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Quick Hitter: Florida Gators Recruiting

Florida Gator legacy Marcell Harris, son of former Gator linebacker Mike “Mud” Harris is set to announce his college destination on Friday.  While certainly not set in stone, he is expected by most analysts to choose the Gators.  His finalists are Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida State but most feel it’s a UF-Texas battle for his services.

Ebenezer Ogundeko, a 6’3″ 240 lb outside linebacker from Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, NY, has finally settled on an official visit date as he’s expected in the Swamp this Saturday for the Senior Day game against Jackson State.  Many analysts consider him to be a Gator lean, but that may be a stretch as this point. He came down for an unofficial over the summer and didn’t seem overly impressed.  We’ll wait and see what the game-day atmosphere does for him before we attempt to pencil him in this class.  The main players for his services besides the Gators are Arizona State, Ole Miss, and Syracuse.

Muschamp and offensive line coach Tim Davis took a quick trip to see mammoth offensive tackle Trenton Brown play for his junior college team on Sunday.  Brown, 6’7″ 340 lbs, is still expected to choose a school at the end of this month as he plans to graduate in December and enroll at his new school in January.  Many consider him to be a Gator lean after decomitting from Georgia a month ago.

Two receivers the Gators have been recruiting, Marquez North and Demarcus Robinson have all but crossed Florida off their list.  North, 6’3″ 210, from Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte, NC the same school as freshman DJ Humphries has named North Carolina and Tennessee as his co-leaders.  Robinson, 6’2″ 195, from Peach County High School in Fort Valley, Georgia has been committed to Clemson for a while and recently reaffirmed that commitment and announced he has shut down his recruitment.  With four receivers currently committed, it’s doubtful the Gators go after anyone else, although they will probably continue to recruit these two as Florida is in desperate need of playmakers at wideout.

At tight end, the Gators are still continuing to recruit Crimson Tide commits Josh McNeil and O.J. Small. McNeil tweeted,

“Talked to coach muschump (sic) last-night he’s a nice guy.”

Both are expected to room together at Alabama and, after taking the top two TE’s last season, neither is expected to flip to Florida.

 

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