Recruiting Best Posts in Thread: 2019 Recruiting Thread: Mock Class added
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Every single twit in that vine who flashed a U and talked **** about UF should have any offer withdrawn and never be contacted by the university again. If we let these punks treat the school like a ***** that’s all we’ll ever be. I don’t care who a kid is, what position he plays, or where he’s ranked, this disrespectful crap don’t fly and I don’t want to see a single one of those entitled punks in that pic representing this institution.
Pump the brakes on the podcast. It was those two knuckleheads at Gatorcountry. They make excuses for everything and the "he didn't realize the brand was so broken" must be their company line over there.
Mullen is not a retard and - regardless of what some on here think - is a solid coach. Sure, he could have done a little better for all of our liking at Miss State, but he also did a little better than I think most pundits thought he would do. He also stuck around there a lot longer than expected - most thought he'd bolt for the first "better" job offered, and he was offered several ACC jobs including NC State and UVA; he was also in on several B10 jobs (he's from that part of the country). He stuck around there and left Miss State in great shape.
If you think he doesn't talk to Urban or hasn't visited Saban and other schools for insight you're just hard headed. He literally just got back a month ago from touring Clemson's facilities (and he was just on USC's campus two weeks ago). He's made an offer to every 5-star recruit that will listen, unlike Butters, and unlike Muschamp (at least the offensive recruits). The brand is broken as hell. But I agree w/ everyone....it's an excuse. And so far, has he (Mullen) himself used it as an excuse? All I see is him recruiting his ass off, holding camps every weekend he's allowed, going to other schools camps, doing way more booster club events than anyone since Spurrier, etc. He's just not landing the big fish......yet.
He hasn't coached a single game. So I'm going to sit back and see what happens. If we find a QB we should see some serious improvement. We have enough blue-chip talent on the roster to compete w/ most of teams on our schedule. I'm optimistic, but - like most of you all - I'm also very, very concerned about recruiting.
CB Kimbrough commits to the Gators
Florida Gators Football Recruiting: CB Chester Kimbrough commits to UF
The long wait for New Orleans (La.) Warren Easton four-star cornerback Chester Kimbrough to commit is over, and on Monday, the talented defender picked the Florida Gators. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound playmaker made his first visit to Florida's campus back in April, and Kimbrough promptly named the Gators his leader after that trip. A return trip to campus at the end of July for Florida's Friday Night Lights had many wondering when a public commitment to UF would come from Kimbrough. That came this week as Kimbrough released a commitment video to the public.
Florida making Kimbrough a priority was a big reason the cornerback picked the Gators.
"It’s just the communication they have with me and my family and they try to talk with not just me, but my mom and other people in my family," Kimbrough said of Florida. "It’s just the communication with them. I really like the state of Florida and I thought their campus was a good one to be around."
Kimbrough claims a lengthy list off offers that included Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Mississippi State, Georgia, and others. It was the in-state LSU Tiger offer, which came following a June summer camp workout, that caused some worry for the Gators. However, Florida's longstanding relationship with Kimbrough a deep defensive back class at LSU were enough for the Gators to hold onto the lead and eventually land his commitment. Word started to leak at the end of March that the Gators were in great shape to land Kimbrough, even before he ever visited the campus. It was enough to get several predictions in favor of UF for Kimbrough on the 247Sports Crystal Ball back then, and the Gators held 100 percent of the predictions when he committed on Monday.
Back in March, Kimbrough also impressed at The Opening Regional in Atlanta where he earned an invite to The Opening Finals and landed top performers honors from 247Sports. The following was written about Kimbrough's performance that day:
His first two one-on-one reps of the day were a breakup and an interception and that’s pretty much the way his day went. He challenged the best receivers at the camp and was the only defender to regularly win against those guys. He’s got a loaded offer list but his recruitment is wide open currently.
The 247Sports Composite, an industry generated average, currently ranks Kimbrough as the nation’s No. 366 overall prospect and the No. 34 cornerback in the 2019 recruiting class. Kimbrough is the Florida Gators' 13th commitment in the 2019 recruiting class to date. He joins safety commit Trent Whittemore in Florida’s defensive secondary class at this time. The Gators now have commitments from Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, and Louisiana in this 2019 class. Even with the addition of Kimbrough, the Florida Gators' 2019 recruiting class still ranks No. 11 in the Southeastern Conference, but the class moved up five spots to No. 25 in the nation.
We all know that Jeff had far less than a stellar career at UF. He took the verbal abuse like a man and never caused any problems. By all accounts he is a decent young man.
As a former Gator he deserves respect. I would hope that there are others who feel as I do and is hoping that he continues to improve and realize his dreams. What a great story it would be for him to find his way to an NFL field! At this point it does not matter to me what happened in the past....just rooting hard for this kid to find success.
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