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GatorNation recruiting mailbag

2/28/2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It’s time to dip in to the GatorNation recruiting mailbag and answer the questions you want to know. Because of the amount of questions we’ve received, we won’t be able to get to all of them today, but we encourage you to ask your questions on our Insider fan forum, "The Chompions Club."

moorelinemen - What other running backs do you see committing to us?

A: Florida has commitments from two excellent backs in four-star Adam Lane and five-star Kelvin Taylor, but the Gators would like to land one more speed back to complement them. The likely candidates at this point are Ryan Green, Alvin Kamara and Josh Mercer. Green and Kamara are well known, but keep an eye out for Mercer. He has the speed and measurables Florida is looking for. He's definitely a name to remember. Green is also very high on the Gators.

kendallland1 - A lot of the offensive line prospects UF has offered so far seem to be out-of-state guys. Is that because the state of Florida isn't as loaded at OL?

A: That is a fair assessment. Obviously Lake City (Fla.) Columbia's Laremy Tunsil is one of the top prospects in the country, but after him, there just aren't as many linemen in Florida as usual. The Gators have offered in-state prospects Joe Fennell and Roderick Johnson, but look for a majority of Florida's 2013 offensive line class to come from out of state.

@ConquertheApex - Can we land wide receivers Taj Williams and Reggie Davis from Lincoln along with Stacy Coley? Is Ahmad Fulwood totally out the question?

A: First off, Fulwood is not out of the question by any means. Yes he stated he wanted to go out of state recently, but Florida continues to put the full-court press on him, and in the world of recruiting things can change on a dime. I think it is unlikely that Florida will take Williams and Davis. They could take one, but with limited numbers, I'm just not sure they take both. Coley remains a high priority. Look for Florida add to its receiver class in the near future and let guys battle over the remaining slots in camp over the summer.

@SebLAs5 - Do you see the Gators getting a top-five ranked prospects like D.J. Humphries for 2013?

A: I would say Tunsil is the most likely candidate at this point. Keep in mind Florida has commitments from five-star prospects Kelvin Taylor, Caleb Brantley and Nick Washington, but none of those guys are likely to be among the top five prospects in the country. Even if they don't land a top-five prospect, the Gators are still setting themselves up for a very strong 2013 class.

KH07 - What happened with 2012 junior college offensive lineman Fehoko Fanaika?

A: Fanaika has Florida in his top three along with Florida, LSU and Hawaii. He will be taking his last official visit to LSU this upcoming weekend, and according to his college recruiting coordinator Tim Tulloch, he will likely make a decision soon after.

secrocks2000 - Do you think Daniel McMillian is solid to UF with all the First Coast players at FSU and his teammate just committing there?

A: I wasn't able to reach McMillian for comment, but this is what James Hearns told me at the SPARQ combine in Orlando when asked that same question: "I asked him, he was like, 'Yeah that's usually a pipeline, but he was like, at the end of the day, you've got to do what's best for you. It's not all about the history or tradition. You have to do what's best for you,' " Hearns said. "Yeah he's solid to Florida. Me and him talk about it all the time."

So to answer your question, yes it appears he is solid to Florida.