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Auburn starting DT Daquan Newkirk transfers to UF

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by ncg8or, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. ncg8or

    ncg8or GC Legend

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    Sweet pickup, looks like our depth issue at DT has been solved. Former 4* recruit, 6-3 317#.
     
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  3. thale410

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  4. Hasbeen

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    Welcome to the Gator Nation, Daquan!
     
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  5. lwg8tr

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    Sounds like Dan is the Saban of the portal once again. Now he needs to go shopping(no literally, well maybe ;-)) for a another Grimes and some online depth.
     
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  6. finorman

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    Anyone have any idea why he’s leaving?
     
  7. LearnedGator

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    Gators add Auburn transfer DaQuan Newkirk
     
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  8. malscott

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    Nix, the great white hope didn't pan out...? Pretty easy if you watched the Gators what we need. We need help on "D"! Good for him. Good for us...

    Go Gators.
     
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  10. apkgator

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    Coach getting fired is often a starting point
     
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  11. archigator_96

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    Great news and all but why do we always get these guys with one year left or in graduate school. The DT from Penn St. and Greenard last year come to mind.
     
  12. TrueGator

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    Better late than never.
     
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  13. ncg8or

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    DT:
    Newkirk - 317 (Auburn Starter)
    Shelton - 327 (PSU Starter)
    Dexter - 308
    Lee - 315
    Humphries? - 325 (Still on team?)
    Goods? - 335 (Still on team?)
    Dunlap? - 285 (Returning?)
    Watson - 380 (Early enrollee)
    Thomas - 290 (Early enrollee)

    SDE:
    Carter - 290
    Lang - 287 (Moving to DT?)
    Umanmielen - 255
    Moon - 250 (May play buck, but we have a ton of kids there now with Cox, Bogle, Chatfield, Summerall, Powell, etc.)
    Boone - 250 (Early enrollee)
    Sapp - 255 (Summer enrollee)
     
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  14. ncg8or

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    Nature of the game these days I guess? In some cases an under-rated player gets overlooked by the big guys but shows out as an underclassmen and wants to finish their career at a school like Florida. In the case of Newkirk, his coach got fired so that always leads to turnover.
     
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  15. BJ1888

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    Because that's when guys who are known-quantity contributors usually leave. It's relatively rare for someone who starts as a freshman to decide to start over at a new school.
     
  16. tec68

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    Would you rather get them or let someone else have them? Van, Greenard, and Grimes were all big time contributors and all were Portal guys.

    Hit on many more than we miss on a proven college guy with one year left than a talented high school guy with 3-5 years left.
     
  17. gator4ever39

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    Anyone that can help us win the line of scrimmage battles is more then welcome.
     
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  18. crl

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    Hmm. I guess Cox left. Hadn't heard that.
     
  19. archigator_96

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    Absolutely I want them. Just wish they saw the light and came to the good guys earlier. With all the transfer portal activities the last few years, it seems like being recruited out of high school is very complicated and maybe stressful for the kids. I guess that's how these things come about and it doesn't work out like they thought it would.
     
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  20. ncg8or

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    Nope, he'll likely be our starting WDE/Buck again. :D
     
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