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  • 5-star S Xavier Filsaime commits to Florida

    247 Sports "The Florida Gators have been building some momentum on the recruiting front this spring. They landed one of the biggest recruits so far to date on Thursday following their Orange and Blue spring game when McKinney (TX) five-star safety Xavier Filsaime pulled the trigger and committed..." April 14

  • Urban Meyer reflects on ‘maniacal’ pursuit of talent at Florida, Ohio State

    The Athletic "Urban Meyer won 85 percent of his games in stops at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State. The secret to his success? Having better players than his opponents. Recruiting was always an obsession for Meyer, who clearly understood that he could win a lot of games with good..." March 01

  • Florida hires Alabama’s Austin Armstrong as DC

    Sportsnaut "Florida moved quickly Wednesday to hire Austin Armstrong as its defensive coordinator following the departure of Patrick Toney to the Arizona Cardinals, On3 reported. The past month has been a whirlwind for Armstrong, who accepted the job at inside linebackers coach at Alabama last..." February 22

  • Why 5-star QB DJ Lagway is the perfect recruit at the perfect time for Florida

    The Athletic "There was a particular turning point in DJ Lagway’s recruitment. It came when the five-star quarterback from Willis, Texas, was attending Florida’s home game against Kentucky on Sept. 10. He and his father, Derek, were on the field pregame when they started to hear..." February 07

  • ASU lands 4-star QB Jaden Rashada, a former Florida commit

    Arizona Sports "Arizona State and first-year head coach Kenny Dillingham on Wednesday earned a commitment from four-star quarterback Jaden Rashada, a former Florida Gators commitment. He is the first big-fish get for Dillingham, who attempted to recruit Rashada to Florida State and then last year..." February 01

  • Ex-UF QB Recruit Marcus Stokes Lands HBCU Scholarship Offer After N-Word Controversy

    TMZ "Former Univ. of Florida quarterback recruit Marcus Stokes, who lost his Gators scholarship after rapping the n-word on video, has now landed a new scholarship offer -- this time from an HBCU. Stokes revealed on Tuesday that Albany State Univ. -- a Historically Black College and..." January 25

  • Jaden Rashada best fits: New schools for QB after Florida release

    ESPN "Quarterback Jaden Rashada is the highest-ranked uncommitted prospect in the 2023 class now that Florida has released him from his national letter of intent. Rashad, the No. 27 recruit overall, signed with the Gators in the December signing period. A name, image and..." January 20

  • A $13-million NIL deal gone wrong, a top QB recruit and what happens next

    ESPN "Quarterback Jaden Rashada has been the talk of the recruiting world because of the scenario that has played out between him and Florida. Rashada, the No. 27 recruit in the 2023 class, signed with Florida in December but asked for a release from his national..." January 20

  • Florida Gators release QB recruit Jaden Rashada from letter of intent

    On3 "Pittsburg (Calif.) four-star quarterback Jaden Rashada has been completely released from his National Letter of Intent with the University of Florida. Rashada verbally requested to be released from his NLI last week. He officially filed the paperwork for the..." January 20

  • Jaden Rashada files for release from Gators after $13 million NIL deal fell through

    Clutch Points "Florida football commit Jaden Rashada filed for his release from the Gators after he signed his letter of intent on Dec. 21, according to multiple sources. The four-star quarterback also saw a $13 million name, image and likeness deal (NIL) fall through just last..." January 18

  • Father of 5-star QB Jaden Rashada disputes report of request out of NLI

    247 Sports "There has been much uncertainly around the status of Pittsburg (CA) five-star quarterback Jaden Rashada and the Florida Gators. He signed with the team last month during the Early Signing Period. On Wednesday evening, there was a report stating that Rashada had requested out of his..." January 11

  • 5-Star CB Desmond Ricks Commits to Alabama Over Florida, LSU

    Bleacher Report "And the rich get richer. The Alabama Crimson Tide, who already have the No. 1 class in the country for 2023, added a top-ranked cornerback to their group Thursday. Hayes Fawcett of On3 Sports reported Desmond Ricks chose Alabama over LSU and Florida in a battle..." December 22

  • Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz To Transfer to Florida

    SI "All Gators can confirm that rising fifth-year senior quarterback Graham Mertz intends to transfer from Wisconsin to Florida.  Mertz's imminent transfer to Florida was first reported by G. Allan Taylor of The Athletic. Having redshirted..." December 21

  • 5-Star QB DJ Lagway Commits to Florida Over USC, Clemson, Texas A&M, Baylor

    Bleacher Report "DJ Lagway, a 5-star quarterback, announced his intention to attend the University of Florida on Wednesday, choosing the Gators over USC, Clemson, Texas A&M and Baylor. "I feel they're going to build something special and I definitely want to be part of it," Lagway..." December 07