.
Anybody have any news on how Leron Black's visit went over the weekend?
Heard on TOS that it was only a few hours long but went well. It doesn't sound like much has changed. No commitment and he probably won't be making a decision soon.
Black was on campus for about 4 hours. Memphis is back in the race for his services as we speak. He got a good relationship with one of their assistant coaches. We are slipping for his services. The longer he decides, the less chance we will commit to Florida.
That's when passing on Embid and Rimmer will really hurt us in the long run since we only have Harris for 2014. Malik Abu looks to be a long shot because he wants to play with Terrell who we aren't recruiting.
Heard he ate at Hogan's which is always an advantage for us in recruiting...
I think there's a decent chance Embid blows up this year and ends up in the draft before 2014. Who knows. But you'd be right about Rimmer either way.
used to work there haha good stuff
except for the arrival of new co-eds on campus I see no reason to ever schedule a recruits visit in August, Gainesville is just brutal in August, hope they kept him indoors.
Attendance at the O Dome was probably awful.
Four hours doesn't sound like an official. Sounds more like a stop in while on vacation before school starts.
It was an unofficial visit. He was already going to be in Orlando.
Rep, thanks for the laugh!
Bball recruiting does not appear to be headed in the right direction. In regard to you guys laughing about attendance... that is probably why our recruiting is not headed in the right direction. We can't be taken seriously when our fans have this attitude.
I think that's a little over-reaction:
1) You posted this in NBN, not recruiting, so we like to have a little more fun with the threads.
2) It's an unofficial visit. There probably isn't much to report.
Our recruiting is doing just fine...
Not to mention that Black and committed and decommitted to Baylor already. Given his background and the recent studies on decommitting and stability in college, Black and his camp are probably playing very close to the vest from here on out.
I hate to say it, but you are coming across as a complete joke. Your statement about attendance is bogus based both on the published attendance numbers (well in excess of 10,000 per game in an arena that seats 11,200), and on the statements of people such as me who have been attending home Gator games for years. As to recruiting, we have commitments for 2014 from 2 kids with good chances of being McDonald's All-Americans, and we have a 2015 commitment from a teriffic big man. And, we are in on plenty of the other top high school players. Additionally, if all our current players are able to play this season, we could have the most talented team in college hoops this year.
Tampa, are those paid attendance numbers or actual numbers in the seats? If you truly went to any of the non conference games, you would know that we never had close to 10,000 people in the seats. We were lucky to push 6k. The SEC games were better, but still not great. This is a good article from last year on attendance. I advise that you read it before you start throwing out paid attendance numbers. You would not be saying what you are saying if you were truly at the games. In the last few years I've never worried about buying third level tickets, I just move down:
Also, I think taking away midnight madness was a mistake, but I'm sure there were reasons for that that were well thought out.
We have had this sales verse bodies in the seats discussion before. What is UF to do? Should UF take seats away from big dollar donors who live too far away from Gainesville to come to every week night game? You can only sell your tickets to your biggest donors, you can not make them attend every game.
Glad to see that you have backed off and are now down to non-conference games. Official attendance is what I previously posted (something like 10,677 per game). My guess is that number is paid attendance rather than actual attendance. I attended all games last season other than Nebraska-Kearney, Savannah State and Southeastern Lousiana. The attendance was fine at most games, and the crowd was into the games more than it has been in a few years. Recruiting is great, and UF has one of the premier men's college basketball programs in the country. As a matter of fact, we could make a reasonable argument that we have had the most success of any men's college basketball program in the 21st century.
After Austin Rivers i decided to not care too much about recruiting and just wait and cheer for the ones that lace em up in October. We have a great group coming back, Billy gets paid to worry about the rest of it