Gator Country’s popular Florida Gators recruiting mailbag has returned to the weekly place on Thursday’s once we answer your recruiting questions.
The Gators recruiting class is off and away to an excellent begin in 2017 and appear to become setting theirselves up for an additional top quality.
Now people had lots of questions about the status from the Type of 2017 so we answer the questions you have here.
Remember to obtain your questions in on Tuesday for that Florida Gators recruiting mailbag every week.
Vindibudd: How shall we be doing getting this Offensive Line recruiting dumpster fire resolved? Shall we be searching good? Shall we be obtaining the right guys interested? I do not normally follow recruiting but it’s very hard to wrap my mind around how Muschamp might have overlooked this totally critical area.
AS: Florida continues to be working very hard on Michigan commit Kai-Leon Herbert, Alabama commit Alex Leatherwood and Miami commit Navaughn Donaldson. All individuals mankind has curiosity about the Gators.
Ol2ange: What exactly are your ideas around the overall recruiting abilities of Mac and staff? I understand you have mentioned that UF is behind other schools because of Mac not getting relationships using these kids, but it’s a little frustrating like a fan to determine other schools who also provide new coaches fare better than us. Now, clearly we as fans trust Mac and the evaluations (and to date, it appears as though Mac & co can coach them up), but losing top FL kids hurts.
AS: Mac and the staff are great recruiters, however they were behind on these kids due to getting into late. Tim Skipper, Kerry Dixon, Torrian Grey and Chris Rumph are well considered around the recruiting trail. The Gators just have a problem with offensive linemen at this time.
Ol2ange: What exactly are your ideas around the Adarius Lemons situation? What is your opinion happens by using it (Does UF get a new running, do you consider Lemons continues to be within the class, etc)?
AS: Florida continues to be monitoring the problem and i believe they is constantly evaluate everything. It’s certainly something to watch.
Jgrow: Do you consider these visitors will pop a few days ago?
AS: It’s difficult to say however i would refuse at this time because the majority of the big names are waiting to determine. Someone can invariably change their mind though so that you can never say never. The greatest real question is what prospects really appear now.
Dfalco2: AS what’s the receiver board searching like? With Donovan Peoples-Johnson coming now does that hurt us? I do not think he returns following this trip. Is that this only a nice gesture on his part? I simply feel he’s all Michigan. We actually need him however the product in the game isn’t helping. With this being stated how’s the offensive recruiting overall going? Shall we be losing steam because of the insufficient offense we’re showing?
AS: It’s a Florida/Michigan fight for Peoples-Johnson however the early visit isn’t ideal. The Gators will attempt to reunite with him on campus again to assist things. After Peoples-Johnson, the Gators want Henry Ruggs and Alabama commit Jerry Jeudy.
Juggernautz: Any new news on Kadeem Telfort?
AS: Telfort continues to be speaking to Florida every day and saying the best things but Miami is a huge threat. That one goes lower towards the wire from what I’ve heard but his exposure to Randy Shannon can help the Gators.
Juggernautz: Would you see us getting JUCO commits within this class?
AS: I believe Florida will receive a JUCO offensive lineman within this class but I’m simply not sure who that’ll be.
Juggernautz: Will we have to obtain a PK these kinds?
AS: No, I do not think so. Most likely acquire one in 2017.
Jacobrenda: Chance C.J. Henderson commits a few days ago?
AS: I believe it’s very possible however the factor is does Henderson reach visit using the weather being enjoy it is appropriate now.
Rajingator: How can you react to rumblings our camps are disorganized and our staff hasn’t done perfectly connecting with HS coaches?
AS: That’s crazy, coaches enjoy this staff and they’ve glued very well using the Gators staff. Individuals will start rumors constantly however this is a is simply bad.
Biznazn69: How’s our linebacker recruiting? We appear dangerously thin following this year as from 2014-2016 we simply employed 4 linebackers. Do there exists a chance with every other better rated recruits?
