Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE)
I knew the Gators were not getting Sorrey. The Gators have never snagged a recruit from IMG Academy. That was not a disappointment at all. Every class gets a tease from an IMG 5-star. What Mullen has done is grab players from the major high school pipelines that Michigan, Alabama, Ohio State and Georgia have been raiding since Urban Meyer left. That is a good thing. Where Mullen still falls short is in grabbing the 5-star athletes from those powerhouses.Losing Sorrey was probably the biggest, most disappointing “miss” far as I’m concerned: We have playmakers galore here and/or on-their-WAY, especially at QB (Kitna, for eg, is rumored WAY under-rated at “3-stars”—mostly a function of playing in “the wilderness” of less-well-regarded competition “out in the Texas NW panhandle and plains”, he has nonetheless gained a kind of hard-charging notoriety for his supposed prodigious talent throwing, running and thinking, improvising while he does it ON THE RUN—Son of a player and Coach, he’s exactly the kind of QB that our Head Coach has himself gained a reputation for raising up and making great leading a high-flying offense—so we need freakish OLs to run, think and PERFORM WITH HIM...Sorrey looks like one of THOSE rare “blindside standouts”, so that may be the one undoubted “whiff”, difficult to fill.
You nicely minimize the reasons why the rest is much less worrisome: For example, I personally have VERY little concern, regret or indeed understanding, desire or sympathy for anyone who could commit to UF, then de commit and join MIAMI, of all programs, after one late-in-the-process weekend partying with the corruptible, partying loudmouths in Coral Gables...I know the type—knew them WELL in my day, and BELIEVE ME: You are either one, or the other.
Ever seen his highlight reel? I know, I know...but it IS an eye-opener, in its own right—and when you consider what “everyone” figured Mullen would eventually be looking for to build “his kind of offense” around, well, this was an easy “mutual marriage” to arrange.Kitna committed to Florida largely because of Dak Prescott. Jon Kitna was a QB coach for Prescott while he was with the Dallas Cowboys. Dak spoke with the Kitnas and had nothing but positive reviews for Dan Mullen. Kitna might be like others sons of NFL coaches Luke Del Rio, Brian Scottenheimer and Skyler Mornhinweg and is here to learn the game from a good coach.