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Quarterback targets for Gators in Class of 2019

Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by theghost, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. theghost

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    This is from Zach on secccountry. This looks like our primary list of QBs we're after. (imo) It looks like Jones is our top target. The recruiting services haven't moved many of the QBs yet (the highest rated QB is #80 on 247). So I expect this entire list will be at least 4-stars before it's all finished...w/ 2 or 3 being 5-stars:

    Florida recruiting: Quarterback targets for Gators in Class of 2019


    https://www.seccountry.com/florida/florida-recruiting-2019-quarterback-targets

    Florida coach Dan Mullen and quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson have offered 11 quarterbacks in the 2019 class. Two of those players — Bo Nix (Auburn) and Roschon Johnson (Texas) — are committed to in-state schools and don’t appear to be wavering.


    David Baldwin, 3-star QB, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
    • The Gators offered Baldwin on Jan. 22, and he plans to visit campus this spring. Florida, Georgia and Ole Miss are currently viewed as the top schools for Baldwin. The California native plans to commit this summer and will be an early enrollee.
    Jayden Daniels, 4-star QB, Cajon (San Bernardino, Calif.)
    • Daniels received an offer from Florida on Jan. 16 and has blown up since then, adding Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State and six more schools to his scholarship list. Daniels intends to visit Florida and Florida State, but in-state programs UCLA and USC could be difficult to beat.
    Michael Johnson Jr., 4-star QB, Sheldon (Eugene, Ore.)
    • Florida coach Dan Mullen was the first coach to offer Johnson a scholarship back in March 2016 when he was at Mississippi State. Mullen has reoffered Johnson, but Oregon has the inside track for his commitment. His father, Michael Johnson, is the wide receivers coach for the Ducks.
    Jalon Jones, 3-star QB, St. Frances Academy (Baltimore)
    • Jones was committed to Mullen at Mississippi State and reopened his recruitment after Mullen took the Florida job. Jones landed an offer from Mullen two weeks later and plans to visit Florida this spring. Schools such as Alabama, Ole Miss, Maryland and Virginia have offered Jones, but the Gators are considered the team to beat.
    Sam Howell, 4-star QB, Sun Valley (Monroe, N.C.)
    • Howell is ranked the nation’s No. 1 pro-style quarterback by 247Sports and holds more than 30 offers, including one from Florida that came on Jan. 22. He has not announced a group of top schools yet, and the Gators will try to get him on campus in the spring or summer.
    Taisun Phommachanh, 4-star QB, Avon Old Farms (Avon, Conn.)
    • 247Sports ranks Phommachanh as the nation’s No. 1 dual-threat quarterback, and Florida offered him last week. He holds more than 20 offers and plans to visit Clemson, Florida and Florida State this spring. He claims no leaders and will decide prior to his senior season.
    Garrett Shrader, 3-star QB, Charlotte Christian (Charlotte, N.C.)
    • The Gators offer the 6-foot-4, 200-pound passer last week. South Carolina and Mississippi State appear to the top contenders right now. Florida needs to get him on campus soon because he wants to commit before the summer.
    Taulia Tagovailoa, 4-star QB, Thompson (Alabaster, Ala.)
    • The 5-foot-11, 203-pound passer is the younger brother of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and added Florida to his offer list on Dec. 26. His family relocated from Hawaii to Alabama, and the Crimson Tide are in the driver’s seat for his services.
    Jacob Zeno, 3-star QB, John Jay (San Antonio)
    • Zeno is one of three quarterbacks who received an offer from Florida last week, along with Phommachanh and Shrader. He plans to visit the Gators during his recruiting process. Texas Tech is currently Florida’s biggest competition for Zeno.
     
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  2. Skink

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    Phommachanh?

    Yikes
     
  3. themistocles

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    Thanks Ghost.

    It will be pretty funny if the Gator's end up with 2 Joneses at QB and 2 Reeses at LB, at least the Joneses don't have the same first name.

