Florida Gators recruiting mailbag: October 29th edition

The Florida Gators are preparing to take on Missouri this week after being off for two weeks due to COVID-19.

Dan Mullen and the coaching staff have a few more spots remaining in the class as they look to finish off on some needs in the class as they picked up a commitment from Jeremiah Williams on Monday.

GatorCountry brings you a recruiting mailbag to answer your questions on the 2021 class as well as the 2022 class.

Check out the mailbag here to get all the answers to your questions.


Gatorboy08: How are things looking for some of our DL targets? Are things still looking good for Tunmise and Langston? Also any updates for Sapp? Is he still saying the right things?

AS: Tyreak Sapp is still saying the right things and with him not being able to take visits that has helped the Gators out but he will be someone to monitor until the end. Tunmise and Bryce Langston are saying the right things and the Gators are in good shape for both of them right now but neither plan to commit until at least December.


Macbgator: Are we going to get a middle LB in this class??

AS: Xavian Sorey is the Gators best hope for another linebacker in the class but he isn’t a true middle linebacker, he’s a guy that will play all over the place. Chief Borders can play inside linebacker so that’s the best options at this time.


Juggernautz: What position do you think Mr. Montgomery will primarily
l play for the Gators?

AS: I think Charles Montgomery plays receiver mainly but he will see sometime at running back as well. Montgomery is an athlete that you will get the ball to as much as you can.


Juggernautz: How many spots do we have left for 2021?

AS: 4 but that could change if some guys start to look elsewhere, the numbers always work themselves out and the Gators will make it work for the top targets on their board.


Juggernautz: Do you think we will have any surprises on NSD?

AS: I don’t see any huge surprises at this time but they need to get some guys on campus in January to pull off any surprises.


Johnperry3: Do you think we have a real shot at Sorey?

AS: Florida and Georgia are battling for Xavian Sorey and right now I give the edge to Georgia but Florida isn’t out of it.


Gator_n_Bmore: How is the ‘22 class looking? Hopefully by the time you answer this we have added McCall but is it harder to get a read this far out with the pandemic?

AS: The 2022 class has a lot of high ranked guys interested in the Gators but a lot of guys are waiting to take visits before they commit. Adding Sam McCall was huge and the Gators should receive more good news in the next few weeks as well.


Matherly87: What is the player distribution by position that our coaches are working towards? That is how many QBs (4), RBs (5), WRs(11), TEs(5), OL (16), etc do the coaches try to keep on the roster that generally adds up to 85 ish? The portal makes this difficult to track in the off season but if you know how many the coaches are looking for in general it makes recruiting a whole lot easier to follow.

AS: The staff tries to keep a balance on the roster for sure, while I don’t have an exact number here’s a basis from previous staff’s. 4 quarterbacks, 5 running backs, 10-11 receiver, 4 tight ends, 15-17 linemen, 12-14 defensive linemen, 10-12 linebackers including outside backers, 16-18 defensive backs, 1 kicker on scholarship and one punter. They like to have a walk-on for both kicking positions.


OklahomaGator: Do you see all of the committed players signing on the early signing day?

AS: Right now, I think most of them will but a guy like Tyreak Sapp I believe could wait until February signing day. A could see a few guys deciding to wait so they can take visits to other schools but I think for the most part they will sign.



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.