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Florida Gators Recruiting Class of 2020

Discussion in 'Gator Football' started by Escambia94, Dec 23, 2019.

  1. Escambia94

    Escambia94 Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE) Moderator

    Here is the 2020 recruiting class: https://www.gatorenvy.com/threads/florida-gators-2020-recruiting-class.19932/. Note that I never put E.J. Smith on the recruiting tracker, because he was never a viable recruit for UF no matter what the fans wanted. On that page I do track the de-commitments (7), and their ultimate destinations. I also track the targets and their destinations. This class only had two defections: WR Jeremiah Johnson (unsigned) and DE Morven Joseph (Tennessee), which shows that this class was solidified back in September for the most part. The Gators really only missed on RB and LB. They would have liked another WR, so they could try to reclaim Jeremiah Johnson or find a transfer.

    12/20/2019 #7

    1. DL Gervon Dexter 6-6 260 of Lake Wales High School. Lake Wales, Florida.4* 11.3.2018. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    2. ATH Jaquavion Fraziars 6-4 185. Dunnellon High School. Dunnellon, Florida. 4* 12.1.2018. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    3. S Rashad Torrence 6-1 195. Marietta High School. Marietta, Georgia. 4* 12.16.2018. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    4. WR Manuel Leonard 6-2 200. Vanguard High School. Ocala, Florida. 4*. 1.14.2019. Waiting for UA All-American Bowl to sign.
    5. DT Johnnie Brown 6-2 250. Middleton High School. Tampa, Florida. 4*. 2.2.2019. Commitment. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    6. QB Anthony Richardson 6-4 213 of Eastside High School. Gainesville, Florida. 3* 7.28.2018. Commitment withdrawn 2.5.2019. Re-commitment 4.5.2019. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI. Watch for him on QB1.
    7. CB Avery Helm 6-2 170 of Marshall High School, Missouri City, Texas. 4*. 4.7.2019. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    8. TE Jonathan Odom 6-5 250 of Jesuit High School, Tampa, Florida. 3*. 5.18.2009. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    9. OG Jovens Janvier 6-3 350 of Miami Christian School, Miami, Florida. 4*. 6.7.2019.
    10. OT Gerald Mincey 6-5 325 of Cardinal Gibbons High School, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 3*. 6.9.2019. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    11. DT Lamar Goods 6-4 290 of St Thomas Moore High School, Oakdale, Connecticut. 4*. 6.21.2019. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    12. DB Tre'Vez Johnson 5-11 185 of Bartram High School, Jacksonville, Florida. 3*. 6.22.2019. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    13. OLB Derek Wingo 6-2 210 of St. Thomas Aquinas, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 4*. 6.22.2019. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    14. CB Fenley Graham 5-9 171 of Lakeland High School, Lakeland, Florida. 3*. 6.24.2019. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    15. WDE Antwaun Powell 6-3 235 of I.C. Norcrom, Portsmouth, Virginia. 4*. 6.26.2019. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    16. OL Richard Leonard 6-2 320 of Cocoa High School, Cocoa, Florida., 3*. 7.6.2019. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    17. CB Jahari Rodgers 6-0 170 of Arlington High School, Arlington, Texas. 4*. 7.15.2019. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    18. P Jeremy Crawshaw 6-3 190 of ProKick Australia High School, Emu Plains, New South Wales, Australia. 9.23.2019. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    19. OT Isaiah Walker, Jr. 6-4 309 of Norland High School, Miamia, Florida. 48. 10.5.2019. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    20. ATH Marc Britt 6-2 190 of Miami Christian High School, Winter Park, Florida. 4*. 12.1.2019. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    21. CB Ethan Pouncey 6-1 160 of Winter Park High School, Winter Park, Florida. 4*. 12.1.2019. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    22. DT Jalen Lee 6-3 294 of Live Oak, High School, Watson, Louisiana. 4*. 12.5.2019. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    23. OT Joshua Braun 6-6 335 of Suwannee High School, Live Oak, Florida. 4*. 12.19.2019. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    24. DB Mordecai McDaniel 6-1 195 of St. John's College High School, Washington, D.C. 4*. 12.13.2019. 12.20.2019. Signed Early LOI.
    25. WR Xzavier Henderson 6-3.5 180 of Columbus HS, Miami, FL. 4* 1.4.2020. UA All American Game. Signed LOI on NSD.
    26. SDE Princely Umanmielen 6-4 234 Manor HS, Manor, TX. 4-star. Signed LOI on NSD.
    Transfers:
    • WR Jordan Pouncey 6-2 205 of University of Texas by way of Winter Park High School, Winter Park, Florida. Former 3*. TR-JR. 12.20.2019.
    • RB Lorenzo Lingard 6-0 190 of University of Miami by way of University High School, Orange City, Florida. Former 5*. TR-SO. 1.4.2020.
    • OLB Brenton Cox 6-4 245 of University of Georgia by way of Stockbridge High School, Stockbridge, Georgia. Former 5*. TR-SO. 8.12.2019.
    • WDE/ OLB Noah Keeter 6-5 224 of UCLA by way of Bucholz High School, Gainesville, Florida. Former 3*. TR-SO.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2020
  2. Escambia94

