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Florida Gators 2010 Season Recruiting

Discussion in 'The Experience' started by Basis4aDay56, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Basis4aDay56

    Basis4aDay56 Walk On

    Feb 22, 2009
    Florida Gators 2010 Season Recruiting

    The 2010 Florida Gators have a senior class of 16 players, plus they are one short of the 70-man roster limit. This will allow coach Basil Faraday to sign 17 total players this year (prior to player departures). The main thing will be to add depth this season, but picking up one or two running backs will also be a focal point. Also, there is a beast of a quarterback out there that the Gators are drooling over -- he could be the re-incarnation of Tim Tebow!

    Here are a list of the bonus recruits that show up on the Florida recruiting board:

    - 5* T: Terrence Williams
    - 4* OLB: Joseph Brown
    - 4* TE: Terrence Darby
    - 4* G: CJ Kirby
    - 4* DT: Josh Reed
    - 4* DT: Blake Martin

    Heading into off-season recruiting, the Gators have only used 11 of their 17 available scholarships. We also have two non-bonus 4* slots open, as well as being eligible for all of the off-season bonus guys. Look for Florida to make some noise when new recruits are added to the pool!

    After receiving the news that FIVE players would be leaving the Florida Gators program (four went pro, one transferred), there was a little panic in Gainesville. Florida had only signed 11 guys in-season, leaving them with 11 more to fill to get to their new 22 available scholarships. However, it all panned out as they did indeed get all 22 spots filled.

    2010 Florida Gators Recruiting Class - Hard Commits

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6 Column 7 Column 8 Column 9 Column 10 Column 11 Column 12 Column 13
    Star Name Hometown PS Rank HT WT 40 Bench Squat Awr Committed Ovr Rank
    :5stars: Brock Harrison Buffalo, NY SS #1 6'2" 195 4.46 390 380 C Week 12 #24
    :4stars: Josh Reed Roselle, IL DT #8 6'3" 269 5.00 480 620 D- Week 1 #160 [Bonus]
    :4stars: Andrew Bell Kalihi, HI HB #9 5'11" 205 4.40 354 355 D- Week 10 #42
    :4stars: C.J. Kirby Gainesville, TX G #11 6'3" 305 5.04 474 620 D- Week 12 #140 [Bonus]
    :4stars: Scott Fox Lakeside, FL WR #13 5'11" 187 4.40 240 270 D- Week 12 #187
    :4stars: Reynaldo Franklin Fair Oaks, GA T #13 6'5" 304 5.08 450 670 D Week 12 #237
    :4stars: Mike Williams Chanute, KS G #15 6'5" 358 4.94 474 585 D Week 13 #173
    :4stars: Zach Jennings Piqua, OH T #6 6'5" 275 5.02 474 655 D Week 14 #86
    :4stars: James Williams Turrant, AL QB #17 6'2" 214 4.90 259 270 D Offseason Wk 3 #232
    :4stars: James Ham Phillipsburg, NJ HB #15 6'2" 180 4.50 384 350 C Offseason Wk 5 #188
    :3stars: Macrus Poland Westfield, NJ P #5 6'2" 206 5.42 193 365 D- Week 11 #289
    :3stars: Tyler Adkins Corona, CA TE #23 6'3" 240 4.50 384 300 D- Week 11 #376
    :3stars: Geoff Bryant Bloomington, IN QB #21 6'3" 239 5.12 241 220 D- Week 14 #311
    :3stars: Johnny Sanders Van Wert, OH MLB #24 6'2" 240 4.68 390 640 D+ Offseason Wk 1 #539
    :3stars: Tyler Dixon Kendale Lakes, FL HB #40 5'9" 173 4.54 348 315 D- Offseason Wk 3 #488
    :3stars: Andy Dixon Hialeah, FL OLB #49 6'2" 222 4.60 426 610 D- Offseason Wk 3 #635
    :3stars: R.J. Williams Fern Creek, KY DE #34 6'6" 248 4.68 402 630 D- Offseason Wk 4 #731
    :3stars: Sam Thomas Pontotoc, MS SS #54 6'3" 215 4.56 354 390 D+ Offseason Wk 4 #739
    :3stars: Brian Henry Central Islip, NY DE #37 6'6" 233 4.60 348 570 D- Offseason Wk 4 #741
    :3stars: Ryan Simmons Lincoln Village, OH CB #83 6'0" 185 4.40 283 210 D- Offseason Wk 4 #783
    :3stars: Cory Spence Fort Meade, FL FS #23 6'3" 199 4.52 390 315 C Offseason Wk 5 #358
    :3stars: Robert Beck University City, MO FS #43 6'0" 214 4.52 366 370 C- Offseason Wk 5 #743

    Here is a look at how the incoming freshman class looks after being added to the Florida roster.

