What a week for Florida football. The Bulldogs and the Gators will square off in what is sure to be a great game that has playoff implications.
The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party between Florida football and Georgia has always has been a big game and the root of that is in recruitment.
Top programs around the country spend a great deal of time on recruitment as it is the seeds of your program.
This is when you add to the depth of your team and you fill holes with the best talent out there. Each week there is a game it provides you with the opportunity for a prospect to see the team in action.
For them to feel the culture of the school. For the Gators filling a need on the defensive line is a must and these two guys will fit just right.
Gervon Dexter, DT
As I have stated before, the defensive line for Florida football is a special thing. We have always been known for having a great D line and in fact, it has helped in recruiting.
So to be able to play on this line means a bit more, to scouts, to players. Gervon is going to be able to come onto this team and continue this dominance.
Dexter is a defensive tackle from Lake Whales, Florida. About 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds, he has the size and the strength to hold down the middle.
He has the natural ability to move laterally on the line and very quickly.
I do not believe I have seen him taken back. He holds up the lineman and waits on the runner to commit, then throws off the offensive guy to make the tackle.
Or he can shed the lineman right off to get penetration into the backfield. He has great technique and can be an added plus to a line that has had a bit of trouble with the run.
It is great as well when you get a recruit that wants to be a part of your program the way Dexter does. He loves the Gators and we will love having him here as well.
Jackson is a six-foot-two 250-pound defensive end from Northwest Mississippi Community College.
He has the size, the speed and the agility to be a great pass rusher for Florida football. His time playing JuCo ball has done him well as he looks as polished as I have seen a guy coming into major college ball.
It is true that he has committed to the University of Colorado but it is one of those really soft commits.
More of a ‘they came to the table with an offer when others did not.’ Then along came the Gators. He came on campus on Nov. 30 and it seems nothing beats Gainsville.
Jackson said this about Florida football:
“Florida has been my dream school because of their culture,” Jackson said of his interest in Florida. “It would be something big for me to get an offer. Growing up I’ve always wanted big things in my life and that was to be able to play football for Florida so I would consider them.”
Colorado is great but there is nothing like the Swamp. I believe Florida football will give him an offer, and if I had to bet, he will de-commit from CU and take the Gators offer.
The type of end that plays the run well and all the skills to be a great pass rusher would help boost a line that will need the help soon.
Once again the future is bright at Florida University and we will be in good hands.
No. 6 Florida football plays No. 8 Georgia at 3: 30 p.m. Saturday, Nov 2.