Impact on Florida Recruits?

Submitted by itself on December 26th, 2009 at 7:24 PM

What impact does Urban Meyer's resignation have on recruits? Is the University of Florida brand stronger than the Urban Meyer name?



December 26th, 2009 at 7:30 PM ^

Could affect quite a few. To name one, Florida safety Matt Elam has really been teetering on his UF commitment for a long time, his only ties really being with Meyers and his staff. However, as far as UM recruits I'd say minimal impact. For the last time, I REALLY THINK this can put to bed any DG to Florida rumors, Thank God.

Ultimate Quizmaster

December 26th, 2009 at 7:50 PM ^

If Matt Elam decommits, he might go to WVU. If I remembered, he almost decommitted from Florida after the WV visit. Then again, that was when Doc Holliday was still there.

Any chance we have a shot at Demar Dorsey?


December 26th, 2009 at 8:02 PM ^

I hear Elams also really into Georgia, but I don't know how Alec Ogletree factors into that. As far as Dorsey- ESPN has a real thing for any recruit remotely interested in UF- and their prospect rankings reflect that. Dorsey may be highly rated at ESPN, but no one else really thinks that highly of him. I'd rather get Parker, and I think we probably finish off 3 of our last 4 with Grimes, Murphy, and Parker. One guy this DOES give us a shot with, though, is Jonathan Hankins. He could very well be our 29th.

The Other Brian

December 26th, 2009 at 8:54 PM ^

Not sure what to believe re: Gholston. I know Saban and Bobby Williams are gunning for him, and I don't know where Archie's loyalties lie, but until it's actually confirmed he's visiting somewhere else, I can't see Gholston anywhere but MSU.

As for Parker, conflicting info. Insiders at both Rivals and Scout have been pumping the sunshine out lately, saying UM has pulled ahead. One of the insiders at Scout who has his finger on the pulse out west (called Jefferson and Stills to Oklahoma before it happened) has said he's still hearing Parker to USC, but then said that it's possible his sources aren't on the "inner" circle of his recruitment.

Josh at Rivals has speculated that despite the public announcement of a Signing Day commitment, things could happen at the Army Bowl. My guess is Michigan is pushing Parker to commit in San Antonio, and if it doesn't happen, then they start to move on to Rashad Knight (who has a visit scheduled for January 15, a week after the Army Bowl).