Analyst Q&A: Breaking Down Florida's Commits Part I
In the last week alone, in moving from #58 to #9 in the Rivals team recruiting rankings, Florida has picked up nine new commitments.
Rivals analysts share their thoughts on each of them in this two-part in-depth breakdown.
In part-one Rob Cassidy, Mike Farrell and Adam Friedman discuss Curtis Dunlap, Kyle Pitts, Dante Lang, Wardrick Wilson and Randy Russell.
The talk last year was that he needed to get in better shape. Have you seen that effort from him?
Cassidy: I haven't seen him in person this year. I'll see him Tuesday.
Farrell: I haven't seen him in person in awhile but I know even when he was not in the best shape he still showed great power and good feet. If he doesn't turn it around in high school they will whip him into shape in college.
What are the strong and weak points of his game?
Cassidy: The strong points are obvious. He's 362 pounds and has enough raw power to pull a truck. The weak points are the same as they've always been. He's a bit heavy-footed and moves like, well, a 362-pound prospect.
Farrell: That power I mentioned is his calling card, he has very strong hands, he can move people around and he is an aggressive and powerful run blocker. His feet are good for his size but if there is a downside it's that he can be beaten by quicker and more agile players who work well off contact or don't allow him to get his hands on them in the first place.
What is his ranking ceiling?
Cassidy: That depends on what he does this year. I mean, I can't see him pushing into the Rivals100 or anything, but he could find himself in the 250 should his senior season go well. Then, things could go the other way, too.
Farrell: That's impossible to say until we see how he's progressed this season as we have three full rankings cycles left.
He has blown up over the spring and summer. What do you see as his strengths and what does he need to work on?
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