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WELCOME TO THE BABY GATOR REPORT 2011
THE WEEK 7 BABY GATOR REPORT
Meyer's departure sends shock waves around Gator Nation. Head Coach Urban Meyer stepped down yesterday. Today, a replacement has been named. Brian Brianton will take over the helm not only in the war on turf but in the recruiting battle as well.
Let's take a look at the key players Meyer inked before his departure:
Jamie Bailey – Okeechobee, FL 6'0 231 Top Schools: FL, MIA, GA
MLB (Balanced) Rankings: #1 MLB - #12 OVR - #1 FL
The best player in arguably the best football state in the country, and the nation's top rated overall player at his position, balanced says it all. Bailey is solid in every category and is the kind of talent who has what it takes to be the leader of his defense.
Darius Harison – Guntersville, AL 6'0 274 Top Schools: FL, AL, MIA
C (Balanced) Rankings: #1 C - #33 OVR - #2 AL
Also the top rated player at his position, and a balanced prospect, Alabama native Harison is what you might expect, a solid run and pass blocker with good footwork.
Dan Walton – Zachary, LA - 6'3 256 Top Schools: FL, ND, LSU
FB (Blocking) Rankings: #1 FB - #1084 OVR – #43 LA
Don't let the 3 Stars fool you. Walton, the #1 FB in the country is a key addition to this Gator class. The Gators are essentially one deep at FB with TJ Pridemore carrying the load solo. The Louisiana stud gives the Gators depth at the position and also projects to take over the top spot next season.
Meyer left the Gators in good shape. But, Coach Brianton, not to be out done, got right on the ball, or phone and immediately secured a commitment from a defensive centerpiece.
Bubba Coleman – Waco, TX 6'2 273 Top Schools: FL, TEX, OK
DT (Balanced) Rankings: #5 DT - #41 OVR - #2 TX
Never settle for second, unless it's the second best recruit in the state of Texas who happens to have an Awesome football name. Brian slipped into Big 12 country and brought Big Bubba back to the swamp.
THE WEEK 8 BABY GATOR REPORT
After making a splash last week, coach Brianton picked up right where he left off, at the Defensive Tackle position signing NY's #1 overall prospect and stealing a soft commit away from rival LSU.
Kyle Cohen – Johnson City, NY 6'1 272 Top Schools: FL, ND, USC
DT (Balanced) Rankings: #3 DT - #20 OVR - #1 NY
Cohen, another top 3 defensive tackle and another 5 star recruit, possesses super human strength and tremendous block shedding and tackling ability. He and Coleman, 2 of the top 5 defensive tackles in this year's class should shine in Gainesville shortly.
Doug Madison – Canton, MS 6'3 244 Top Schools: FL, LSU, BAMA
QB (Balanced) Rankings: #2 QB - #14 OVR - #1 MS
Gumbo isn't the only thing Florida stole from the delta. With a little snake oil, the Gators signed Doug Madison the #2 QB in this year's class and #1 player from the State of MS. This time last week, he was a Soft Commit to rival LSU but not so fast my friend. At 6'3 244, Madison of Canton, Mississippi is a QB in the Ben Rothlesburger mold who should run the show at the end of the Trey Burton era.
The Baby Gator Report will be back next week to see just how many guys jump on board after taking their officials for the Vanderbilt game.
THE WEEK 9 BABY GATOR REPORT
After their big win against Vandy last week the Gators got 3 big commitments from visitors on both sides of the ball including some heavy hitters. Having secured the future of the Florida defensive line, Coach Brianton locked in on the secondary. But let's start on offense.
Tim Campbell - La Place, LA 6'2 198 Top Schools: FL, LSU, Bama
WR (Balanced) Rankings: #14 WR, #110 OVR, #7 FL
Balanced. That word is a perfect descriptor for Tim Campbell. He has serviceable speed, decent size, good hands, and runs nice routes. A Louisiana kid, he is part of a class that may inflame the Gators rivalry with LSU as Florida is redrawing the lines in the recruiting battle. Campbell projects well to Split End.
Sean McCoy - Marathon, FL 6'2 199 Top Schools: FL, MIA, MICH
SS (Hard Hitter) Rankings: #9 SS, #132 OVR, #6 FL
Lookout LaRon Landry. The first of three secondary signings this week, Sean McCoy, is a hard hitting safety with good hands who should be able to take a few the other way when he's not busy blowing somebody up.
Jordin Robinson - Oak Ridge, FL 5'10 173 Top Schools: FL, USC, Miami
CB (Balanced) Rankings: #6 CB, #143 OVR, #7 FL
What Campbell is on offense, Robinson is on defense. Good speed, play recognition and the ability to play well in either zone or man defensive schemes, Robinson is a rock this Gator defense can lean on to shut down opposing receivers.
Aside from those three prospects, despite their loss to South Carolina, the Gators also got an instant commitment from #6 FS Bill Roberts of Evergreen Alabama, who said he felt he could have stopped that final scoring drive if he was out there on the field.
Bill Roberts - Evergreen, AL 6'3 190 Top Schools: FL, TENN, BAMA
FS - (Hard Hitter) Rankings: #6 FS, #145 OVR, #3 AL
The future Batman to McCoy's Robin, Roberts is another hard hitting safety. The young Alabaman Roberts showed this year in high school ball that he belongs in the top 150 with outstanding speed for his position and a nasty streak when laying the lumber. That combination of talents will make him a big threat to come up and defend the run, or zip over to separate a receiver from the football.
While Brianton may not have had much success on the field thus far the likable coach is showing his skills as a recruiting guru as this latest week's signings push the Gators into the mix as the #3 recruiting class in the country. Coach Brianton is hard at work constructing pipelines for that snake oil all along the gulf coast, from Florida, into Alabama (where he signed two of the state's top 5 recruits), across Mississipi where he came away with the state's best player, and into Louisiana where 2 of the top 5 recruits in the state and the #1 FB in the country hopped on board. Heck, Bubba's on board, might as well hop on Interstate 10 and run this line all the way to Texas.
And, The Gators class has the chance to get even better with 4 scholarships left, and 4 players left on their board. Assuming they only land 1 or 2 they should be in on some big off season signage as well.
WEEK 10 BABY GATOR SCOUTING REPORT
Hide yo wife hide yo kids hide yo husband cause Pat Stanley's blockin everybody out here! Last week the Gators got 4 top signees. With just one game to go before Bowl season, they got another big, and I mean big signee. 6'6 281 lb Pat Stanley from Miami. In his weekly presser, coach Brianton indicated that recruiting has been shut down for the rest of the 2011 campaign and the Gators will take 3 scholarships into the off-season. Let's take a look at the new kid.
PAT STANLEY - Miami Lakes, FL 6'6 281 Top Schools: FL, OK, MIA
T (Balanced) Rankings: #6 T, #?? OVR, #? FL
Stanley, as mentioned is a large fellow. He's also strong. He has the power to pancake defenders and is a wall on the line. As one would expect for a top 10 tackle and an ESPN Top 150 recruit, Stanley is highly rated in all the pertinent categories, but he's particularly strong in the passing game. As with most every position Florida's depth chart is stacked to the gills with high rated young players, so it may be several years before he sees significant playing time. But when he does, he'll be a good one.
If you have any visiting this week, expect them to lose interest. GO NOLES!
WEEK 11 BABY GATOR SCOUTING REPORTAs the new week opens the Gators' recent signings have propelled them to the #2 spot on the list of top classes in the BCS. This makes them the #1 recruited User Team.
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