Gators Tweets of the Week: 1.28.13

There are a couple of tweaks to the Tweets of the Week. And yes, that sentence was a successful attempt at a corny rhyming scheme. We could have added something about fullback Scott Peek, but that would have been too much.

Anyway, we’ve added 20-plus new people with all of the future Florida Gators football players on the list. Eight early enrolled earlier this month for the spring semester and already are putting out interesting tweets from campus. The rest, who will sign Feb. 6, are tweetin’ fools as well as evident by this edition.

The other change is switching this from a Sunday feature to Mondays. It’s because of all of the days of the week, many of the more entertaining tweets are posted on Sundays. Not sure why, but that’s the way it is.

We’re also still keeping tabs on all of the juniors who declared early for the 2013 NFL Draft as well as the seniors. We’ll keep including those former Gators through the draft, so this feature will be a little more crowded than usual for the next few weeks.

Keeping those guys in also allows us to include this awesome Tweet of the Week, which features a passing of the torch of sorts. It was sent by outgoing Gators safety Matt Elam to incoming Florida running back Kelvin Taylor, a true freshman who is on campus after enrolling early:

<i>Matthew Elam‏‪@ElamVsElo

Follow the lil homie ‪@Kelvintaylor21, he a product of the city #561, he know something & will do numbers at UF iSwea..! ‪#GatorNation</i>

And while we’re at it, we’ll name a runner-up for the Tweet of the Week, this one from Elam to Gators cornerback Marcus Roberson:

<i>Matthew Elam ‏‪@ElamVsElo

Go follow that upcoming Thorpe winner & future first rounder ‪@Roberson_5, I played on top of em’, he know what he doing..! ✊ ‪#GatorNation</i>

Now, on to the best of the rest:

Nick Washington‏‪@NickWashingtonn

The Jokers In the house. Haha I can’t wait for signing day.


Nick Washington ‏‪@NickWashingtonn

Coach Joker just said “Our offense will be much better next year, you just make sure you come here play championship defense” ‪#QuoteThat


Ahmad Fulwood‏‪@5_bits

So much paper work for national signing day!


Matt Rolin‏‪@MattRolin9

So far I’m really enjoying my time in Gainesville. Met some great people. Definitely made the right choice.


Jordan Sherit ‏‪@JSherit17

Just got off the phone with Coach Lawing, we’re building something special ‪#Gators


Vernon Hargreaves‏‪@_VH3

I got 5,000 followers , why am I washing the dishes ..

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Mike Capshaw brings a wealth of experience to the Gator Country team. He’s been overseeing all editorial aspects of and Gator Country magazine by managing our team of staffers, interns and freelancers. He is now moving into a bigger role as a reporter by covering the football and basketball beats as well as providing coverage of all sports on campus. Mike’s 15 years in the business has included more than six years of covering SEC sports and recruiting at a daily newspaper in Arkansas. He has also helped launch a newspaper, magazines, websites and even a sports talk radio show. Because Mike puts family ahead of his career, he left the place where he was established when his wife received an opportunity to further her career at UF. He took a leap of faith that he could find a job in the Gainesville area and worked for a year at a newspaper group before joining the Gator Country family in November, 2011. Mike has won Florida Press Association awards for Best Sports Game Story and Best Sports Feature Story in the past two years as well as a company-wide award at his former newspaper group that includes some 60 publications, for Excellence in Sports Reporting. You can follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeCapshawGC.