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Recruiting Wire: Florida picks up in-state 2019 commitment

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 3:27 p.m.        

GATORS PICK UP 2019 COMMIT

On Sunday afternoon Florida picked up a commitment from a prospect located close to home when Gainesville (Fla.) Buchholz 2019 defensive back Trent Whittmore pledged to the Gators.

ALLEY: Talk about the newest Florida commit

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 12:31 p.m.          

IN-STATE BACK HAS TOP SEVEN

Melbourne (Fla.) Central Catholic running back Lavonte Valentine has released his top seven schools.

ALLEY: Discuss the list and Florida's chances with the Gator Nation

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Saturday, May 27, 2017 11:12 a.m.   

FIVE-STAR RELEASES FINALISTS

Harrisburg (Pa.) five-star defensive end Micah Parsons has released his top nine via Twitter - with Florida included in his finalists.

ALLEY: Discuss Parsons and the Gators chances with Florida fans

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:55 p.m.      

DEFENSIVE BACK DECOMMITS

Miami (Fla.) Northwestern cornerback Rachad Wildgoose, who has received offers from Florida and Georgia over the past 10 days, has decommitted from Rutgers.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 3:42 p.m.     

2018 OFFER EXTENDED

On Thursday Florida extended an offer to 2018 Bradenton (Fla.) Branden River defensive end Taylor Upshaw. the 6-foot-5, 240-pounder has received quite a few offers this spring including ones from Clemson, Tennessee and others.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 1:42 p.m.     

FOUR-STAR OFFENSIVE LINEMAN HAS TOP 10

Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips Rivals250 offensive tackle John Campbell has narrowed his list to a top 10 - which includes Florida.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:15 p.m.      

2020 DEFENSIVE END OFFERED

Florida sent out another big offer this week, when on Wednesday afternoon the Gators offered Marietta (Ga.) 2020 defensive end B.J. Ojulari - who was offered by Georgia earlier this week.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 1:26 p.m.    

FOUR-STAR RELEASES TOP 16

Houston (Tx.) Westfield Rivals250 defensive tackle Keondre Coburn released his top 16 on Tuesday. Yes, Florida is among his finalists.

This is the same high school where Florida landed four-star wide out Tyrie Cleveland.

ALLEY: Discuss the Gators being on the list with other Florida fans

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 1:19 p.m.      

TWO MORE 2018 FLORIDA OFFERS

* Chad Simmons reports that Florida has offered Athens (Ga.) Christian School athlete Richard Jibunor.

* Florida has extended yet another offer at Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Dillard High School. This one to cornerback Stanley Garner.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:28 p.m.    

FLORIDA OFFERS SOUTH FLORIDA DEFENSIVE END

Florida was one of three offers for Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Dillard 2019 defensive end Braylen Ingraham on Tuesday morning. Alabama and Michigan were the others.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 10:22 a.m.     

A COUPLE OF FLORIDA UPDATES ON THE NETWORK

In his Twitter Tuesday Q&A session Mike Farrell shares his thoughts on Florida being a potential landing spot for grad-transfer quarterback Malik Zaire.

In the same article he discusses possible top five classes and some teams who could surprise in recruiting

LINK: Twitter Tuesday Q&A

If you missed it, on Monday Landon Watnick had an update on where Zaire stands with his decision looming large.

RELATED: Insider Update: The latest on the Zaire situation

Woody Wommack takes a look at five top recruiting battles in the SEC - including Florida and Georgia battling it out for five-star Tyreke Johnson.

LINK: Five SEC recruiting battles

In the Alley we have an ongoing discussion of how highly Johnson is and isn't thought to be on the board.

ALLEY: How bad does Florida want Johnson?

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Monday, May 22, 2017 8:18 p.m.   

RIVALS100 BACK WANTS TO HEAR FROM FLORIDA

Charlotte (N.C.) Harding 2019 Rivals100 running back Quavaris Crouch has plenty of top programs hot on his trail early on. He says though that Florida is a team he is hoping to hear from.

LINK: Florida one of three teams Crouch wants to hear from

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Monday, May 22, 2017 8:11 p.m.       

FLORIDA SURE TO MAKE THE CUT

According to Marietta (Ga.) three-star linebacker Azeez Ojulari - Florida is one of three SEC programs who is sure to make the cut when he narrows his list down.

LINK: Ojulari is sure of three finalists

ALLEY: Talk Ojulari with other Florida fans

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Monday, May 22, 2017 5:08 p.m.     

TWO MORE OFFERS

Here are two more offers Florida has extended today:

* The bigger of the two offers went out to 2019 Eugene (Org.) Sheldon Rivals100 quarterback Michael Johnson. The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder received an offer from Georgia as well.

* Gainesville (Fla.) Buchholz 2019 athlete Trent Whittemore received his first Power 5 offer when the Gators extended one earlier today.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 3:53 p.m.    

RIVALS100 LINEMAN RELEASES TOP 11

After not really being mentioned much by him until this spring, Florida has now made the top 11 of Katy (Tx.) Taylor Rivals100 defensive end Max Wright.

Though the No. 45 rated prospect in the nation is located in the heart of Big 12 country, Wright's list is heaivly populated with SEC programs.

ALLEY: Talk Wright with other Florida fans


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Monday, May 22, 2017 9:18 a.m.    

TAKE CORBIN BACK OFF THE BOARD

After decommitting from Tennessee just days ago, Melbourne (Fla.) Holy Trinity four-star all-purpose back Jashaun Corbin has made a new commitment, this time to Florida State.

Unlike his pledge to the Volunteers, this one to the Seminoles could directly impact Florida's board.

How does ths impact the Gators with prospects such as James Cook and Dameon Pierce?

ALLEY: Take Corbin back off the board

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Monday, May 22, 2017 9:18 a.m.      

NEW 2020 OFFER OUT

Florida has extended an offer to Port Orange (Fla.) Spruce Creek 2020 linebacker Tyler Berrong.

Not long afterward the 6-foot-3, 215-pounder also picked up an offer from North Carolina.