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The Wire: Interesting choice of clothing for Rivals100 Barnes

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 7:13 p.m.         

2019 DEFENSIVE END DECIDES

Florida and Miami were considered the top two since the beginning of the year, but after visiting the Gators earlier this week, Fort Meyers (Fla.) Dunbar 2019 defensive end Derick Hunter returned home and committed to the Hurricanes.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 8:47 a.m.       

RIVALS100 BARNES DECKED OUT IN GATORS GEAR

Though he was in 'enemy' territory, attending, but not participating in a camp in the Peach State, Apopka (Fla.) Rivals100 offensive lineman William Barnes was decked out in Gators gear at the 3 Stripe Camp stop in Georgia on Wednesday.

LINK: Three takeaways from the 3 Stripe Elite Camp

ALLEY: Join in on the Barnes' discussion

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 11:04 p.m.     

WIDE OUT TARGET BACKS OFF BAYLOR COMMIT

Earlier today Inside the Gators posted an article on Miami (Fla.) Carol City wide out Tyquan Thornton - who is committed to Baylor, but offered by Florida over the weekend.

RELATED: Florida makes a move on Baylor commit Thornton

In the Alley we suggested that if the Gators or Hurricanes pressed, he may not be committed to the Bears for long.

ALLEY: Join the Florida fans only discussion on Thornton

Well, he didn't stay committed for long as he tweeted tonight that he is back to being open.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 10:27 p.m.    

TOP TARGET VISITS ALABAMA

Before heading to this weekend's Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge presented by adidas Decatur (Ala.) Austin four-star running back Asa Martin decided to take a quick trip over to visit with the Crimson Tide.

LINK: Martin takes quick trip to Alabama

LINK: Florida targets at the Challenge #3 Martin


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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 12:10 p.m.     

FLORIDA COMMIT VISITING CLEMSON

New Smyrna Beach (Fla.) Rivals100 cornerback Jaleel McRae, who is Florida's top rated commit in the Class of 2019, is currently visiting Clemson.

Check out what he thinks of the visit in the Alley.

LINK: More on McRae's visit to Clemson

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 9:19 p.m.         

FIVE-STAR QUARTERBACK FIELDS BACK ON THE MARKET

Kennesaw (Ga.) Harrison five-star quarterback, and top Florida target, Justin Fields is back on the market, having decommitted from Penn State on Tuesday night.

Two and a half weeks ago he went into great detail about Florida and where the Gators stand.

LINK: Is Fields the last man standing on Florida's quarterback board?

ALLEY: Talk about this HUGE development with Florida fans

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 3:37 p.m.         

COULD SAFETY BE FLIPPING TO FLORIDA?

Though he was committed to Miami, over the weekend Miami (Fla.) Carol City three-star safety Randy Russell visited Florida along with his high school teammates for the Gators 7v7 Challenge.

This afternoon he decommitted from Miami.

Could he be flipping to Florida?

ALLEY: The latest on safety Randy Russell

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Monday, June 5, 2017 12:32 p.m.      

2019 DEFENSIVE END ON CAMPUS

2019 Sunshine State defensive end Derick Hunter is visiting Florida on Tuesday. He already has earned offers from Florida, Miami, Tennessee and many others.

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Monday, June 5, 2017 4:47 p.m.       

FOUR-STAR SHAKING THINGS UP?

Pensacola (Fla.) Pine Forest four-star wide receiver Jacob Copeland - who was once down to two schools before expanding his list to five favorites - appears to be set to narrow his list once again.

Alabama and Florida have been seen as the two who are fighting it out, but could another team be entering the race?

ALLEY: The latest on four-star Copeland

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Monday, June 5, 2017 12:52 p.m.    

DEFENSIVE TACKLE VISITING

State of Ohio defensive tackle Tyler Bentley, who was offered by Florida last month, visited the Gators today.

When Florida offered last month he told Inside the Gators that he would visit the Gators this summer.

Well, it happened today.

LINK: Florida joins growing offer list for defensive tackle

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Monday, June 5, 2017 10:12 a.m.      

2019 RIVALS100 PROSPECT TWEETS FROM THE SWAMP

Saint Simons Island (Ga.) Frederica Academy four-star athlete Jashawn Sheffield joined his team in Gainesville for Florida's Friday 7v7 Challenge.

Here he is posting a photo from inside the Swamp.

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Monday, June 5, 2017 10:07 a.m.     

MORE OFFERS

* 2019 Tampa (Fla.) Wiregrass athlete Raymond Woodie was offered by Florida. In tweeting out the offer, he called the Gators his dream school.

* 2019 Tampa (Fla.) Wharton cornerback Johnny Dixon. He already had offers from Alabama and South Carolina.