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2018. NEW GATOR - DE OLB Andrew Chatfield 6-6 221. American Heritage HS. Fort Lauderdale FL.

Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by RayGator, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. RayGator

    RayGator Moderator VIP Member

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    DE OLB Andrew Chatfield 6-2 221 of American Heritage High School. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. ****

    2.7.2018. Signed Letter of Intent.
     
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  2. Bazza

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  3. RayGator

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    Signed Letter of Intent.
     
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  4. Matherly87

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    Apparently the UF media relations people must have thought Silvera was going to sign with Florida. Here is part of Chatfield's bio on the floridagators.com website. Sorry if anyone else has found this.
    • 2016 Class 5A All-State First Team
      • Tallied 84 tackles, 27 tackles-for-loss and 21 sacks as a junior
    • Participated at The Opening Finals All-Star camp
    • High School teammates with Florida signee Nesta “Jade” Silvera
    • Played for coach Pat Surtain
     
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  5. themistocles

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    Candy thought it was 50/50 the day before. Unfortunately if was 51 Miami and 49 UF apparently. Both of these kids are likely to be Monsters. Did you note that Mullen said on his visit he weighed 240 lbs.
     
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  6. crl

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    He definitely looks closer to 240 than 220 in that photo. If he can learn to cover, he's going to be an awesome LB.
     
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    what's his speed? Can he cover RBs and TEs?
     
  8. Nicho

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    He may be 240, but he ain't 6'6" (thread title)!
     
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    Regarding speed, I've seen his film, and he's both fast and quick for his size. He rolls off blocks quickly to grab passing runners, finds his way into the backfield a lot, and from the few cases in the HUDL film of him dropping back he was effective at that. Of course, those were Highlights of his play, and, like Mullen said yesterday: "You might know a lot about a certain prospect for a position, then suddenly you see a highlight film that knocks your socks off about another prospect, and you foolishly get excited without doing the full research that is required for every prospect. That frequently doesn't pay off."
     
  10. Matherly87

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    Yes I saw that and was surprised at 240. That would be great for an OLB in a 3-4. I also read your further comments about his Hudl vid and agree very much so. I've commented before that his highlights show he plays in the offensive backfield on most plays even though he usually plays as a small DE with his hand on the ground. He will be a good one for UF for sure.
     
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    He's got the Chucky doll.....and he's going to be a leader on defense.....oh my.......
     
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  12. crl

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    I thought had read before he was 6'2".
     
  13. INGATORSWETRUST

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    Nesta got played by the University of Miami. His DL Coach at the University of Miami just announced his departure to pursue other opportunities. Very sleazy to do that after NSD, but guess just a part of this process and why you do not commit to coaches, you commit to colleges
     
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    This could be helpful next year. If we get any D linemen visiting who are deciding between UF and scUM hopefully Chatfield will be their host to remind them of this info.
     
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  15. Notoriousgator

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    I don't know what transpired with the Miami coach leaving but Seider did the same thing. Alot of coaches do. I don't care for it but unfortunately it happens.
     
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    Thread title is wrong, he's 6' 2".
     
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  17. StrangeGator

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    Seider left for good reason. Mullen demoted him.
     
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    Can't blame either side for this eventually happening. Seider needed to protect his upward mobility, and DM needed to keep an intact group of coaches to accelerate the needed development of players new to DM's offense. Fortunately DM was able to trade a like recruiting ability coach for another. A RB coach and OL coach that are on the same page is so important in DM's offense.
     
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    Actually an upgrade from a coaching perspective, as we hired an actual TE coach. Also a recruiter that has great connections in the Tampa area as well. Perhaps lose a little in a South Florida through trade, but better long term fit
     
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