    Escambia94 Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE) Moderator

    With WR Xzavier Henderson's commitment, the Florida Gators have the #7 class in the nation, up one spot from #8. Even if the Gators add another 5*, they cannot climb any higher than #6--about 280.8 points. It would take the addition of 3 5* athletes in order to surpass Ohio State at #4, or 2 5* athletes to surpass LSU at #5.
    1. Clemson 23 commits 311.90 points 6 5* 11 4*
    2. Alabama 26 Commits 310.39 points 3 5* 19 4*
    3. Georgia 20 commits 301.64 points 3 5* 14 4*
    4. Ohio State 25 commits 295.21 points 2 5* 14 4*
    5. LSU 22 commits 294.01 points 2 5* 14 4*
    6. Texas A&M 23 commits 280.22 points 1 5* 13 4*
    7. Florida 25 commits 271.64 points 0 5* 17 4*
    8. Auburn 24 commits 270.97 points 1 5* 13 4*
    9. Oklahoma 23 commits 260.31 points 0 5* 15 4*
    10. Texas 17 commits 259.27 points 1 5* 12 4*
    11. Michigan 27 commits 258.31 points 0 5* 14 4*
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2020
  3. Leakfan12

    Leakfan12 VIP Member

    Can't wait to see Anthony Richardson on the show (and probably a good chance on the field because players can some a few games before deciding on a redshirt or not).
     
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  4. Escambia94

    Escambia94 Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE) Moderator

    I just added 3* WDE/ OLB Noah Keeter, who is transferring from UCLA by way of Bucholz High School, Gainesville, Florida. He will be giving up his scholarship at UCLA to be a preferred walk-on with his hometown Gators. By rule, he cannot get back on scholarship this year.
     
  5. Escambia94

    Escambia94 Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE) Moderator

    The Gators can add two more "counters" to this class.

    Remaining targets:
    • S Avantae Williams 4* (Florida, Ole Miss, Miami, or Oregon)
    • RB Ashaad Clayton 4* (Colorado or LSU)
    • RB Henry Parrish 4* (Florida, Miami, or South Carolina)
    • DE Princely Umanmielen 4* (Baylor, Oklahoma, Auburn, or Florida)
    • ATH Demarcus Beckwidth 3* (Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky)
    • OC Sedrick Van Pran 4* (Georgia, Alabama, Florida)
    Remaining targets in the transfer portal:
    • WR Justin Shorter, Penn State
    • OG Terrance Davis, Maryland
    • DE Quincy Roche, Temple
    • RB Zachary Evans, Texas
    Remaining targets working through visa issues:
    • OL Wardrick Wilson (Bahamas)
    My guess is that Florida gets Justin Shorter and Wardrick Wilson to close out this class.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2020
  6. Escambia94

    Escambia94 Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE) Moderator

    The Gators replace 4-star S Avantae Williams with 4-star SDE Princely Umanmielen. Williams is the only player that the Gators really missed out on, but in defense of the Gator recruiting staff, the Gators need defensive linemen more than they need safeties. 4-star WR (and brother to CJ Henderson) Xzavier Henderson appears to have overcome his academic qualification issues and signed with Florida as expected.

    The only remaining player is 2019 4-star recruit, Wardrick Wilson, who is still struggling with visa issues in the Bahamas.

    The Gators at #8 in the major recruiting services, #6 in the SEC, #1 in the state.
    1. Georgia 313.34
    2. Alabama 310.44
    3. Clemson 309.73
    4. LSU 300.54
    5. Ohio State 295.08
    6. aTm 289.49
    7. Auburn 274.60
    8. Florida 274.36
    9. Texas 270.93
    10. Tennessee 261.50
    11. Oklahoma
    12. Oregon
    13. scUM
    14. Michigan
    15. Penn State
    16. Washington
    17. Notre Dame
    18. South Carolina
    19. North Carolina
    20. Nebraska
    21. Stanford
    22. FSU
    23. Kentucky
    24. Arizona State
    25. Wisconsin
    The Gators finished with a recruiting ranking of 274.36, which was less than a point behind behind Auburn. The Gators would have needed to sign Sedrick Van Pran, Avantae Williams, and Demarkcus Bowman (using actual uncommitted targets) in order to be ranked behind Ohio State (295.08). The Gators would have needed Zachary Evans in order to be ranked behind Clemson (309.73).

    Hypothetically, the Gators have an adjusted ranking of #5 (approximately 296.19) using transfers Brenton Cox, Lorenzo Lingard, and Justin Shorter. Normally it is a knock against a coach when they rely on the transfer portal, but Dan Mullen had 10 years of experience at Mississippi using transfers, and this was before the advent of the transfer portal. Mullen is unique in his ability to bring in a mix of 3-star and 4-star/ 5-star athletes via transfer. None of the other top-10 programs other than Alabama and Ohio State are getting blue chip athletes through the transfer portal.
     

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