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Josh Griffis now a Nole

Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by thekentuckygator, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. thekentuckygator

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    Someone else posted that the lack of enthusiasm was mutual. Idk.
     
  2. thekentuckygator

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    Hahahaha
     
  3. brainstorm

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    It appears he is actually from Bradford county and has a lot of family there. His stuff popped up on some FB feeds of some of my family in the area as they know him personally. I wish him the best even if he doesn't end up a Gator.
     
  4. LAGatorDoc

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    Did he commit under current staff or the last staff?
     
  5. INGATORSWETRUST

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    Last staff
     
  6. Gatorhall

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    Yes he is from Bradford. I think if we really want him he will sign with us, just going on what I was told.
     
  7. LAGatorDoc

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    Thanks!! So maybe it’s as simple as this staff told him to move on?
     
  8. Gatorhall

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    Don’t think so it’s more he’s got new people in his ear.
     
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  9. biggynugs

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    I didn’t know it was the guy who owns jimmy johns, but I guess that picture falls in line with all of their ‘life lesson” posters on the wall about living life in the moment. Especially the one about the corporate guy who just wants to fish a little and take an afternoon siesta.
     
  10. Notoriousgator

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    The sharkhumper may own A jimmy John's franchise but he doesn't even remotely resemble jimmy John liataud. Besides, jimmy owns a 200 ft yacht. What's he doing on a little fishing boat like the shark humper?

    I always thought he was an ex-cop.
     
  11. StrangeGator

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    No way after those clips that just came out. More likely other schools saw that and got all over him.
     
  12. Gatorhead

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    Hope the staff keeps after him, he looks like a good one.
     
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  13. atlantagator86

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    Things that make you go hmmm. Not saying the kid isn't good, but I wonder if maybe Griffis doesn't really fit into what Grantham's defense is looking for. Seems like Grantham kind of likes his DEs to be more like hybrid LB/DEs.
     
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  14. StrangeGator

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    I don't think the strong side DE needs to be that versatile. That said, Griffis looks the part of a DE/LB hybrid.
     
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  15. pd_gator

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    I seriously doubt that his "fit" is the problem. It seems that his projection blew up and he got a big ego from the sounds of it.
     
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  16. Skink

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    So....what you seem to be saying here is....we really didn't want him?
     
  17. beachgator23

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    I know for fact in the recruitment of an extremely overrated DE in the last cycle, IMG definitely steers kids to FSU, Bama, or UGA. Watch him follow suit. Honestly unless we strike out with bigger fish...I don't want him. Its time for the UF program to take ish personal. Its isn't the program anymore like McElwain or Taggert where you are begging on the trail.
     
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  18. DieAGator

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    The only thing I would say is that though Butterteef was a poor HC his staff had an eye for talent and were very good recruiters. I imagine Griffis is a very good prospect and suspect that this staff likes to do its own thing and recruit their own players. That's probably all it is. Perhaps they are still getting to know each other.
     
  19. scooterp

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    More info has circulated on this and it seems as if the staff wasn’t showing much interest. He didn’t even hear from them in the days following his decommitment. I don’t think it’s a case of people/handlers steering him elsewhere as much as it was just becoming clear that he is not a priority.
     
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  20. LAGatorDoc

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    Hmm. Well. Maybe my theory was correct. He committed under the last staff. Was showing tons of love (Gator since he’s born comments) that was not reciprocated by current staff. So he got the message and moved on. Then he decomitted. Seems like our staff is less interested in diamonds in the rough kind of guys than the past staff