GatorNation: recruiting mailbag
August, 2, 2013
By Derek Tyson | ESPN Insider
Radi Nabulsi/ESPNThere's a long way to go in the recruitment of Lorenzo Carter, but the five-star defensive end maintains that Florida is his leader.GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It’s time to dip into the GatorNation recruiting mailbag and answer your questions. 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 post your questions on our Insider fan forum, The Chompions Club.
Coolflyguy1: With us leading for so many top prospects in 2015, could we end up with one of the best classes of all time, or is it at least worth a few championships?
A: Obviously, at this stage, it is hard to predict just how good any of these 2015 prospects will be. Remember, they are only entering their junior year of high school. Some might not qualify, some might not progress physically or mentally -- and there are just too may variables to determine just how successful these players could be on the next level. That being said the Gators are in really good shape for players such as Jeffrey Holland (Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian), Byron Cowart (Seffner, Fla./Armwood), CeCe Jefferson (Glen St. Mary, Fla./Baker Co.) and already have a commitment from Da'Vante Phillips (Miami/Central), the No. 1-ranked WR for the 2015 class. All of these players are ranked in the top 100 of the ESPN Junior 300 and Florida does have an opportunity to land a special class next year, but it's too early to determine just how successful that class will be on the next level.
The top five freshmen in the SEC
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State