Recruiting Mailbag

With the apparent injury bug that seems to hit Jeff Driskel every year, would the coaches consider going after another quarterback in this class?

It’s doubtful right now unless someone will transfer which doesn’t look like it’ll happen. However, Chase Litton is a guy that has stayed in contact with Florida.

Anything new on Lorenzo Featherston and how his official visit went? How about Bryce Dixon?

I have dealt with some prospects who were hard to talk to but Lorenzo is the hardest. It’s almost impossible to get anything on him but I was told he had a good visit and I think he is still in wait and see mode from Florida. Dixon also had a great visit and said Florida is his leader.

What’s your opinion on how David Sharpe will play out?

Over the past few years I have become to realize that sometime as a reporter you have to trust what your gut is telling you. Here, mine is telling me Sharpe is going to Georgia despite what he says.

Do you think we still have a shot with Jalen Tabor at all?

I think Florida does have a slim shot but I just don’t see him leaving Maryland unless the staff up there is fired or leaves.

Do you anticipate any commitments in the near future?

Not until November or so when Jamal Adams makes his decision.

How confident is the coaching staff that this will be the class they hope for?

Very confident. This is a marathon, not a sprint and they have positioned themselves in the right places with most of who they want.

Who will be the impact players from this class?

Right offhand I think you have to go with Dalvin Cook and Will Grier, but I think J.C. Jackson is electric enough to make plays early.

Among the current verbal commits who makes you the most nervous about sticking?

J.C. Jackson simply because he’s an Immokalee guy who loves the recruiting drama. But I honestly don’t see him going anywhere.

Do you think we will get Bo Scarbrough on campus and eventually flip him?

Yes I do, maybe multiple times and I think he will be a Gator on national signing day.

Are we still in the running for Raekwon McMillan ? What other linebacker do we have a decent shot at?

Yes, Florida feels like they have a legit shot at him despite what he says. I think Florida also has a good shot with Tre Williams.

Did Carter like what he seen at the BUCK position when he visited?

Yes he did. He really likes the way the defense has been playing and the opportunity to play early there.

Rudolph seems to keep pretty quiet, does it seem to be him or the junior college wide receiver to finish the WR class?

Travis Rudolph has a poker face. Anyone who claims to know what he’s doing is crazy because he doesn’t tell anyone. I think Florida is still in the mix for Javon Harrison as well.

How are we doing with Thomas Holley?

Florida still expects to receive an official from him and right now I’m told Notre Dame, Florida and Florida State are the top three with Ohio State in the mix as well.

Does Quincy care about how many other cornerbacks we will take? Yes, I know he projects as a safety but do you think getting Jackson or Tabor would affect him?

Quincy Wilson is confident in himself and believes he can beat anyone so I doubt he cares.

Even though Speedy seems to be messing with us, do we have a shot at Gerald Willis?

I don’t think but who knows with his family. I say it’s LSU followed by A&M closely.

Will there be any junior college defensive linemen/offensive linemen in this class? Jarren Reed?

Yes, I think you will see at least one on each side.

Did we offer the linebacker from Ribault High School in Jacksonville, Florida?

No and I doubt that will happen.

How are we doing on getting studs on the offensive line? Who is in the “limelight?”

David Sharpe and Jordan Sims are the top two guys on the board.

Thanks for your questions, stay tuned next week for more! Until then, feel free to submit your questions on our members-only Insider Recruiting message board.

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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.