    - (4*) HB Bell: 83 ovr
    - (3*) OLB Dixon: 77 ovr
    - (3*) SS Thomas: 77 ovr
    - (3*) CB Simmons: 78 ovr
    - (3*) FS Beck: 77 ovr

    - (4*) G Kirby: 75 ovr
    - (4*) T Franklin: 75 ovr
    - (4*) G Williams: 76 ovr
    - (3*) DE Williams: 72 ovr
    - (3*) DE Henry: 72 ovr
  2. Basis4aDay56

    Basis4aDay56 Walk On

    Feb 22, 2009
    In the first week of the season, the Gators were able to pick up a hard commit from bonus 4* DT Josh Reed. Reed has size and strength, and looks like he could be a force in a four-man front.
  3. Basis4aDay56

    Basis4aDay56 Walk On

    Feb 22, 2009
    It has been three weeks (REAL time) since any Gators recruiting news, but that is because we have lost quite a few recruiting battles. Our Week 10 signing is one of extreme necessity. With running backs Emmanuel Moody (SR) and Jeff Demps (JR) leaving after this season (we think Demps is gone), only one solid running back will be on our roster come 2011. Andrew Bell, a 5'11" back from Hawaii has the makings to be the real deal for the Gators, and could see immediate playing time as a freshman. If Demps stays due to being injured a lot both this year and last, Bell will still likely see touches.

    B+ Attributes: Speed (4.40 40), Acceleration, Spin, Juke
    B Attribute: Elusiveness
    B- Attributes: Break Tackle, Carry
    C+ Attribute: Ball Carrier Vision

    He has all the makings of a great player for the Gators. Original chart updated!
  4. Basis4aDay56

    Basis4aDay56 Walk On

    Feb 22, 2009
    Week 11 saw two more recruits hard commit to the Gators.

    Marcus Poland is a punter with a decent leg (B- Power, C+ Accuracy). He was a need, and we were glad that we could steal him away from his home-state school Rutgers.

    Tyler Adkins is a :3stars: tight end with a lot of potential. When we saw his game film, we noticed that he was better than the :4stars: tight end that we were pursuing at the time. The only school after him was LSU. We gave him quite the recruiting blitz, and are happy to report that he has finally landed in Gainesville. Adkins is more of a receiving tight end at the moment, but shows a solid blocking footwork foundation that will hopefully translate into some better run/pass blocking skills down the road.

    Original chart updated.
  5. Basis4aDay56

    Basis4aDay56 Walk On

    Feb 22, 2009
    Weeks 12 and 13 saw the largest number of commits this season hard commit to the Florida Gators, as four high school athletes signed in week 12 and one in week 13.

    Florida's biggest signing of the year was their lone :5stars: recruit, the #1 overall strong safety Brock Harrison. He is an absolute monster, and we were fortunate enough that Notre Dame had used their :5stars: non-bonus guy already so that we could grab this one. He will be a huge part of the Gators defense for years to come, and could even see the field next season.

    The Gators also added a quick wide receiver (4.40 40-yard dash) Scott Fox. He can also catch in the open, in traffic, and make the big-time catch. He will add to an already potent wide receiving corps.

    The other three recruits were all on the offensive line. This is an area that the Gators, who rely on running the football, must be strong in to survive. To add depth of this quality is crucial!

    The chart at the top has been updated with their vitals!
  6. Basis4aDay56

    Basis4aDay56 Walk On

    Feb 22, 2009
    Week 14 saw two new signings for the Gators.

    Zach Jennings is the #6 overall tackle and a :4stars: recruit. He looks to be a very viable option at tackle down the road as he has a great blocking foundation. He will just need to expand his skill set as he matures to become a true force on the offensive line.

    Geoff Bryant is the #21 overall quarterback and a :3stars: recruit. Bryant is a pocket passer with B+ throw power and B- throw accuracy. He is being brought in to add depth at quarterback should our other stars become injured. Since he will be a career backup, we felt it would be good to bring in a lesser-known guy that has a lower probability of transferring, and someone that can throw it well in case we are plagued by injuries.

    Chart updated.

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