GatorNation recruiting mailbag 

December, 21, 2011
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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."

@someguynamedkev
: With South Carolina losing Ellis Johnson to Southern Miss, do you think the Gators have a decent shot with Tyriq McCord?

A: It certainly doesn’t hurt Florida that Johnson has left the Gamecocks. McCord said after his visit to Gainesville for the FSU game that he felt closer with the players at South Carolina than he did at Florida. The loss of Johnson shouldn’t change that, but if South Carolina goes to a completely new defense, it is something McCord will have to think about.
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