Notebook: Dan Mullen talks Florida Gators NSD finish

The Florida Gators had a strong National Signing Day on Wednesday as they finished out the 2019 class with a pair of four-stars in outside linebacker Khris Bogle and cornerback Kaiir Elam. Commits Arjei Henderson and Diwun Black both signed as expected.

Dan Mullen spoke to the media afterward to recap the day.

Here’s what he said:

• The Gators beat out Alabama and Georgia four Bogle and Elam. Mullen said that shows where Florida’s program is headed.

• Mullen said Arjei Henderson had been all-in with the Gators since the day he committed.

• Diwun Black was a big recruiter for the 2019 class. Mullen said he helped a lot because he has a personality others want to be around.

• “I want to build a program that’s consistently ranked in the Top 10.”

• When Charlton Warren left, some of Florida’s players started texting Mullen asking him if there was any way he could bring back Torrian Gray.

• Mullen had never met Gray before he came on the radar to be the next cornerbacks coach.

• “Today our players got to put the hat on, but in a couple years they’re going to get to walk across that stage.”

• The Gators are looking for position flexibility on the defensive line in the 2020 class.

• Chris Steele is going to have a lot of opportunities to work with the first-team in the spring, especially with Marco Wilson still recovering.

• Trey Dean is a guy Florida is looking at to move to the star position in place of Chauncey Gardner-Johnson.

• “I think our staff stays away from a lot of the fluff in recruiting.”

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Growing up the daughter of a baseball coach in a household that revolved around Gators sports, Bailiegh’s future working in sports was her destiny. She played four years of varsity softball at Suwannee High School and one year on softball scholarship at Gulf Coast State College. In her first year she discovered a love for journalism so she packed her bags and moved to Gainesville to finish her A.A. and begin interning for Gator Country. She is now on track to graduate from the University of Florida in 2019. In her free time, Bailiegh enjoys binge watching her favorite TV shows and spending time with her family and her two fur babies.