AS: Florida has two committed and therefore are recruiting Rahyme Manley, Levi Johnson, K.J. Britt and Anthony Hines still. The Gators want a couple of more within this class. David Reese and Kylan Manley did well, plus Vosean Frederick and Jeremiah Moon do well.
Biznazn69:What’s Greg Nord’s recruiting area and just what recruits has he arrived for all of us previously and targeting presently?
AS: He recruits Gainesville and north to Jacksonville. He was the main recruiter for Freddie Swain and Felipe Franks. Mac and recruiting coordinator Came Hughes seemed to be very heavily involved with recruiting individuals guys.
Ufsports24_7: AS, what goes on to the big recruiting weekend if hurricane causes us to be move game, big need to worry!?!?
Twondiddy: Whats your undertake the ’18 kid from Calabasas that named us his leader?
AS: Brendan Radley-Hiles is really a top defensive back for 2018 and i believe the Gators possess a legit shot at him. He’ll be around for that Sc game.
Hogtown: Would you obtain the impression that Mac will stick someone apart from Mike Summers or Greg Nord on Leatherwood? He’s an essential recruit and we have to put our ace on him.
AS: Coach Mac has got the entire staff recruiting Leatherwood including themself. Mac knows how important Leatherwood is and that he leaves nothing unturned on him.
Ufgatordad: The ’17 DB class is intriguing in my experience. On a single hands, we’ve got some solid prospects already committed and therefore are in contention for C.J. Henderson and more top safeties. However, we’re also looking for a few elite guys that come in and play from first day, which we appear to become short on. What’s your take? If Henderson were the only real other CB put into the category, and Stewart and Hunter came on as safeties, would you see us in big trouble at CB for the coming year, or could the 4 (Blades, Davis, Wilson, Henderson) are available in and begin from first day?
AS: I believe Marco Wilson and Shawn Davis could play from the first day. Elijah Blades provides extensive talent too however i think he must be more polished. There’s without doubt that Florida must get another elite guy though. Hunter and Stewart will be a great safety class though.
Ufgatordad: Call me crazy, but I’ve had this sneaky suspicion about Alex Leatherwood yesteryear couple days! What most see as him trolling us, I believe he’s subtlety just maintaining your relationship alive individually distinct so they won’t spook Bama, however i genuinely believe he’s far more curiosity about us he then lets on! Is the fact that just unrealistic on my small part?
AS: I’ve told people who I’ve that very same feeling because Leatherwood has always spoken highly of Florida. Alabama really got on him as he visited early in the year and so i think your feeling has some truth into it.
Gators1120001: It’s been noted that Alex Leatherwood has expressed his liking of Coach Mike Summers coaching style. So how exactly does this effect his recruitment if coach Summers isn’t retained. Performs this effect every other OLINE recruits responsible? Appears Mac takes an individual role within this recruitment in excess of one good reason. Thanks Andrew!!
AS: Leatherwood would want so that you can develop a exposure to the brand new offensive line coach without a doubt but there might not be here we are at that while he enrolls in The month of january. Ultimately Leatherwood will choose Florida or otherwise due to McElwain and Doug Nussmeier.
Ufsports24_7: Who’re we more prone to switch, Rob Wade or Alex Leatherwood?
AS: Tough to select from individuals two since i think Florida is attempting difficult on both. Wade has visited this fall and i believe the Gators have put themselves during the mix for him. With Leatherwood, the Gators still need get him on campus before they are able to genuinely have any true sense on if he’s really interested or otherwise.
Ufsports24_7: This thought just sprang into my mind, since we will be so youthful on defense the coming year, why isn’t employees pursuing more juco guys? I understand we’ve Javier Edwards committed, however i wouldn’t mind obtaining a linebacker that may play immediately too.
AS: Florida seamless comfort on its youthful guys on defense and so i don’t discover their whereabouts ongoing after any longer JUCO guys. Kylan Manley and David Reese have become playing time this season which will assist them. The only real position that’s a huge problem is cornerback because outdoors of Chauncey Gardner you’ve some concerns.