Gators Recruiting Mailbag 8/30/12

Gator Country’s resident recruitnik Andrew Spivey fields a wide variety of questions in this week’s Florida Gators Football Recruiting Mailbag.

This week, Spivey uses his inside sources to answer questions about how many 2014 commitments Florida may have before the 2013 signing day, who the next verbcal commitment will be for 2013, if Florida is still recruiting any of the prospects who withdrew their commitments and, among other things, what prospects are most likely to finish out the final seven spots in the Class of 2013.

The Florida Football Recruiting Mailbag is publish each Thursday. Questions submitted by members appear in their original, unedited form.

Q.) Who on our remaining recruiting board do you feel have a strong interest in the Gators?

A.) If they are still on the board then they would have to have strong interest in the Gators. But Demarcus Walker, Marcell Harris, Jalen Ramsey, Rod Johnson and Alex Anzalone are some of the names to remember.

Q.) What’s the chance that Alvin Bailey commits soon to UF and become a Gator and what’s the latest on George Campbell could he commit soon also?

A.) Yes, I think Alvin Bailey will be the next verbal commitment for Florida and that should hit soon. With Campbell, he doesn’t have a scholarship offer from Florida, but that could change this fall. Still, I wouldn’t look for him to commit anytime soon as he is just now entering his sophomore season.

Q.) Do we have a decent chance for any of the recent de-commits?

A.) The only decommitment the Gators are after is Rod Johnson. The rest of them Florida isn’t worried about or talking with.

Q.) will we land coley,tunsil,harris,bailey,treadwell,benjamin,rams ey,crowder,alexander, kamara,denver kirkland,montravius adams,north,gilmore?

A.) Florida doesn’t have room to land all of those guys. But the Gators look good for Marcell Harris and Alvin Bailey, and have a chance with Jalen Ramsey and Lequon Treadwell.

Q.) What positions are we currently done recruiting?

A.) Quarterback and running back are the only two positions that I would say they are completely done with.

Q.) At the end of the season how many committes will we have in the class of 2014?

A.) I think you will see three or four more 2014 commitments by end of the season, give or take a few.

Q.) Anything new with Treadwell, Ramsey, or Alexander? Also, do we have good chance to flip Trenton Brown from the Dawgs?

A.) Nothing really new with those three guys. Ramsey I expect to visit with Max Staver for either the Kentucky or LSU games. Lequon Treadwell has been rumored to be visiting for the LSU game, but that’s not set in stone yet. And yes, Florida has a really good chance with Trenton Brown.

Q.) In terms of commitments, are there any areas of FLA we need to be paying better attention to (other than South FL.). Any under the radar recruits turning it up so far this season inside or outside Fl. that are getting the attention of WM.

A.) No prospects in particular but keep an eye on the offensive line position as the coaches are keeping a close eye to see if any prospects have good senior years.

Q.) Who do we fill out the last 7 spots with?

A.) Tough to say right now, but if I had to guess I would say Marcell Harris, Alvin Bailey, Trenton Brown, Rod Johnson, Alex Anzalone, Jalen Ramsey, and Demarcus Walker.

Q.) What is the word on Ebenezer Ogundeko? Are we still in on him? does he still have interest in us? What are our chances with him now that Walker has committed to ‘Bama?

A.) Yes, Florida is still recruiting him. He is scheduled to officially visit Florida this fall. On a side note, I think there is a good chance to flip Walker, especially if he makes multiple visits this fall.

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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, 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.