Florida Gators recruiting reaction for the win over Mississippi State

The Florida Gators got their biggest win to date of the Dan Mullen era on Saturday night when they knocked off Mississippi State on the road.

Since it was a road game, the Gators weren’t able to host prospects but several of Florida’s top targets were watching on TV.

GatorCountry caught up with several of Florida’s commits and targets to get their thoughts on the Gators big win on Saturday night.


Florida athlete commit Trent Whittemore-“Great win, we just wouldn’t be denied. Great play calling.”


Running back target Nay’Quan Wright-“Great win, like how those guys went out there and won.”


Florida quarterback commit Jalon Jones-“It was a good team win. I know it had to be emotional for the staff being back in Starkville. So I’m happy for the win, the offense did a good job scoring. Defense did a good job holding them and making big stops. It was an all-around good team win.”


Cornerback target LaCarea Pleasant-Johnson-“Very sound defensively. The corners played great and played a lot of man and that’s the kind of guy I am.”


Florida offensive line commit William Harrod-“It was a huge win for this team cause it’s hard to win on the road as a SEC team and to prove that this year’s team is different from last year’s team.”


Florida linebacker commit Diwun Black-“Don’t count us out. I believe the hype, honestly I knew we was going to win, come on now its Florida vs. Mississippi State. Florida all day, State fans where y’all at.”


2020 offensive line target Zane Herring-“Great game, great effort and great team win for the Gators. Looking a lot better now.”


Florida athlete target Mark-Antony Richards-“Big win for those guys. I know Coach Mullen is hyped for this.”

Florida linebacker commit Jesiah Pierre-“Dominated the game. Defense was the best part.”



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.