    Those clips of Jones suggest his OLine isn't good & he missed on several passes which is unusual in highlights, or maybe that was just 1 game.

    Baldwin's film made him look like a better passer, but neither looked unusually good carrying the ball, of course, neither did Emory Jones. Of course, these kids were Sophs playing against Seniors, which is a huge factor in HS, while E Jones was a Jr in the film I've seen.
     
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  4. theghost

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    They call him "Pho" (like the Vietnamese soup). :D
     
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  5. theghost

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    Yeah, two Jones' at QB would be great. "Will Jones be the starter or will it be Jones?" "Good Question, Mick!"

    I don't like that none of these kids are from Florida (the IMG kid is from California). There really isn't a single Florida HS kid that is on our radar?
     
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    Well, we are Jonesing for some good QB play so ...
     
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  7. ncg8or

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    Seems odd, but looking at 247 QB rankings shows the highest ranked FL DT QB is indeed 3* David Baldwin coming in at #11 (Jones is #10). There are a couple Pro-style FL QBs ranked, but they're also 3*s and ranked lower than Baldwin.
     
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    Well, Baldwin is from California (he's a boarder at IMG). Word is they want 2 QBs, but nowadays that's hard to do (like when we signed Driskel and Brissett in the same class)...so maybe one of those lower ranked FL kids would come. Both Kentucky and South Carolina added 3-star preferred walk-on QBs this cycle (2018). We could either do that, or get a second lower ranked QB. I still think Jones is our QB this cycle (I just hope Penn State or Ohio State....or one of the other B10 schools don't jump in to try to get him. He committed to Mullen at MSU, but that was before his recruitment took off).
     
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    There were some recent rumblings that Tagovailoa the younger might want to go somewhere other that Bama to get out of elder's shadow.
     
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    I wonder where he's actually from. Avon Old Farms is a boarding school. If he does commit, we don't have to worry about him qualifying. UF actually has a pipeline there. Starting center with the last name Jorgenson back the nineties. Anybody remember his first name?
     
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    FWIW, 247 Crystal Ball has Phommachahn 100% to the noles.
     
  12. StrangeGator

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    UF usually has to go out of state for QBs. The state just doesn't produce great QBs every year. Look back at the Elite 11 finalists over the years and not many are from Florida.
     
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    I'm sure he's a great athlete, but I'm leary of 5'11 QBs (and if he's listed at 5'11, he's probably shorter). Sure, he could be the next Doug Flutie....or he could be the next Treon Harris.
     
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  14. 15gator05

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    On just one prediction
     
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  15. incoldblood

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    Or maybe the next Tua
     
  16. theghost

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    Or Treon....
     
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    or Fran Tarkington....
    Old school for you back when Olinemen were 6 foot even
     
  18. theghost

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    Or the other 9,570 QBs that were converted to WR, RB, DB, TE, or LB over the last 25 years since most - successful - QBs are taller than 5'10/5'9 (or however tall he really is). Throwing out names of short QBs is akin to naming a successful 3-star to justify a poor recruit class. But I get it. His brother had a great half of football so we should go full court press on his dwarf-sized (for a QB) little brother. :D
     
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  19. Notoriousgator

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    Pho seems to be all FSU. There's quite a bit of uncertainty regarding our QB options this year. I like Jones but I hope he continues to progress.

    I know we're 1.5 years away but hopefully Harrison Bailey will still be very strongly interested in us and mullens offense. Auburn, Bama, FSU, uga and others love this kid. And he's favored us for over a year. The kid is 6'4" 215 lbs and can really throw. Just sayin.
     
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  20. severnt

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    David Jorgensen. Looks like he graduated from Warrington, now works for Morgan Stanley back in Connecticut, and holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 31, 63, and 65 securities licenses (according to LinkedIn) so he's no slouch! So maybe you've got a valid point there about Avon Old Farms.