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Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by candymanfromgc, Dec 1, 2019.

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  1. DBCooper

    DBCooper GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    Hendersonville, NC
    If they weren’t they should have been. Johnny was UF’s MVP under the previous staff. He didn’t get distance and height, he kicked for distance and altitude.
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    Apr 8, 2007
    Nice to have two Pouncey’s on the roster again!!!
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  3. tarponbro

    tarponbro All American

    Feb 10, 2016
    Manuel or Graham, maybe?
  4. crl

    crl GC Hall of Fame

    Nov 8, 2008
    Maybe Graham. Especially since it doesn't look like Bowman will come. I doubt Manuel is in the class too due to grades.
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  5. candymanfromgc

    candymanfromgc Moderator

    Apr 3, 2007
    two now, one just committed on the 28th.
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  6. ahudson

    ahudson Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Dad had money
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  7. ruralgator18

    ruralgator18 All American

    Apr 21, 2007
    Yeah they’re a Florida family. Had a third brother who also went to UF but didn’t play a sport.
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  8. Nicho

    Nicho GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Thanks Candy. We've had another very solid season on the field. I just can't shake the feeling that we aren't properly capitalizing on the momentum in terms of recruiting. Meyer was a true master at closing blue chippers on the heels of a big win. I'm not in panic mode. I just don't see us catching UGA and others unless we can win a few battles for truly elite kids. Really sucks to see in-state studs like Bowman and Dumervil looking outside of FL. Thank god Dexter seems to be solid, but we need at least a few more. Tim Smith is an absolute must get, IMO.
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  9. HotlantaGator

    HotlantaGator GC Hall of Fame

    Aug 15, 2007
    UF has to keep more of the state's best in-state, I won't understand if UF doesn't get at least 1/3 of the top 10-20 kids in-state. Right now we have 3 of the top 20 Fla kids committed, the number should be 6-8.
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  10. gatorpower

    gatorpower GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Urban Meyers came to UF at a good point. Zook was a great recruiter; locked down the state and made in-roads across the country.

    He sold Florida to a lot of HS freshman and sophomores. All Meyer had to do was win to restore those relationships.

    Mullen isn't the recruiter that Urban or Zook was, but it's compounded because he's fighting uphill. Until recently, FSU was the best team in the state and Alabama got whoever they wanted. Now Clemson, whose has established relationships in the state for years, and Georgia, are taking a huge bite out of the state.

    Those are four teams Urban didn't have to really recruit against in 2005 and 2006. Recall that Tebow chose between Florida and Alabama and THERE WERE MANY PEOPLE who didn't understand why Alabama had ANY appeal at all

    Different landscape entirely in 2019.

    If Mullen can hang on 2-3 more years, the fight won't be as hard. I really suspect Saban will retire soon and FSU and Miami have mismanaged their way into mediocrity.

    We just have to stay relevant to soak in all its rewards.
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  11. MoscowGtr

    MoscowGtr All American

    Aug 17, 2011
    There is a lot of truth in there. I think the “Mullen isn’t the recruiter that Urban or Zook was...” understates a significant aspect of the problem, but it is just factor among many as you say. Another that you don’t touch on may be as simple as that UF hasn’t really been relevant for about a decade (e.g., the same coach, Mullen, would have had an easier sale had he taken over in 2010).

    Mullen is a very good coach, so the recruiting has been frustrating. I don’t know that there is reason to assume that the competition will decline—in fact, FSU and UM may hire good coaches who can bring excitement to those programs—so Mullen needs to find a way to recruit better.
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  12. gtj31

    gtj31 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    London, United Kingdom
    Miami is stuck with Diaz for at least two more years I would assume. So even if they nail the next coach (and I have zero reason to believe they will; they have never won the ACC in now 15 years), you are looking at 3-4 years of crap.
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  13. bobbybaker86

    bobbybaker86 GC Hall of Fame

    Sep 4, 2017
    It's Graham or Jonvier.

    It was obvious that Martinez was going to get processed out of LSU's class (I mean it hasn't happened yet but you get the feeling it's going to happen if they close with the class we expect them to)
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  14. bobbybaker86

    bobbybaker86 GC Hall of Fame

    Sep 4, 2017
    WR - Henderson

    WR - Heath

    DT - Lee

    DT - Smith

    A running back

    Pinder is a wildcard. I can see him coming in but it WILL create a log jam at DT if you factor in the DT class we THINK we'll bring in next year (Collins, Taylor, Thomas, and possibly Watson). I do have to remember though that we're losing a lot at DT at the end of the 2020 season so I can see why we'll load up over the next two seasons at that position.
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  15. ShadowCat

    ShadowCat Senior

    Jan 6, 2015
    The tv announcers hit an important topic during the game. FSU has not developed any of their recruits, where Mullen has history of developing 3* recruits and getting them ready to play teams like LSU and Bama. Michigan was noted as a similar program to FSU...land the recruits, but no development.

    As Mullen lands more 4* and develops them we will keep getting better and the 5* recruits will come and be developed as well. Think Clemson... Mullen will have us competing for NC's in the next couple years.
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  16. candymanfromgc

    candymanfromgc Moderator

    Apr 3, 2007
    What is interesting to me is that I went over to a UGA site and they have the #4 class and are complaining they only have 4 guys from the state of Georgia committed in this class. I'm not disagreeing that UF should be locking down the State ( to the extent it can be ) but I do think it will take time to overcome the damage left behind for CDM. I also think he and his staff have and are making inroads to bring back the brand so to speak. It was estimated UF had about 500 potential recruits in attendance for the nole game. That requires effort.
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  17. enviroGator

    enviroGator Premium Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    And those 500 kids just saw UF and the Swamp at its best. Loud and proud! What a great game experience for them to go home and talk to all their buddies about. Those same kids will have seen the empty seats at FSU and UM games.

    UF is on the rise. It is taking a little time, but we are making steady progress.
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  18. The_Graygator

    The_Graygator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 11, 2007
    It's been discussed by other recruitniks I know that recruiting connections seemed pretty solid with TOG, with a few dissenters, but there were a lot more bad feelings in the state between hs coaches and the McElwain staff. Not sure why, but that's just the way it was, and it will take time and trust to correct that. Mullen is turning the tide though.
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  19. DieAGator

    DieAGator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Ethan Pouncey is an interesting commit. What took him so long? 3 star, not so highly ranked but an incredible offer list. Has staff been trying to flip him or perhaps were he and staff waiting to see what happened with another higher ranked DB ? Is he S or CB ? Needs to add 20lbs if really 160.

    Candy we have 4 DL commits. You expect 3 more? Did Powell-Ryland get injured and is that part of why we will try to load up?

    I don’t see Dumervil and Martinez at UF together because LSU looks like a juggernaut even though we know without Burreaux they will be a different offense and already have a susceptible defense. Hope we get one of the two.

    Bama looks shaky, Saban shaken. We could get Tim Smith.

    Thinking a decommit could come from OL.

    Why we don’t already have one marquis WR committed is a mystery to me- one. I’m wondering if Mullen’s incredible success with a passing QB has altered his philosophy and eventually he’s less worried about a running QB.

    Gibbs seems like a great RB.

    Being a stars guy I had hoped we would finish with all four star players to really solidify a top class. Maybe ?
  20. antny

    antny GC Hall of Fame

    May 28, 2007
    So Georgia is getting an in home visit with Dexter this week?
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